Category Archives: Biopic

Finally: The Replacements get the documentary treatment they deserve.

If, like I did, you grew up listening to independent music and college radio in the 1980s, then you probably loved The Replacements. The Minneapolis band led by singer/songwriter Paul Westerberg could be brilliant and heart-rending and they could also … Continue reading

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Short Film Favorite: “We Didn’t Get Famous.”

This one is well worth the 35 minutes of your time it will take to watch it. “We Didn’t Get Famous” is a history of the southeastern American rock scene from 1978 to 1990. It features some of the unsung … Continue reading

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The Observer Reviews “Marley.”

I’m completely fascinated by Kevin MacDonald’s epic biopic of the late reggae singer, who died 30 years ago at the age of 36. Writing in The Observer of London this morning, critic Phillip French offers his take on the movie. … Continue reading

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Video Interview With “Marley” Director Kevin MacDonald

Here’s the filmmaker talking about his new documentary of the life and times of the legendary reggae singer, who died of cancer in 1981. Reggae is a huge part of my life, so I’m really quite keen to see this … Continue reading

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Amanda Seyfried In Poster For “Lovelace.”

It’s kind of a big weekend for  Seyfried, the young actress who hails from Pennsylvania’s Lehigh Valley.  For starters, she’s profiled in The New York Times today. Now, courtesy of the folks at ComingSoon, here’s a new poster for “Lovelace,” … Continue reading

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Patricia Arquette Tapped For Jeff Buckley Biopic.

Empire reports that the actress will play Mary Guibert, the mother of the cult folk-pop singer, who died in 1997. Here’s the nut graf; “The film, which according to whatever source you believe is either untitled or called Mystery White … Continue reading

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Woody Allen’s First “Midnight in Paris” Was A 1971 Short Story.

Here’s a fascinating piece by Steve Pond over at The Wrap, who notes that Woody Allen took a fantasy trip to the Lost Generation’s City of Light years before last summer’s sleeper hit Midnight in Paris. As he got ready … Continue reading

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