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SXSW Review: Critical Thinking

Telling the true story of the 1998 Miami Jackson High School chess team who used their skills to compete in the state championships, Critical Thinking -- starring and directed by John Leguizamo -- is a compelling biopic-sports-movie looking...

 
 
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Review: Burden

Love is an exceptionally powerful emotion. While hard to explain in rational terms, the feeling of warmth and acceptance one gets when madly in love can cause men to move mountains. Never underestimate the lengths people will go to defend t...

 
 
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Dr Seuss bio-pic to possibly star Jim Carrey

Almost every child and most of the staff here at Flixist grew up reading at least one of the Dr. Seuss books. Now, years after Jim Carrey brought one of his creations to life in The Grinch, Carrey is in talks to play the man ...

 
 
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Richard Jewell may be the most controversial film of 2019

2019 has been a year loaded with conflict and backlash, but no other film seems to have caused as much of an uproar as Clint Eastwood's Richard Jewell. A bio-drama based on the events of the bombing at the 1996 Summer Olympics in Atlanta, G...

 
 
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Review: Official Secrets

The real-life Katherine Gun represents one of the rare figures in modern political history who has the courage to say something when everyone else remains silent. Set in 2003, the story of Official Secrets revolves around how she leaked...

 
 
 
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LFF Review: Harriet

It’s remarkable that the feats of Harriet Tubman, former slave-turned-civil-rights-activist, is a story that’s not been told in film before. A woman who became an abolitionist in the lead up to the American Civil War in 1861...

 
 
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Netflix's Blonde welcomes new members to the cast

Netflix's Blonde, the Ana de Armas starring, Andrew Dominik produced Marilyn Monroe biopic, has just gotten a whole heaping of additional cast members. As Deadline reports, Garret Dillahunt (Fear the Walking Dead), Scoot McNairy (True Detec...

 
 
 
 
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Review: Driven

The DMC-12 is the epitome of potential unfulfilled. Commonly known as the DeLorean, the stainless steel car never reached the aspirations of its creator, its legacy instead cemented in film as a time machine. John DeLorean was a mover and a...

 
 
 
 
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Elvis biopic set to Jailhouse Rock in 2021

The untitled Elvis Presley biopic from director Baz Luhrmann will be heading to theaters on October 1, 2021. Warner Bros. confirmed the news last Friday after addressing that Denis Villeneuve's Dune adaptation will be getting pushed back to...

 
 
 
 
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Austin Butler cast as Elvis in King of Rock's biopic

I have decided that my niche for Flixist will be complaining about they don't make musicals like they used to these days. I assure you it's not just because I'm a millennial with terrible taste in  music (Hello the 3 people over 60 who...

 
 
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David Fincher sets his next film: Mank, starring Gary Oldman

It's been five years since we got a feature out of Fincher. Gone Girl was a 2014 smash, though he's certainly kept busy. He directed episodes of Mindhunter, the serial killer procedural series for Netflix that he executive produced. But Dav...

 
 
 
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Five handsome men are vying for the role of Elvis

The race to play Elvis has been shortlisted to five of the planet's most eligible Kings. Ansel Elgort, Harry Styles, Miles Teller, Austin Butler, and Aaron Taylor-Johnson have been linked to the upcoming biopic from Baz Luhrmann. Who has th...

 
 
 
 
 
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Tolkien's second trailer still looks quite formulaic

Last month, we got our first look at the upcoming J.R.R. Tolkien biopic titled Tolkien. Covering the formative years of the renowned author's life, I felt the teaser came off a bit formulaic and full of Hollywood cliches. This longer trail...

 
 
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Review: Mapplethorpe

Mapplethorpe is a biopic of American photographer and artist Robert Mapplethorpe. If you’re not familiar, Mapplethorpe, who died in 1989, was a controversial artist whose work often centered around themes of homoeroticism and S&a...

 
 
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Taron Egerton looks fabulous in Rocketman's newest trailer

Biopics on celebrities might be a bit old hat by now, but you have to admire the dedication to capturing Elton John's persona in Rocketman. Taron Egerton has the look down pat to the point that I'm almost convinced it's Sir Elton, himself. ...

 
 
 
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Review: Lords of Chaos

Longtime readers of this site will know I've had issues with the biopic genre for a while. I'm a stickler for establishing a theme and feel and following them through the entire movie. The biopic genre a lot of the time seems to forget this...

 
 
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Sony's Mr. Rogers biopic gets a title and date

We've known for quite a while that Tom Hanks would be starring in a Mr. Rogers biopic. We even had the initial shot of him on the set in the iconic red sweater. What we didn't know is what the film would be called or when it would be releas...

 
 
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The 2018 Golden Cages: Most Overrated Movie

Welcome one and all to Flixist's new end of the year awards program, the Golden Cages! With Hollywood becoming increasingly out of touch with what the people like, we at Flixist have taken it upon ourselves to deliver the fair, balanced, di...

 
 
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Tolkien's teaser name drops a bunch of his novels

No one can deny that J.R.R. Tolkien is one of the most important authors that ever lived. He created rich fantasy worlds that would later be adapted into one of the most successful Hollywood franchises around. He also brought to light a gen...

 
 
 
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Review: On the Basis of Sex

Biopics have come a long way in the last 20 years. What used to be extreme dramatizations of a person’s life have given way to more thoughtful looks at the humanity behind powerful figures. At our very core we are all humans and while...

 
 
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Review: Stan & Ollie

For some reason, I grew up watching a good amount of Laurel and Hardie comedies. Now, this wasn't as pervasive as Abbott and Castello, but I knew my classic vaudeville double acts pretty well as a young lad. That's probably not true for mos...

 
 
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Review: Bohemian Rhapsody

I think I need to stop doing reviews of biopics for people I love and revere because I go in with too high of expectations for the movie to cover everything about the person and make it an enjoyable filmgoing experience, which is inheren...

 
 
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Review: First Man

Another year, another epic sci-fi movie that rolls into theatres to rake up award nominations. Since 2013, there's been a trend to release at least one big sci-fi movie that either focuses on scientifically accurate space adventures or a hi...

 
 
 
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Peek behind Freddy Mercury's curtain a new biopic trailer

Bohemian (noun): a person who has informal and unconventional social habits, especially an artist or writer. If ever a word could transition from page and ink to bone and flesh, the above would become Freddy Mercury. The Queen singer ...

 
 
 
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Amazon backs Marie Curie biopic Radioactive

Amazon has partnered with Studiocanal to cofinance and distribute the film Radioactive, a biopic about the lives and romance of scientists Marie and Pierre Curie. The film is based on the 2010 graphic novel Radioactive: Marie & Pierre C...

 
 




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Slay the Dragon"A powerful piece on political activism and the impact an individual can have"

 

The Platform"As above, so below"

 

SXSW Critical Thinking"What's your next move?"

 

Bloodshot"A bloody mess (not the good kind)"

 

SXSW Drunk Bus"Going round in circles"

 

The Hunt"Not even the third most talked about movie of the year"

 

Never Rarely Sometimes Always"Necessary for our time"

 

Jurassic Thunder"Somehow worse than it looks"

 

Castlevania (Season 3)"WHERE'S GRANT???"

 

The Booksellers"The moment he croaks I'm on the phone with Sotheby's"

 

The Wild Goose Lake"Goose on the loose."

 

The Way Back"Can't find its way"

 

The Dark Red"Kidnapping babies and wasting time"

 

The Invisible Man"Nothing to see here"

 

Burden"Love conquers all...except boredom"

 

Verotika"'Your teets are looking at me!'"

 

Blood on Her Name"'That don't put the skin back on the cat'"

 

Dragon Quest: Your Story"Butchering a beloved classic"

 

My Hero Academia: Heroes Rising"Yet I'm falling asleep"

 

Beanpole"Plant a seed and hope for the best"

 

Ride Your Wave"Love and water"

 

We"A deadly serious sex comedy"

 
 
 
 
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