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Big Eyes

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In a rather radical departure from his last few very edgy movies acclaimed director Tim Burton has opted to make a biopic about Walter Keane the infamous plagiarist who in the 1950’s claimed that his wife’s populist art was his own work. It’s a colorful lightweight drama that never gets dark even when Keane’s trickery … Continue reading



Dalida

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  “La vie m’est insupportable… Pardonnez-moi.” (“Life is unbearable for me… Forgive me.”) … this becomes very clear on the very last minute of this biopic of one of the most versatile popstars of the past century. Dalida, or simply Dali, had it all! Born from an Italian family who emigrated to Cairo during the … Continue reading



The Glorias : 4 Actors try to step into Gloria Steinem shoes

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  Theater/film director Julie Taymor adapted Gloria Steinem’s memoir My Life On The Road to make this ambitious and overly biopic on one of the US’s leading feminists.  Using 4 different actors playing the woman herself (and an appearance by Ms Steinem at the end) the screen was awash with Glorias that Taymor even juxtapositioned … Continue reading



Grace of Monaco

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This story of the beautiful Oscar Winning movie star who swapped being Hollywood royalty for her own real life Prince Charming who swept her off her feet, starts almost at the beginning.  Its the final day on the Set of ‘High Society’ the last movie that Grace Kelly will ever make, and the very next day … Continue reading




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