Bill: On His Own

In 1981, CBS aired a television movie called, “Bill.” Based on a true story, Mickey Rooney plays a mentally handicapped man named, Bill Sackter. He meets a would-be screenwriter named, Barry Morrow. Together, they form a close friendship. The movie earned positive reviews from critics and viewers alike. Mickey Rooney ultimately won a Golden Globe […]

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Goodfellas

In 1985, crime reporter turned writer Nicolas Pileggi published a non-fiction crime book called, “Wiseguy.” It follows the life and career of Henry Hill juggling his double life as a family man and gangster. Meanwhile, on the set of Tom Cruise & Paul Newman’s film “The Color Of Money,” Martin “Marty” Scorsese read the book […]

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The Eyes Of Tammy Faye

“The Eyes Of Tammy Faye” was released in 2021. (same year No Time To Die came out) It received mixed reviews from critics and movie goers alike. Jessica Chastain earned a Golden Globe nomination for “Best Actress In A Drama.” Unfortunately, Nicole Kidman took home the award for her performance as Lucille Ball in “Being […]

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The Tender Bar

“The Tender Bar” was officially released in theaters in 2021 (same year James Gunn’s The Suicide Squad came out) and digitally on Amazon Prime in early 2022. It received positive reviews from critics and movie goers alike. Ben Affleck earned a “Best Supporting Actor” nomination at The Golden Globes & Screen Actors Guild or SAG […]

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King Richard

King Richard is currently out in theaters and streaming on HBO Max. It received positive reviews from critics and movie goers alike. Besides praise, It’s making revenue at the box office. I previously listed King Richard as one of my “Top 12 Anticipated Films On HBO Max.” Will Smith’s upcoming film is “Emancipation” directed by […]

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What Happened To Brittany Murphy?

“What Happened To Brittany Murphy?” is streaming on HBO Max. It received positive reception from critics and streamers alike. Awards Season is ongoing until The Oscars air on March 2022. I have a fascination watching documentaries about actors/actresses. Keep in mind, this review is a short one, because this ain’t a scripted film/series with extensive […]

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Sid And Judy

“Sid And Judy” officially aired in 2019 (same year Avengers: Endgame came out) on Showtime around the same time Renee Zellweger’s “Judy” came out. I received positive reactions from critics and viewers alike. As you may know, Awards Season is ongoing from November to The Oscars airing next year on March. I wanna share my […]

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Four Good Days

“Four Good Days” premiered in 2020 (same year Mac Miller’s final album Circles came out) at “The Sundance Film Festival” and finally got a theatrical release in 2021. It received mixed reviews from critics and movie goers alike. Today’s review contains no SPOILERS whatsoever. I’m giving many of you a chance to see this obscure […]

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Val

We’re already familiar with Val Kilmer’s work in “Top Gun,” “The Doors,” “Tombstone,” “Batman Forever,” “Heat” & “Kiss Kiss Bang Bang,” but do you know him offscreen? For the first time, the actor shares us movie goers personal videos in a documentary film titled, “Val.” Val is currently streaming on Amazon Prime. It received positive […]

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The Normal Heart

In 1985, an autobiographical play titled, “The Normal Heart” opened to the public. Based on Larry Kramer’s activism on gay rights during The AIDS Epidemic, the story focuses on Ned Weeks attempting to raise AIDS awareness during The Early 80s. The Normal Heart earned critical acclaim from critics and audience members alike. Three Decades Later, […]

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Grey Gardens (2009)

“Grey Gardens” aired on HBO in 2009. (same year The Hangover came out) It received universal acclaim from critics and viewers alike. Grey Gardens became an eligible nominee at “The Primetime Emmy Awards,” “Screen Actors Guild” & “The Golden Globes.” Both Drew Barrymore & Jessica Lange earned their awards. I first heard of this movie […]

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Halston

Halston is streaming on Netflix. It received positive reviews from critics and streamers alike. Ewan McGregor will reprise his role as Obi-Wan Kenobi in a Disney Plus mini-series focusing on the character. Ryan Murphy and his posse including Sarah Paulson, (my favorite actress of all time) Frances Conroy, Evan Peters, Billie Lourd, Lily Rabe & […]

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Into The Wild

In 1996, an autobiographical novel titled, “Into The Wild” opened in bookstores. Based on a true story. In The Early 90s, recent college gradate Christopher McCandless decides to change his lifestyle, discards his prized possessions, gives away his savings account to charity and travels on foot to Alaska to live in the wild. After a […]

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The Trial Of The Chicago 7

“The Trial Of The Chicago 7” is currently streaming on Netflix along with “Mank,” “Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom,” “Hillbilly Elegy,” “Over The Moon,” “My Octopus Teacher” & “Crip Camp.” It received critical acclaim from critics and streamers alike. In addition to unanimous praise, it earned Oscar nominations for “Best Supporting Actor,” (Sacha Baron Cohen) “Best […]

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Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom

Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom is currently streaming on Netflix. It received unanimous praise from critics and streamers alike. In addition to critical acclaim, the film earned Oscar nominations for the late Chadwick Boseman & Viola Davis under the categories “Best Actor” & “Best Supporting Actress.” Chadwick won a Golden Globe, BAFTA & SAG award. Before […]

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Hillbilly Elegy

“Hillbilly Elegy” is currently streaming on Netflix along with “The Trial Of Chicago 7,” “Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom,” “Da Five Bloods,” “Over The Moon,” “Crip Camp” & “Mank.” It received negative reviews from critics and streamers alike. Despite earning a Razzie nomination for “Worst Supporting Actress, (Glenn Close) Hillbilly Elegy unexpectedly earned Amy Adams & […]

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Kid 90

In The 80s, Soleil Moon Frye became a household name starring in a sitcom called, “Punky Brewster.” For those who never seen the show including me, it’s about an abandoned girl who comes across a kind man, he adopts her and begins a new life. As in most sitcoms, hilarity ensues. Punky Brewster aired on […]

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The United States VS. Billie Holiday

“The United States VS. Billie Holiday” is currently streaming on Hulu alongside “Nomadland.” It received mixed reviews from critics. Despite divisive reactions, The United States VS. Billie Holiday is nominated for two Golden Globe Awards for “Best Actress In A Drama” (Andra Day”) & “Best Original Song.” (Tigress And Tweed) “The 78th Golden Globes” will […]

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The Act

In June 2015, a number of death threats posted on Dee Dee Blanchard’s Facebook account. Police officers pinpoint the location of The Blanchard Residence only to find Blanchard’s lifeless body at home. The local authorities track down the perpetrators, they turn out to be Blanchard’s daughter Gypsy Rose & her boyfriend Nicholas Godejohn, who suffers […]

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