Biopics

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Enfant Terrible review – Fassbinder portrait shows punk rock side of an arthouse auteur
Oskar Röhler has created a heartfelt and appropriately awestruck portrait of the bleary Byron of the German new wave, Rainer Werner Fassbinder

Peter Bradshaw

31, Mar, 2021 @3:00 PM

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New photo shows Kristen Stewart as Princess Diana ahead of biopic Spencer
Shooting has moved to the UK on the forthcoming film Spencer, as Poldark’s Jack Farthing cast as Prince Charles

Catherine Shoard

26, Mar, 2021 @12:36 PM

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Ammonite review – Kate Winslet and Saoirse Ronan find love among the fossils | Peter Bradshaw's film of the week
Francis Lee’s sensational biopic of palaeontology pioneer Mary Anning reimagines her erotic encounter with a woman trapped in a stifling marriage

Peter Bradshaw

25, Mar, 2021 @11:58 AM

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Memories of My Father review – deeply felt memoir of Medellín's public-health champion
Almodóvar regular Javier Cámara brings a wonderful richness to his portrayal of Colombian professor and campaigner Héctor Abad Gómez

Peter Bradshaw

25, Mar, 2021 @11:00 AM

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Creation Stories review – generic biopic of record label supremo Alan McGee
Ewen Bremner stars as the fiery Scots label boss in this cliche-ridden drama co-written by Irvine Welsh

Simran Hans

20, Mar, 2021 @3:00 PM

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'It's all psychedelic!' The film about Alan McGee's rocking, rolling life
He launched Oasis and Primal Scream, then practiced occult magic in Wales. Nick Moran and Ewen Bremner explain how they recreated McGee’s life for biopic Creation Stories

John Harris

18, Mar, 2021 @12:00 PM

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Creation Stories review – mythmaking and megalomania in likable Alan McGee biopic
Irvine Welsh’s cracking adaption of an autobiography by the ‘President of Pop’ flashes from My Bloody Valentine to his discovery of Oasis

Cath Clarke

18, Mar, 2021 @9:00 AM

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'A beacon of change': new film to celebrate life of ceramicist Clarice Cliff
Bridgerton’s Phoebe Dynevor will star as Staffordshire artist celebrated for bringing modernist style to the everyday

Dalya Alberge

17, Mar, 2021 @9:00 AM

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Judas and the Black Messiah review – truly gripping Black Panther drama
Daniel Kaluuya and Lakeith Stanfield give award-worthy performances as party leader Fred Hampton and the man who betrayed him

Mark Kermode Observer film critic

14, Mar, 2021 @8:00 AM

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Enter a feminist superhero … without the catfights and ass-kicking
Director Julie Taymor tells how her new film depicts women’s rights pioneer Gloria Steinem, minus the stereotypes

Dalya Alberge

07, Mar, 2021 @6:53 AM

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The United States vs Billie Holiday review – Andra Day's film all the way
As the blues singer, Day is magnetic in Lee Daniels’s often chaotic biopic, built around a speculative romance between Holiday and a government agent

Mark Kermode

28, Feb, 2021 @8:00 AM

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Robbie Williams biopic to be directed by Greatest Showman's Michael Gracey
Filming of ‘superhero narrative’ of one of the UK’s most successful pop stars slated to begin in the summer

Ben Beaumont-Thomas

23, Feb, 2021 @12:05 PM

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