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Review: TIFF 2019: ‘Judy’ is a tale of joy and tears on- and off-screen Special

‘Judy’ is an intimate portrayal of Judy Garland’s final year as she experiences both success and disaster on stage in London.

Review: ‘Tolkien’ is the tale of where it all truly started Special

‘Tolkien’ is a charming look at the author’s formative years, when he encountered many of the people and places that would later influence his epic adventures.

Review: 'The Dirt' is an exceptional Mötley Crüe biopic on Netflix Special

On March 22, the Mötley Crüe biopic "The Dirt" was released on Netflix, which is based on the true story of the iconic hard rock and glam metal band.

Review: ‘On the Basis of Sex’ follows a modern-day suffragette Special

‘On the Basis of Sex’ is a rousing film that chronicles the extraordinary life of a woman who’s made judicial history and cemented her position as an American pioneer.

Review: ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ is all cheers, no tears Special

‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ is the nearly non-confrontational, somewhat sanitized tale of the still-celebrated rock band, Queen, as they soared to stardom.

Review: ‘First Man’ puts audiences in the front seat for the moon landing Special

‘First Man’ is a vivid depiction of the dangers of being an astronaut from the perspective of space hero, Neil Armstrong.

Review: ‘Chappaquiddick’ explores the accident that destroyed dreams Special

‘Chappaquiddick’ is a look inside the cover-up that destroyed the Kennedys’ last hope of getting another man in the White House.

Review: ‘I, Tonya’ is a gritty story that no one could’ve expected Special

‘I, Tonya’ is a gripping film that goes beyond the scandal heard around the world in order to explore the class bias that plagued the figure skater’s entire career.

‘Battle of the Sexes’ trailer recreates competitive energy Special

Emma Stone and Steve Carell are the spitting image of their real-life counterparts in the ‘Battle of the Sexes’ trailer.

Review: ‘Maudie’ paints a complex but fulfilling picture Special

‘Maudie’ features exceptional performances by Sally Hawkins and Ethan Hawke in this moving story of a real-life artist with small-town charm.

Review: ‘Born to be Blue’ wants you to know there’s more to Chet Baker Special

‘Born to be Blue’ uses a difficult period in real-life jazz musician Chet Baker’s life to present a dreamy reimagining of the man behind the celebrity and legendary heroin addiction.

Review: Tom Hardy elevates ‘Legend’ above being just another mob movie Special

‘Legend’ features a stellar performance by Tom Hardy, who portrays identical twin gangsters who rose through the ranks of Britain’s most notorious criminals in the 60s.

Review: ‘Experimenter’ is the human perspective of a scientific coup Special

‘Experimenter’ is an unconventional biopic chronicling Stanley Milgram’s behavioural research and the varied impact it would have on the rest of his career, featuring an outstanding performance by Peter Sarsgaard.

Review: ‘The Walk’ is no average stroll down memory lane Special

‘The Walk’ is the striking retelling of Philippe Petit’s awe-inspiring high-wire walk in the ‘70s, which also pays tribute to the influence of the World Trade Center towers.

Review: ‘Straight Outta Compton’ isn’t as controversial as the group was Special

‘Straight Outta Compton’ is an acceptable biopic chronicling the rise and fall of ‘80s rap group N.W.A., though it doesn’t delve too far beneath the surface.

Review: ‘Unbroken’ features relentless performances Special

‘Unbroken’ is based on the inspiring memoirs of Louis Zamperini, an Olympic long-distance athlete who became a prisoner of war during WWII.

Review: Nothing artificial about ‘The Imitation Game’ Special

‘The Imitation Game’ is the fascinating story of Alan Turing (played by an indelible Benedict Cumberbatch) and his contributions to a top secret military project that turned the tides in WWII.

Review: ‘The Theory of Everything’ misses nothing Special

‘The Theory of Everything’ is an inspiring biopic about Stephen Hawking that is well-deserving of its Oscar buzz, especially in regards to its main actor.

Soulful trailer released for ‘Jimi: All is by My Side’ (video)

‘Jimi: All is by My Side,’ the Jimi Hendrix biopic starring OutKast’s André Benjamin, has a release date and a newly launched trailer.

Oliver Stone purchases rights to second source for Snowden film

Anatoly Kucherena, Edward Snowden’s Russian lawyer, has sold the film rights to his novel, “Time of the Octopus,” to American filmmaker Oliver Stone.

Review: ‘Mandela — Long Walk to Freedom’ is a difficult road Special

‘Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom’ recounts Nelson Mandela's journey from his childhood in a rural village to his inauguration as the first democratically elected president of South Africa.

Don Cheadle to play Miles Davis in biopic

New York - Don Cheadle will play Miles Davis in "Kill The Trumpet Player," a biopic he's long been planning about one of the most influential musicians of the 20th century.

Tupac Shakur biopic to be filmed in 2014

It was announced Thursday, just days after the anniversary of his death, that there will be a biopic about rapper Tupac Shakur.

Mandela movie gets warts-and-all treatment, says actor

The British actor playing Nelson Mandela in a new biopic says the movie doesn’t shy away from the former ANC leader and South Africa president’s less flattering characteristics.

Justin Timberlake to play Neil Bogart in biopic

A few days ago it was announced that Justin Timberlake would play the lead in a biopic of Neil Bogart, a record company executive in the disco-era, who died in 1982 at the age of 39.

Ashton Kutcher plays Steve Jobs in Biopic

In the biopic movie "Jobs", actor Ashton Kutcher plays Steve Jobs, the founder of Apple, but some reviewers are slamming his performance.

Al Pacino to play ex-Penn State coach Joe Paterno in biopic

Actor Al Pacino will play late Penn State football coach Joe Paterno in a biopic tentatively titled "Happy Valley." Brian De Palma will direct. The two have experience working together as they teamed up for "Scarface" in 1983 and "Carlito's Way" in 1993.

Lenny Kravitz to play Marvin Gaye in biopic

Rockstar Lenny Kravitz will play R&B legend Marvin Gaye in a biopic set to be filmed in 2013, representatives for Kravitz have confirmed.

Film planned on the life of rock star Michael Hutchence

Sydney - Screenwriter Bobby Galinsky is working on a film about Australian rock star Michael Hutchence, who died 15 years ago this week.

'The Jack Layton Story' biopic coming to a small screen near you

Winnipeg - In a joint production between the CBC, Pier 21 Films and Eagle Vision Inc., the life of Jack Layton is coming to the small screen. Titled "Smilin’ Jack: The Jack Layton Story" it chronicles the 2011 federal election campaign.
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Ethan Hawke stars as Chet Baker in  Born to be Blue
Ethan Hawke stars as Chet Baker in 'Born to be Blue'
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A scene from TIFF selection   Judy
A scene from TIFF selection, 'Judy'
A scene from  Straight Outta Compton
A scene from 'Straight Outta Compton'
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A scene from  Winnie
A scene from 'Winnie'
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Felicity Jones stars in  On the Basis of Sex
Felicity Jones stars in 'On the Basis of Sex'
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Nicholas Hoult stars in  Tolkien
Nicholas Hoult stars in 'Tolkien'
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A scene from  The Grandmaster
A scene from 'The Grandmaster'
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Claire Danes portrays Temple Grandin  in this 2010 HBO Films presentation. Based upon Grandin s book...
Claire Danes portrays Temple Grandin, in this 2010 HBO Films presentation. Based upon Grandin's book, "Emergence," the drama tells the story of Grandin's struggle with autism as she leaves high school and goes on to college and beyond, at a time when very little was known and understood about autism.
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André Benjamin stars as Jimi Hendrix in ‘Jimi: All is by My Side’
André Benjamin stars as Jimi Hendrix in ‘Jimi: All is by My Side’
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Ryan Gosling stars in  First Man
Ryan Gosling stars in 'First Man'
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Mötley Crüe biopic  The Dirt  available on Netflix
Mötley Crüe biopic "The Dirt" available on Netflix
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