Tag: biopic

Public Enemies

Public Enemies dir. Michael Mann (2009) Directed by Michael Mann (Heat) and starring Johnny Depp, Christian Bale, Marion Cotillard, and several notables in support, this crime drama biopic of 1930s bank robber John Dillinger should have been a sure-fire classic. Instead, almost indefinably, it fails to take off.    

Eddie the Eagle

Eddie the Eagle dir. Dexter Fletcher (2016) Despite the none-too-subtle audience manipulation — the minor characters might easily be wearing theatrical masks — Taron Egerton and Hugh Jackman make an endearing odd couple in this lovably tragicomic not-quite-biopic of overachieving British ski-jumper, perennial wooden-spooner and unlikely Olympic hero Eddie the Eagle.