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Trailer and release date for Respect, Jennifer Hudson’s turn as the Queen of Soul
With a big voice and a slew of soulful hits, Aretha Franklin comes to life in this long-awaited biopic.
Updated: When is Framing Britney Spears likely to be released in Australia?
The New York Times TV film has brought new attention to the #FreeBritney movement, so how can Aussies join in?
Ethan Hawke is electric in Tesla, an experimental biopic that strikes sparks
Is there any doubt that Ethan Hawke is one of the best, most versatile actors working right now?
How to watch Mank in Australia
Gary Oldman is in prosthetics again as Herman J. Mankiewicz, the screenwriter behind Citizen Kane.
Mank is a handsome homage to old school Hollywood that struggles to come to life
The Citizen Kane screenwriter is presented as a grumpy booze-clutching cynic played by Gary Oldman.
How to watch the Ruth Bader Ginsburg biopic On The Basis Of Sex in Australia
After the 87-year-old Supreme Court Justice’s recent passing, you’ll want to learn more about her fascinating story.
Helen Reddy biopic I Am Woman is a well acted exercise in box-ticking
Helen Reddy is a feminist icon and an Australian legend – but her biopic is a box-ticking exercise.
Acclaimed Australian drama Acute Misfortune is now available to stream on Stan
The film tells the story of troubled Australian artist Adam Cullen’s final years.
Dave Franco will star in a Vanilla Ice biopic titled To The Extreme, because why not
Based on a highly sought-after Blacklist script, the film hasn’t yet started production, but could be cool as ice.
Elisabeth Moss is magnificent as a prolific horror writer in Shirley
This complex portrait of a complex luminary is more speculation than biography.
The inspiring Helen Reddy biopic I Am Woman is coming to Stan
Based on the life of a revolutionary Aussie songstress, the film will be available from August 28.
Harriet is a stirring historical epic about abolitionist Harriet Tubman
Harriet Tubman’s life makes for incredible source material and this film does a sterling job hitting the key points,
Capone is a disgustingly audacious biopic with a wild performance from Tom Hardy
This freakishly wild biopic features another volcanic, face-chewing performance from Tom Hardy.
Kristen Stewart will play Princess Diana in Spencer. Here’s what we know so far
From Pablo Larraín, the director of the similarly insightful biopic Jackie, here comes another tale of a tragic icon.
Marcel Marceau biopic Resistance should pack more of a punch
Jesse Eisenberg plays the legendary Marcel Marceau in a biopic that has its merits but leaves you wanting more.
The Skin of Others is an important documentary about Indigenous Australian veteran and activist Douglas Grant
This documentary about a neglected Indigenous Australian activist and war veteran is important viewing.
The Bee Gees are next in line to get a musical biopic treatment
A disco-tastic retelling is being eyed by the makers of Bohemian Rhapsody.
Aussie Olivia DeJonge is Priscilla Presley in Baz Luhrmann’s Elvis biopic
The Visit actress will star opposite Austin Butler as The King.
Early look review: I Am Woman celebrates the legacy of Australian feminist Helen Reddy
A heartfelt love letter to an iconic figure of second wave feminism.
Jennifer Hudson announced as Aretha in the Franklin-approved biopic Respect
The Queen of Soul hand-selected Hudson to depict her in the story of her life
The best and worst musical biopics, from Walk the Line to Jersey Boys
Rocketman is the latest in a long line of films exploring famous musicians.
Rocketman is a fabulous, glitter glue-bound musical biopic
Elton John’s musical biopic is bold, personal and fabulously entertaining.