Movie Mondays – Biopics (Amazon Prime edition)

‘Side effects include: drowsiness, apathy, and blurred vision… I’m taking two.’ – Ian Curtis (Sam Riley) Control

Control (2007)

Anton Corbijn directs the story of Ian Curtis, lead singer of Joy Division. Beautiful, compelling and tragic.

Nowhere Boy (2009)

Aaron Taylor-Johnson does a great job as a young John Lennon, his relationships with the women in his life (Kristin Scott Thomas and Anne-Marie Duff) are well rendered. As is his burgeoning partnership with a young Paul, played by Thomas Brodie-Sangster.

The Post (2018)

A solidly great film by Steven Spielberg. Set in 1971, during the Vietnam War, the owner of the Washington Post (Meryl Streep) and her lead editor (Tom Hanks) must decide whether to publish the Pentagon Papers, classified documents regarding the 30-year involvement of the United States government in the Vietnam War.

The Imitation Game (2014)

Bendict Cumberbatch does an incredible job as Alan Turing, the man who built the enigma machine that helped win the war.

Molly’s Game (2017)

Some true stories are stranger than fiction, this is one of them. Molly Bloom was a young and beautiful Olympic-class skier who found herself getting involved in poker after a life-altering injury. For over the course of a decade Molly found herself running an exclusive high stakes poker game, attended by both celebrities and gangsters.

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