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Catherine the Great: Season 1  Season 1, Ep 0

Russian Empress Catherine the Great faces challenges to her throne on all sides as she meets the forthright and bold Lieutenant Grigory Potemkin. (HBO, Sky) [more inside]
posted by oh yeah! on Oct 23, 2019 - 6 comments

Movie: I Saw the Light

A music biopic recounting the life story of the "hillbilly Shakespeare," singer and songwriter Hank Williams, a Southern icon with a voice of pure searing pain... [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Sep 17, 2019 - 5 comments

Fosse/Verdon: Providence  Season 1, Ep 8

Gwen looks ahead to an uncertain future, as Bob tells the story of his life on film. (Season Finale) [more inside]
posted by oh yeah! on May 28, 2019 - 13 comments

Fosse/Verdon: Nowadays  Season 1, Ep 7

Gwen fights to assert her own creative vision on Chicago, challenging Bob's increasingly dark approach to the musical. [more inside]
posted by oh yeah! on May 22, 2019 - 9 comments

Movie: Wild Nights with Emily

Dramatisation of the little known side of the writer Emily Dickinson's life, in particular her relationship with another woman. [more inside]
posted by sockermom on May 12, 2019 - 4 comments

Fosse/Verdon: Glory  Season 1, Ep 4

Bob's career takes some huge leaps, while Gwen struggles to overcome personal and professional setbacks. [more inside]
posted by oh yeah! on Apr 30, 2019 - 8 comments

Fosse/Verdon: Me and My Baby  Season 1, Ep 3

Gwen and Bob pursue separate projects; Gwen thinks back to the beginning of her career and the circumstances that led her here. [more inside]
posted by oh yeah! on Apr 23, 2019 - 6 comments

Fosse/Verdon: Who's Got the Pain?  Season 1, Ep 2

Rising Broadway star Gwen Verdon meets ambitious young choreographer Bob Fosse and their lives will never be the same. [more inside]
posted by oh yeah! on Apr 16, 2019 - 10 comments

Fosse/Verdon: Life is a Cabaret  Season 1, Ep 1

The premiere of the series about the singular romantic and creative partnership between Bob Fosse and Gwen Verdon. (FX Channel) [more inside]
posted by oh yeah! on Apr 9, 2019 - 5 comments

Movie: I Want to Live!

A prostitute, sentenced to death for murder, pleads her innocence. [more inside]
posted by MoonOrb on Jul 2, 2018 - 1 comment

Movie: Bound for Glory

The early life of Woody Guthrie as a vagabond folk singer. [more inside]
posted by MoonOrb on May 6, 2018 - 0 comments

Movie: Sid and Nancy

The relationship between Sid Vicious, bassist for British punk group The Sex Pistols, and his girlfriend Nancy Spungen is portrayed. [more inside]
posted by MoonOrb on Apr 17, 2018 - 8 comments

Movie: I, Tonya

Competitive ice skater Tonya Harding rises amongst the ranks at the U.S. Figure Skating Championships, but her future in the activity is thrown into doubt when her ex-husband intervenes.
posted by phunniemee on Jan 4, 2018 - 16 comments

Movie: Frida

An Academy Award-winning biography of Mexican artist and revolutionary Frida Kahlo, who channeled the pain of a crippling injury and her tempestuous marriage to mentor and fellow artist Diego Rivera into her self-portraits. [more inside]
posted by gemutlichkeit on Jul 22, 2016 - 1 comment

Movie: Ed Wood

An ambitious but troubled movie director tries his best to fulfill his dream, despite his lack of support. [more inside]
posted by MoonOrb on Feb 13, 2016 - 15 comments

Movie: 42

The story of Jackie Robinson, from his signing with the Brooklyn Dodgers organization in 1945 to his historic 1947 rookie season when he broke the color barrier in Major League Baseball. [more inside]
posted by phunniemee on Aug 6, 2015 - 2 comments

Movie: Love & Mercy

In the 1980s, Beach Boy and onetime studio wonder Brian Wilson is broken, confused man, and under the 24-hour watch of a controlling psychotherapist, Dr. Eugene Landy. While shopping for a Cadillac, Wilson meets Melinda Ledbetter, a salesperson to whom he is evidently attracted. He secretly passes her a note on a business card: "Lonely. Scared. Frightened." Soon, he begins to tell her his story. [more inside]
posted by raysmj on Jun 28, 2015 - 6 comments

Movie: Mr Turner

Timothy Spall portrays the English painter J.M.W. Turner in Mike Leigh's film about the last twenty-five years of his life. [more inside]
posted by Grangousier on Nov 8, 2014 - 4 comments

Movie: Temple Grandin

A biopic of Temple Grandin, an autistic woman who has become one of the top scientists in the humane livestock handling industry. [more inside]
posted by joseph conrad is fully awesome on Sep 29, 2014 - 7 comments

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