Tag Archives: Inspired by a True Story

I, Tonya (2017)

Review by CJ Director: Craig Gillespie Starring: Margot Robbie, Sebastian Stan, Allison Janney, Paul Walter Hauser Other notable appearances: Julianne Nicholson, Bobby Cannavale, Caitlin Carver Running time: 120 minutes Watch this if you liked: American Hustle, Wolf of Wall Street, The Big Short   For all of her life, all Tonya Harding (Robbie) has wanted […]
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The Founder (2016)

Review by CJ Director: John Lee Hancock Starring: Michael Keaton, Nick Offerman, John Carroll Lynch Other notable appearances: Laura Dern, Linda Cardellini, Patrick Wilson, B.J. Novak, Kate Kneeland Running time: 115 minutes Watch this if you liked: The Wolf of Wall Street, American Made, The Fifth Estate, The Big Short   Salesman Ray Kroc (Keaton) […]
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Texas Killing Fields (2011)

Review by CJ Director: Ami Canaan Mann Starring: Sam Worthington, Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Jessica Chastain, Chloë Grace Moretz, Jason Clarke Running time: 105 minutes Watch this if you liked: Zodiac, a low budget and low quality Se7en   A local detective (Worthington) and his New York native partner (Morgan) work against the clock to find […]
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Black Mass (2015)

Review by CJ Director: Scott Cooper Starring: Johnny Depp, Joel Edgerton, Benedict Cumberbatch Other notable appearances: Kevin Bacon, Peter Sarsgaard, Jesse Plemons, Adam Scott, David Harbour, Dakota Johnson, Corey Stoll Running time: 123 minutes Watch this if you liked: Underbelly: A Tale of Two Cities, Bridge of Spies, Public Enemies   Inspired by the true […]
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Sully (2016)

Review by CJ Director: Clint Eastwood Starring: Tom Hanks, Aaron Eckhart, Laura Linney Other notable appearances: Mike O’Malley, Jamey Sheridan, Anna Gunn, Katie Couric, Chris Bauer, Ann Cusack Running time: 96 minutes Watch this if you liked: Captain Phillips, The Perfect Storm, American Sniper, 127 Hours   Sully is based on the true story of […]
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Eddie the Eagle (2016)

Review by CJ Director: Dexter Fletcher Starring: Taron Egerton, Hugh Jackman Other notable appearances: Jo Hartley, Keith Allen, Tim McInnerny, Christopher Walken Running time: 106 minutes Watch this if you liked: Cool Runnings, Real Steel, Rudy   Michael “Eddie” Edwards (Egerton) has wanted to be an Olympian for most of his life. When he is […]
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Murder in the First (1995)

Review by CJ Director: Marc Rocco Starring: Christian Slater, Kevin Bacon, Gary Oldman, William H. Macy Other notable appearances: Brad Dourif, Stephen Tobolowsky Running time: 122 minutes Watch this if you liked: A Few Good Men, Philadelphia   “This film is inspired by a true story.” Henri Young (Bacon) was sent to prison for stealing […]
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Deliver Us From Evil (2014)

Review by CJ Director: Scott Derrickson Starring: Eric Bana, Édgar Ramírez, Joel McHale, Sean Harris Running time: 118 minutes Watch this if you liked: The Exorcist, The Conjuring   “Inspired by a true story.” Ralph Sarchie (Bana) is an officer of the NYPD who gets hunches when a case is going to be particularly challenging. […]
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