Category Archives: Biography

The Fifth Estate (2013)

In 2007, journalist, Daniel Domscheit-Berg, meets an Australian computer hacker at the Chaos Communication Congress in Berlin. The hacker, Julian Assange, had piqued Daniel’s interest in online... Read synopsis

The Butler (2013)

Cecil Gaines, at the tender age of seven, witnesses the murder of his father by Thomas Westfall. Thomas was the owner of a cotton plantation in Macon, Georgia where his parents were working. The... Read synopsis

Hitchcock (2012)

Riding on a wave of adulation and success from his latest film, North by Northwest, Hitchcock embarks on an attempt to reclaim his place amongst those inspirational and daring artistes. Swamped... Read synopsis

Saving Mr. Banks (2013)

The upbringing of Helen Goff in Allora, Queensland would not be an easy one. What would ultimately serve as inspiration for her stories would also be a bitter postscript of her adult existence.... Read synopsis

The Doors (1991)

Jim Morrison (Val Kilmer) hitchhikes to Los Angeles to attend UCLA’s film school in 1965. During the term his film, categorised by its surreal and haunting images, is universally panned by his... Read synopsis

A Beautiful Mind (2001)

John Nash (Russell Crowe) attends Princeton University on a scholarship for mathematics. Along with the other members of the intellectual mathematics and science elite, Nash strikes an uneasy... Read synopsis

Catch Me If You Can (2002)

Teenaged Frank Abagnale Jr. (Leonardo DiCaprio) is introduced to the power of con artistry by his father, Frank Sr. (Christopher Walken). During a meeting with the bank, Frank Sr. uses Frank Jr.... Read synopsis

The Aviator (2004)

Howard Hughes (Leonardo DiCaprio) is a multi-millionaire. His fortune is from the family drill bit business, Hughes Tool Company. Hughes gigantic wealth allows him to pursue his passions: film... Read synopsis

Casino (1995)

Sam ‘Ace’ Rothstein is a top sports handicapper and mafia associate. He has another name; this one keeps him safe: the Golden Jew. The Golden Jew is sent to Los Vegas to run a casino on... Read synopsis

12 Years a Slave (2013)

Solomon Northrop is a free man with a wife and family. He has a career as a gifted violinist in Saratoga, and has just been offered a lucrative short tour with a circus to showcase his... Read synopsis

Captain Phillips (2013)

Captain Phillips is a drama based on the 2009 Maersk Alabama hijacking by pirates in the Indian Ocean. Rich Phillips (Tom Hanks) and his wife, Andrea (Catherine Keener), are worried about... Read synopsis

Braveheart (1995)

Based on real events, Braveheart tells the story of William Wallace, celebrated Scottish nationalist, as he defeats the English army but is eventually betrayed. Overzealous lords and soldiers... Read synopsis