biopics

Film

Filmmakers Tell Us Why It’s So Difficult to Make a Great Biopic

From ‘All Eyez on Me’ to ‘Nina’ to ‘Lincoln,’ there are a lot of ways to tell and/or ruin a life story.
Tari Ngangura
8.23.17
Op-Eds

'England Is Mine' and the Airbrushed Rock Star Biopic

Why it's frustrating to see male rock stars presented as romanticized versions of themselves on film.
Tim Hakki
8.17.17
Film

The New Morrissey Biopic Returns to a Time Before He Was Problematic

It doesn't have the legal rights to use any of music and only focuses on his early, pre-Smiths life - so who exactly would want to watch it?
Phoebe Hurst
8.4.17
Op-Eds

'All Eyez On Me' Should Be the 'The Room' of Music Biopics

This film isn't brilliant by any means, but could still have cult status.
Tshepo Mokoena
6.29.17
Features

Here's 10 Must-See Movies for Music Lovers at the 2016 Toronto International Film Festival

From dancehall to Malian singer-songwriters to Janelle Monáe, this year's lineup offers something for everyone.
Tina Hassannia
9.9.16
Holy Shit

Watch the Outrageous Trailer for Don Cheadle's Miles Davis Biopic 'Miles Ahead'

In two minutes we get guns, crooked record label dealings, great music, betrayal, infidelity, and, somehow, more guns.
Craig Jenkins
2.2.16
Film

The New David Foster Wallace Movie Would Probably Make David Foster Wallace Really Uncomfortable

The film starring Jason Segel and Jesse Eisenberg takes a stab at dramatizing the famously perceptive—and persnickety—literary heavyweight.
Tony Tulathimutte
8.3.15
Objectively Correct Lists

Why Are YOU Mad About the Aaliyah Movie?

If you are a living human, you are upset about the fact that there is an Aaliyah biopic happening. This is an objective fact.
Julie Mitchell
6.24.14
Film

First Patrick Bateman, Now Anna Nicole Smith?

Mary Herron got her start writing for Punk magazine and directed American Psycho and I Shot Andy Warhol, among other films. So it's a little bit odd that her latest film is not only a biopic of legendary gold-digger Anna Nicole...
Mitchell Sunderland
6.20.13
Question Of The Day

Question of the Day - Who Would Play You in a Film About Your Life?

Really? Well, you think a lot of yourself, don't you?
VICE Staff
4.5.12