2014 Biography Movies

The Imitation Game (2014)

The Imitation Game

  • 90%
  • PG-13
  • 113 min
  • Biography

In THE IMITATION GAME, Benedict Cumberbatch stars as Alan Turing, the genius British mathematician, logician, cryptologist and computer scientist who led the charge to crack the German Enigma Code that helped the Allies win WWII. Turing went on to assist with the development of computers at the University of Manchester after the war, but was prosecuted by the UK government in 1952 for homosexual acts which the country deemed illegal.

Foxcatcher (2014)

Foxcatcher

  • 88%
  • R
  • 134 min
  • Biography

Olympic Gold Medal-winning wrestler Mark Schultz (Channing Tatum) is struggling in

obscurity and poverty in Wisconsin when he is invited by wealthy heir John du Pont (Steve Carell) to move on to his lavish estate to form a team and to train for the 1988 Seoul Olympics. Schultz seizes the opportunity, eager to step out of the shadow of his revered older brother Dave (Mark Ruffalo), a prominent wrestling coach and Gold Medal winner himself.

With his vast financial resources and state-of-the-art...

Big Eyes (2014)

Big Eyes

    • PG-13
    • 105 min
    • Biography

    Directed and produced by Tim Burton, Big Eyes is based on the true story of Walter Keane (Christoph Waltz), who was one of the most successful painters of the 1950s and early 1960s. The artist earned staggering notoriety by revolutionizing the commercialization and accessibility of popular art with his enigmatic paintings of waifs with big eyes. The truth would eventually be discovered though: Keane's art was actually not created by him at all, but by his wife, Margaret (Amy Adams). The Keanes,...

    Selma (2014)

    Selma

    • 99%
    • PG-13
    • 127 min
    • Drama

    The story of a movement. The film chronicles the tumultuous three-month period in 1965, when Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. led a dangerous campaign to secure equal voting rights in the face of violent opposition. The epic march from Selma to Montgomery culminated in President Johnson (Tom Wilkinson) signing the Voting Rights Act of 1965, one of the most significant victories for the civil rights movement. Director Ava DuVernay’s SELMA tells the story of how the revered leader and visionary Dr....

    Jersey Boys (2014)

    Jersey Boys

    • 52%
    • R
    • 134 min
    • Biography

    Clint Eastwood’s big screen version of the Tony Award-winning musical tells the story of the four young men from the wrong side of the tracks in New Jersey who came together to form the iconic `60s rock group The Four Seasons. Their trials and triumphs are accompanied by the hit songs that influenced a generation, and are now being embraced by a new generation of fans through the stage musical.

    Mr. Turner (2014)

    Mr. Turner

    • 98%
    • R
    • 149 min
    • Drama

    Mr. Turner explores the last quarter century of the great if eccentric British painter J.M.W. Turner (1775-1851). Profoundly affected by the death of his father, loved by a housekeeper he takes for granted and occasionally exploits sexually, he forms a close relationship with a seaside landlady with whom he eventually lives incognito in Chelsea, where he dies. Throughout this, he travels, paints, stays with the country aristocracy, visits brothels, is a popular if anarchic member of the Royal...

    Get on Up (2014)

    Get on Up

      • PG-13
      • 138 min
      • Drama

      Based on the incredible life story of the Godfather of Soul, the film will give a fearless look inside the music, moves and moods oF Brown, taking audiences on the journey from his impoverished childhood to his evolution into one of the most influential figures of the 20th century.

      Tracks (2014)

      Tracks

      • 81%
      • PG-13
      • 110 min
      • Action

      A young woman goes on a 1,700 mile trek across the deserts of West Australia with her four camels and faithful dog.

      Grace of Monaco

        • Biography

        The story of former Hollywood star Grace Kelly's crisis of marriage and identity, during a political dispute between Monaco's Prince Rainier III and France's Charles De Gaulle, and a looming French invasion of Monaco in the early 1960s.

        Rosewater (2014)

        Rosewater

        • 77%
        • R
        • 103 min
        • Drama

        The feature film Rosewater is based on The New York Times best-selling memoir “Then They Came for Me: A Family’s Story of Love, Captivity, and Survival,” written by the BBC journalist Maziar Bahari. A true story, the film marks the screenwriting and directorial debut of “The Daily Show” host and executive producer Jon Stewart, and stars Gael García Bernal, leading an international cast. Rosewater is produced by Scott Rudin, Stewart, and Gigi Pritzker, with Lila Yacoub, Eli Bush and...

        130919: A Portrait of Marina Abramovic

          • 7 min
          • Biography
          21 Years: Richard Linklater (2014)

          21 Years: Richard Linklater

          • 40%
          • NONE
          • 78 min
          • Biography

          It's been said that the first 21 years defines the career of an artist. Few directors have single-handedly shaken up the film establishment like the godfather of indie, Richard Linklater. From the groundbreaking SLACKER to his innovative BOYHOOD, Linklater has reached the 21-year mark and has unapologetically carved his signature into American pop culture. Get a raw and honest perspective on Richard through candid conversations with Ethan Hawke, Jack Black, Keanu Reeves, Billy Bob Thornton,...

          7 Years Underground: A 60's Tale

            • 95 min
            • Biography

            70 Hester Street

              • 11 min
              • Biography

              A Different Kind of Farm

                • 64 min
                • Biography

                A Film Is a Film Is a Film

                  • 17 min
                  • Biography
                  A Fragile Trust: Plagiarism, Power, and Jayson Blair at the New York Times (2014)

                  A Fragile Trust: Plagiarism, Power, and Jayson Blair at the New York Times

                    • NONE
                    • 75 min
                    • Biography

                    Jayson Blair is the most infamous serial plagiarist of our time. He unleashed the massive scandal that rocked the New York Times and the entire world of journalism.

                    Aaliyah: The Princess of R&B (2014)

                    Aaliyah: The Princess of R&B

                      • NONE
                      • 128 min
                      • Biography

                      The story of music and video star Aaliyah, whose life ended tragically in a 2001 plane crash in the Bahamas.

                      Advanced Style (2014)

                      Advanced Style

                      • 88%
                      • NONE
                      • 72 min
                      • Biography

                      Advanced Style examines the lives of seven unique New Yorkers whose eclectic personal style and vital spirit have guided their approach to aging. Based on Ari Seth Cohen’s famed blog of the same name, this film paints intimate and colorful portraits of independent, stylish women aged 62 to 95 who are challenging conventional ideas about beauty, aging, and Western’s culture’s increasing obsession with youth.

                      Afternoon of a Faun: Tanaquil Le Clercq (2014)

                      Afternoon of a Faun: Tanaquil Le Clercq

                      • 89%
                      • NONE
                      • 91 min
                      • Documentary

                      Of all the great ballerinas, Tanaquil Le Clercq may have been the most transcendent. With a body unlike any before hers, she mesmerized viewers and choreographers alike. With her elongated, race-horse physique, she became the new prototype for the great George Balanchine. Because of her extraordinary movement and unique personality on stage, she became a muse to two of the greatest choreographers in dance, George Balanchine and Jerome Robbins. She eventually married Balanchine, and Robbins...