SAINT LAURENT
2014, 150 min, France, Dir: Bertrand Bonello

Selected as France’s official Oscar entry, this stylish biopic follows the life and career of iconic fashion designer Yves Saint Laurent (Gaspard Ulliel), from 1967 through 1976.


MR. TURNER
2014, 149 min, Dir: Mike Leigh

Timothy Spall (in a Cannes Best Actor-winning performance) stars as unconventional, groundbreaking painter J.M.W. Turner in this gorgeous biopic by Mike Leigh.


CHAPLIN
1992, Sony Repertory, 143 min, USA, Dir: Richard Attenborough

Robert Downey Jr. earned a well-deserved Best Actor Oscar nomination for his performance as the titular comic legend. Like many of Chaplin’s best films, this biopic balances hilarious gags with moments of sadness as it traces the performer’s life and loves from his start in silent shorts to his retirement in Switzerland. CHAPLIN boasts superb production values led by Sven Nykvist’s cinematography and John Barry’s Oscar-nominated score as well as an outstanding supporting cast including Anthony Hopkins, Dan Aykroyd, Kevin Kline, Diane Lane and Geraldine Chaplin (playing her own grandmother).


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