Backbeat is set in the early years of The Beatles’ performing career while mostly focusing on the time spent in Hamburg. Stuart Sutcliffe (Stephen Dorff) would need to leave the band in order for the Beatles to really become the greatest rock band in history. Sutcliffe would not be the last to leave the group. No, that honor belongs to Pete Best (Scot Williams). Best would leave by the end of 1960, having been replaced…"Backbeat: Before The Beatles Got Big"
The Hours and Times imagines a weekend getaway to Barcelona during the early years of Beatlemania for both Brian Epstein and John Lennon in April 1963. This film is one that may be running on the short side but we get some fascinating insights into the late manager and guitarist. Nobody can truly say that they know what happened when the duo departed on April 28, 1963. There has been some suggestions that maybe the…"The Hours and Times: A Fictional Beatles Story"
Mary Queen of Scots may span a few years of the queen’s life but actress Saoirse Ronan delivers a commanding performance as Scottish royalty. Saiorse Ronan is proving to be an unstoppable force as an actress. Her role as the late Scottish Queen proves to be no exception. While her performance is great, my only beef with the film is how they don’t really bother aging the queen in appearance. Mary arrives back in Scotland…"Mary Queen of Scots: Fit For A Queen"