A film made with an Academy audience in mind, and released just in time. Many such films are biopics about people who fought for a worthy cause and triumphed over adversity. They may also add dramatic intensity (i.e. distort the truth), and often have reviewers reaching for rarely-used words like ‘mawkish’ to go in front of ‘sentimentality’.
Hidden Figures (Theodore Melfi, 2016)
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