Jeff York

Biopics May Be Oscar Bait But Getting Them Right Is Tricky

Biopics May Be Oscar Bait But Getting Them Right Is Tricky

As soon as the trailer dropped for Judy, the new biopic about Judy Garland, Renée Zellweger became the front-runner for this year’s Best Actress Oscar. The physical resemblance was uncanny, as was the actress’s ability to channel the legend’s voice and mannerisms. Playing the famous is catnip for actors, and if done properly, it can […]

 Jeff York

“Dolemite Is My Name” Wears Its Heart on Its Velvet Sleeve

“Dolemite Is My Name” Wears Its Heart on Its Velvet Sleeve

Screenwriters Scott Alexander and Larry Karaszewski have a soft spot for pop culture’s underdogs and their struggles to gain legitimacy. They wrote the screenplays for the movies Ed Wood, The People vs. Larry Flynt, Man on the Moon, and Big Eyes – all films about talents battling to be taken seriously. Even with The People […]