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BFI #LFF 2015: STEVE JOBS Review

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Since his death in 2011, Steve Jobs has been the focus of a biopic starring Ashton Kutcher, a documentary directed by Alex Gibney and two prominent biographies. The first of these biographies, written by Walter Isaacson and authorised by Jobs himself, is the inspiration for the film for Danny Boyle’s new film STEVE JOBS.

Directed by Boyle and adapted for screen by Aaron Sorkin, STEVE JOBS takes a look at the trials and triumphs of a modern day genius, the late co-founder and CEO of Apple, Ste...

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BFI #LFF 2015: THE PROGRAM Review

THE PROGRAM

Stephen Frears directs THE PROGRAM, a biographical drama about infamous pro cyclist Lance Armstrong

Two years after MUHAMMAD ALI’S GREATEST FIGHT (2013), director Stephen Frears returns to the world of sport with his latest film, THE PROGRAM, a biographical drama about infamous pro cyclist Lance Armstrong who came back from testicular cancer to win the Tour de France seven times before finally confessing to using performance-enhancing drugs.

The film kicks off in early 1990s with young cyclis...

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