It’s the Incredible True Story: Can the Oscar-Friendly Biopic Genre Respect History and Deliver Great Films?

Pictured: Will Smith as Richard Williams in King Richard. Image source: Warner Bros.

The most nominated genre in every Academy Awards ceremony is the biopic. Biopics are films dramatizing an inspirational story in the life of a notable person. However, their emotionally manipulative narratives hinder with respectful portrayals of someone’s story. The genre’s films are more like showcases for…

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