Sep 28, 2021 • 14M

How 'Walk Hard' Killed the Biopic, Creatively

Wrong genre died.

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Sonny Bunch
Here's the elevator pitch: It's "Left, Right, and Center" meets "Siskel and Ebert." Three friends from different ideological perspectives discuss the movies and controversies (or nontroversies!) about them. Featuring bonus episodes for Bulwark+ members.
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On this special bonus episode, Sonny shares a very special confession: he basically can’t watch standard-issue biopics anymore, particularly those with a musical bent, thanks to Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story’s efficient dismantling of the tropes and cliches inherent to all such movies. And yet, the genre persists! How do these movies maintain their app…

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