Posts Tagged ‘drama’
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MOVIE REVIEWS
 
Nancy Spungen (Chloe Webb) and Sid Vicious (Gary Oldman) kiss among the garbage in Alex Cox's 1986 film "Sid and Nancy."

Class of 1986: ‘Sid and Nancy’

Not quite the imperfect perfection in which punk music so often traffics, but a film of appropriately piercing volume and knotty shape.
An alien craft hovers above the water in "Arrival," a 2016 Paramount Pictures release directed by Denis Villeneuve.

Arrival

Ostensibly an alien invasion story, “Arrival” tackles conflict of whether mankind's communication may come together or cloister tighter, compromise or collapse.

Heartland: Occupy, Texas

“Occupy, Texas” is a family drama with just enough bite to keep it from being too saccharine.
American Honey

American Honey

Frequently engaging and beautifully shot, but at 163 minutes there is almost enough material for two full movies and it washes, rinses, repeats.

Before he cracks heads, Christian Wolff (Ben Affleck) must crunch some numbers in "The Accountant," a 2016 action-drama from Warner Brothers.

The Accountant

"The Accountant" embraces icy reserve early before turning blowtorches of dull sentiment, clunky exposition, unsurprising surprises & illogical twists upon it.

New to View: Oct. 4

A new drama starring Rachel Weisz, the final season of the Cinemax series "Banshee" and Nicolas Winding Refn's "The Neon Demon" lead this week's new releases.

Deepwater Horizon

A multimillion-dollar movie about mistakes made to hold onto one-millionth of a profit percentage, but it mostly finds value in the right places.
Stanley Tucci (center) and Tony Shalhoub (right) play bickering brothers running a restaurant — while busboy Cristiano (Marc Anthony) toils away — in 1996's "Big Night," a comedy drama from the Samuel Goldwyn Company.

Class of 1996: ‘Big Night’

A food film that also understands the push & pull, the pains & pleasures, and the insistent call of “the American dream” without speechifying or simplifying.