Posts Tagged ‘drama’
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MOVIE REVIEWS
 
Gunrunners David Packouz (Miles Teller) and Efraim Diveroli (Jonah Hill) fist-bump after delivering some Berettas to Iraq in "War Dogs," a 2016 comedy-drama from Warner Brothers.

War Dogs

Feels like a Martin Scorsese LEGO set, down to a Jonah Hill minifig with articulated middle fingers you can raise. Without him, "War Dogs" would be useless.
"Empty Space" (2016), directed by James Choi and starring Merrick Robison and Elizabeth Stenholt, is now playing at Indy Film Fest.

Indy Film Fest: Empty Space

Although rough around the edges, "Empty Space" is a coming-of-age film that meanders between moments both poignant and funny.

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Indy Film Fest: West of Her

A beautiful debut film both mysterious and enchanting, and anchored by a wonderful performance from Kesley Siepser, who’s a talent that deserves to be noticed.
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Criminal

A nonsensical spy plot and uncertain tone undermine a solid performance by Kevin Costner.

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Demolition

A well-intentioned film about the nuances of grief, "Demolition" tries its best to avert cliches but is largely unsuccessful.
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Buried Treasures: The Ice Storm

A serious, heartbreaking dramatic representation of ashes burned from the sexual revolution of the 1970s.

Uma Thurman stars in Miramax's "Beautiful Girls," a 1996 romantic dramedy directed by the late Ted Demme.

Class of 1996: ‘Beautiful Girls’

It may not philosophically aspire to much more than mirroring a popular Counting Crows lyric. But its barroom eloquence and stumblebum sadness all linger.
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The Finest Hours

A drama based on a famed rescue from the annals of the Coast Guard that is pedestrian and formulaic in its presentation.