Posts Tagged ‘drama’

Den of Thieves

This cops and robbers crime drama shows audiences why you should never waste a story's potential.

ReelBob: ‘Thank You for Your Service’ ★★★★

By Bob Bloom Beneath its Hollywood gloss is a simmering resentment and despair that permeates “Thank You for Your Service.” The movie, set in 2007 and “inspired by true events,” follows a trio of soldiers returning from Iraq. They all are dealing — badly — with what they saw while in-country, but are too proud, […]

The Meyerowitz Stories (New and Selected)

Noah Baumbach's latest film shows the audience how to turn a dysfunctional family's life into one of the funniest and best films of the year.

ReelBob: ‘Professor Marston & the Wonder Women’ ★★★★½

By Bob Bloom William Moulton Marston is known for two creations — an early prototype of the lie detector and Wonder Woman. In the year that Wonder Woman smashes onto the big screen in a big-budget superhero film, it is apropos that a movie explaining Marston’s inspiration for his Amazonian character also is released. In […]

Heartland: That Trip We Took with Dad

For tickets and show times, please click here.   Picture this: you live in Romania in 1968. Stalin’s been dead for more than a decade yet his movement still lives on in your country, making your disgust in Stalin a major concern in the community if anyone finds out. Even though neighboring countries are experiencing […]

Heartland: What Children Do

For tickets and show times, please click here. After watching “What Children Do,” I was surprised that it took me this long to see a super indie comedy drama at Heartland Film Festival. Regardless of the film’s quality, this is a film that I think most people expect to see at a film festival. It […]

Heartland: I Can I Will I Did

For tickets and showtimes, please click here.   Inspirational dramas are the types of films I don’t necessarily go out of my way to watch in my free time. To clarify, I consider inspirational dramas to be films like “Remember the Titans” or “Rocky”. In my opinion, one of their biggest problems is that they […]

Heartland: ‘Game Day’ ★★★★

For tickets and show times, please click here. By Bob Bloom I liked “Game Day,” but parts of it made me feel uncomfortable because, at a few moments, if felt condescending. The story of a down-on-her-luck, self-centered tech wizard who gets life lessons in teamwork, while a young black man teaches her to play basketball […]