Posts Tagged ‘drama’
"Borderless" (2015), an Iranian film about mercy and kindness in the face of war, is now playing at the Heartland Film Festival.

Heartland: Borderless

"Borderless" is a story of human decency and survival couched in the somber truth of life in a war zone.
"Before the Bomb" (2015) a new short film directed by Tannaz Hazemi and starring Sterling Jerins is now showing at the Heartland Film Festival.

Heartland: Before the Bomb

A masterful, subtle reflection tinged by survivor's guilt, "Before the Bomb" is like a sad dream of one girl's bittersweet childhood.

Thatcher Robinson and Paul Stanko star in "Superior," (2015) directed by Edd Benda and a selection of the Heartland Film Festival.

Heartland: Superior

"Superior" is a coming-of-age story that, like its characters, lacks the maturity to realize its own purpose or potential.
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Heartland: A More Perfect Union

“A More Perfect Union” is a powerful film whose message is as important today as it was then and shouldn’t be ignored.

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Heartland: Dakota

“Dakota” is a short film with a big idea that fails to connect with the audience.

Heartland: Under Construction

A meaningful feature about Muslim culture because it eschews melodrama for quiet introspection.

Ben Mendelsohn (center) and Ryan Reynolds play a pair of hard-luck gamblers in 2015's "Mississippi Grind," an A24 release co-directed by Ryan Fleck and Anna Boden.

Mississippi Grind

Career-best work by Ryan Reynolds & Ben Mendelsohn carries an unhurried, empathetic gambling drama that stays at the table a bit too long to achieve greatness.
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Black Coal, Thin Ice

There were so many twists and turns during the third act that some of them should have dispersed throughout the previous two acts.