Posts Tagged ‘drama’
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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.
Michael Stone (voice of David Thewlis) takes a long, hard look at himself in "Anomalisa," a 2015 Paramount Pictures stop-motion animation film co-directed by Charlie Kaufman and Duke Johnson.

Anomalisa

Dizzying and disarming, Charlie Kaufman's triumphant return is an acridly funny, achingly resonant and meticulously constructed film about love and loneliness.

"13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi" is director Michael Bay's look at the infamous international siege.

13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi

Neither partisan nor propaganda, Michael Bay's film stares down the absurdity of 21st-century warfare politics with the force & brutal efficiency of a howitzer.
Things get hairy (and salivary) in "The Revenant," a 2015 20th Century Fox release.

Yap vs. Yap: The Revenant

In the latest Yap vs. Yap, Nick Rogers and Christopher Lloyd dress in layers of freshly cut fur, load their rifles and take aim at each other on "The Revenant."