Posts Tagged ‘drama’

Heartland: Tatterdemalion

Tatterdemalion answers a question that no mystery fan wants to be answered: what happens when a film's core mystery is weak and boring?

Heartland: ‘The Girl Who Invented Kissing’ ★★★★

For tickets and show times, please click here. Writer-director Tom Sierchio does not make it easy for you to like “The Girl Who Invented Kissing” because at times the film seems to borrow plot devices seen in other independent features. The story, set in Bloomfield, N.J., covers familiar territory: two middle-age brothers dealing with various […]

Heartland: ‘The Maestro’ ★★★

For tickets and show times, please click here. By Bob Bloom “The Maestro,” a period piece about talent and dreams, fails to hit all the right notes. The movie, directed by Adam Cushman and written by C.V. Herst, is an earnest feature that lacks any emotional wallop. And because it plays out at a steady […]


Great performances, wonderful technical work and dedication to chaos creates a horror film that it's hard to believe a studio distributed as a wide release.

Netflix Cinema: To The Bone

Logan Sowash starts his dive into the Netflix Original Film pool with a drama about anorexia, self-discovery and life.

New to View: July 25

The lurid thriller "Unforgettable," the final season of HBO's "Girls" & the Criterion edition of "Lost in America" lead this week's new Blu-ray & DVD releases.

Winfried (Peter Simonischek) poses as his goofball alter ego Toni Erdmann in "Toni Erdmann," a 2016 Sony Pictures Classics release.

Toni Erdmann

This German marvel earns its epic seriocomic sprawl by celebrating meaning in moments that may not, on their face, seem to matter all that much.
Matthew McConaughey stars as Kenny Wells, a washed-up gold prospector who stumbles into a billion-dollar deal, in "Gold," a 2016 comedy-drama from The Weinstein Company.


In the wake of searing party's-over socioeconomic satires like "The Wolf of Wall Street" or "The Big Short," "Gold" feels more like a bronze.