Posts Tagged ‘drama’
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Cinema Blind Spots: Nashville (1975)

Forty years after the release of Robert Altman's country classic "Nashville," Austin tells us his thoughts once he sees it for the first time!
Traumatized by his handler's death in Afghanistan, a Belgian Malinois military working dog is adopted by the fallen Marine's family in "Max," a 2015 MGM / Warner Brothers family film directed by Boaz Yakin.

Max

By trying to sharpen its edges when sincere, simple empathy suits it fine, “Max” swerves its story in the worst possible direction.

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Miss Julie

"Miss Julie" features standout performances, but doesn't feel like it was meant for the screen.
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Mommy

As humbling as it is jarring, "Mommy" is a top-notch roller coaster of conflicting emotions.

Harrison Ford, Kathy Baker, Amanda Crew and Blake Lively star in "The Age of Adaline," a 2015 Lionsgate film directed by Lee Toland Krieger.

The Age of Adaline

Despite frustrating first and final acts, "The Age of Adaline" eases into easygoing, effective melodrama thanks to a most unlikely savior.
Benedict Cumberbatch stars in "The Imitation Game" (2014).

The Imitation Game

"The Imitation Game" is a gripping drama that doesn't let the audience off the hook for history's terrible treatment of Alan Turing.

Reel Bob: ‘GETT: The Trial of Viviane Amsalem’

By Bob Bloom “GETT: The Trial of Viviane Amsalem” will so outrage your sense of justice that you need to restrain yourself from jumping at the screen. This Israeli feature follows a woman’s five-year battle to secure a divorce from her husband. Under Israel’s religious marriage laws, only Orthodox rabbis can legalize a marriage or authorize […]
Al Franken stars as cable access TV-show host (and "Saturday Night Live" character) Stuart Smalley in 1995's "Stuart Saves His Family," directed by Harold Ramis.

Class of 1995: “Stuart Saves His Family”

Upending expectations of the "Saturday Night Live" subgenre, "Stuart Saves His Family" is good enough and smart enough to paint a seriocomic portrait of misery.