Posts Tagged ‘drama’
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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.

Fabrizio Rongione and Oscar nominee Marion Cotillard star in "Two Days, One Night," a 2014 French drama directed by Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne.

Two Days, One Night

A social drama with real sting & a commanding turn by Marion Cotillard, this is a fascinating field study of life on the financial fringes of the working class.
"Dear White People" (2014) starring Tessa Thompson.

Dear White People

"Dear White People" is a whip-smart comedy about racial politics that, like real life, is never as simple as black versus white.

From left, Matthias Schoenaerts, James Marsden, Wentworth MIller, Karl Urban and Eric Stonestreet star in "The Loft," a 2015 release from Open Road Films and director Erik Van Looy.

Quick Takes: Jan. 30

Nick Rogers offers some quick takes on a trio of new movies that opened this weekend — "The Loft," "Black or White" and "Project Almanac."
Jessica Chastain stars as Anna Morales in A24's "A Most Violent Year," written and directed by J.C. Chandor

A Most Violent Year

There have been many pretenders to Sidney Lumet's vacant throne. Here is a thoroughly engrossing heir — with plenty of meat on its bones and ice in its veins.