Posts Tagged ‘drama’
Lily Tomlin gives an exceptional performance in a small movie that nevertheless makes big statements about trust, loyalty, love and — most importantly — family.
"Jimmy's Hall" is loosely based on true events. But fact or fiction, you cannot deny the humanity and grace that director Ken Loach brings to the project.
Few films can start with a teenage girl boasting "I just had sex" and get away with it. But "Diary of a Teenage Girl" is no run-of-the-mill coming-of-age tale.
It evokes a driving, constant beat that will keep you invested in the music and especially in the quintet of artists who rode it into a nation’s consciousness.
The movie doesn't feel phony, but it beats an unexpected retreat to safety — a solace far beyond the gaze of the greatness “Compton” gives you at the outset.
Co-star/writer/director Joel Edgerton delivers a confidently patient, psychologically potent and wonderfully acted parable about victimization and vindication.
By Bob Bloom Mark Ruffalo’s performance as a father and husband struggling with bipolar depression is the reason to see “Infinitely Polar Bear.” This troubling family drama tackles a serious subject in a rather lighthearted manner, yet still adheres to its emphasis on showing not only the impact of this illness on the person who […]
This acclaimed tale of loss and reconnection is a mixed bag: equal parts compelling and heavy-handed.
A serio-comic look at the lives of two 20-somethings, "Night Owls" makes two young people confront and question their lives and choices.
"The Gallows" is high school horror with a cheese factor turned up to 11, whose silliness almost overwhelms its genuine sense of fear.
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!
By trying to sharpen its edges when sincere, simple empathy suits it fine, “Max” swerves its story in the worst possible direction.
"Miss Julie" features standout performances, but doesn't feel like it was meant for the screen.