Posts Tagged ‘drama’
the new girlfriend

The New Girlfriend

A French import about obsession, love, loyalty and family that is hindered by a lack of a constant tone.
Black Mass - inside

ReelBob: Black Mass

Johnny Depp gives one of the most compelling and ferocious performances of his career as Boston mobster James "Whitey" Bulger in "Black Mass."

Beck Weathers (Josh Brolin) holds on for dear life in "Everest," an adventure drama from Universal Pictures based on actual events and directed by Baltasar Kormakur.

ReelBob: Everest

"Everest" is visually and technically impressive, but too many characters clutter the drama, making the story impersonal.
Jake Gyllenhaal stars as expedition group leader Scott Fischer in "Everest," an adventure drama based on true events and directed by Baltasar Kormakur.


A technically magnificent, frighteningly immersive and solidly acted drama about the irresistible force of commerce meeting Mother Nature's immovable object.

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Lily Tomlin gives an exceptional performance in a small movie that nevertheless makes big statements about trust, loyalty, love and — most importantly — family.
Jimmys Hall - Written by Paul Laverty, Directed by Ken Loach, Produced by Rebecca O'Brien

ReelBob: ‘Jimmy’s Hall’

"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.

Bel Powell stars as Minnie in the new movie "Diary of a Teenage Girl"

Diary of a Teenage Girl

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.
The rise and fall of gangsta rap pioneers N.W.A. is chronicled in "Straight Outta Compton," a 2015 Universal Pictures release directed by F. Gary Gray.

ReelBob: ‘Straight Outta Compton’

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.