Posts Tagged ‘drama’
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Heartland: Under Construction

A meaningful feature about Muslim culture because it eschews melodrama for quiet introspection.
Ben Mendelsohn (center) and Ryan Reynolds play a pair of hard-luck gamblers in 2015's "Mississippi Grind," an A24 release co-directed by Ryan Fleck and Anna Boden.

Mississippi Grind

Career-best work by Ryan Reynolds & Ben Mendelsohn carries an unhurried, empathetic gambling drama that stays at the table a bit too long to achieve greatness.

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Black Coal, Thin Ice

There were so many twists and turns during the third act that some of them should have dispersed throughout the previous two acts.
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The New Girlfriend

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

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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.

Everest

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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Grandma

Lily Tomlin gives an exceptional performance in a small movie that nevertheless makes big statements about trust, loyalty, love and — most importantly — family.