Posts Tagged ‘drama’
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MOVIE REVIEWS
 
Natalie Portman portrays Jacqueline Kennedy in "Jackie," a 2016 Fox Searchlight Pictures release directed by Pablo Larraín.

Jackie

The best Kennedy film in 25 years fuels no conspiratorial fires but suggests our collective complicit collusion in stoking embers of the "rosy" Camelot era.

Lion stars Dev Patel as Saroo, a boy lost thousands of miles from home in India

Lion

The true story of an Indian boy stranded 1,600 miles from home is both heartwarming and heartbreaking.
Will Smith looks sad sitting next to Helen Mirren in "Collateral Beauty," a 2016 drama directed by David Frankel and distributed by Warner Brothers / New Line Cinema.

Collateral Beauty

A shameless, soulless, deeply cynical treatment of grief as a narrative shell game that goes for "A Christmas Carol" but instead emphasizes the dick in Dickens.

New to View: Dec. 13

A romantic drama about Barack & Michelle Obama, an extended cut of "Suicide Squad" and the sci-fi thriller "Morgan" lead the week's new Blu-ray & DVD releases.
Nancy Spungen (Chloe Webb) and Sid Vicious (Gary Oldman) kiss among the garbage in Alex Cox's 1986 film "Sid and Nancy."

Class of 1986: ‘Sid and Nancy’

Not quite the imperfect perfection in which punk music so often traffics, but a film of appropriately piercing volume and knotty shape.

An alien craft hovers above the water in "Arrival," a 2016 Paramount Pictures release directed by Denis Villeneuve.

Arrival

Ostensibly an alien invasion story, “Arrival” tackles conflict of whether mankind's communication may come together or cloister tighter, compromise or collapse.

Heartland: Occupy, Texas

“Occupy, Texas” is a family drama with just enough bite to keep it from being too saccharine.
American Honey

American Honey

Frequently engaging and beautifully shot, but at 163 minutes there is almost enough material for two full movies and it washes, rinses, repeats.