Tag Archives: Drama

Rabbit Hole

THE ONLY WAY OUT IS THROUGH. The director’s most conventional film to date is also his most touching, a portrait of a couple trying to find a way out of grief after the sudden death of their four-year-old boy. Based on a play, the writer took the opportunity himself to make a few changes regarding … Continue reading Rabbit Hole

Boyz N the Hood

ONCE UPON A TIME IN SOUTH CENTRAL L.A… IT AIN’T NO FAIRY TALE. John Singleton’s first film has become a classic portrait of African-American youth, following Tre in South Central Los Angeles from childhood to manhood, enduring violence, guns, racist cops and the consequences of broken families – but there’s also typical teenage issues and … Continue reading Boyz N the Hood

King Lear

As French forces gather on England, King Lear (Anthony Hopkins) divides his land among his three daughters (Emma Thompson, Emily Watson, Florence Pugh). The most memorable cinematic version of Shakespeare’s classic tragedy is still Kurosawa’s Ran (1985); this TV movie places the story in an alternate modern, militarized Britain, but it’s not enough to make … Continue reading King Lear

The People Vs. Larry Flynt: A Smut Peddler’s Triumph

YOU MAY NOT LIKE WHAT HE DOES, BUT ARE YOU PREPARED TO GIVE UP HIS RIGHT TO DO IT? The war on pornography is reignited now and then, usually by people with a poor understanding of the democratic values that guarantee pornography’s right to exist. Regardless if they’re religious right-wingers or misguided feminists, they attack … Continue reading The People Vs. Larry Flynt: A Smut Peddler’s Triumph

Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile

THE STORY BEHIND AMERICA’S MOST NOTORIOUS SERIAL KILLER. In the mid-70s, as police are doing their best to tie Ted Bundy (Zac Efron) to a series of murders, his girlfriend (Lily Collins) refuses to believe that he’s guilty. The unbelievable story of serial killer Ted Bundy explores his relationships with women and how he tried … Continue reading Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile

The Americans: Suburban Spies

In 2010, the Illegals Program was revealed in the United States. That was an investigation by the FBI uncovering and arresting ten Russian agents who had been living in the U.S. for years, posing as American citizens. As they went about their everyday lives they tried to obtain intelligence for Russia by making friends with … Continue reading The Americans: Suburban Spies

The Killing of a Sacred Deer

A surgeon’s (Colin Farrell) mysterious relationship with a teenage boy (Barry Keoghan) results in a prediction that his family will die unless he ”balances” an incident in his past. Yorgos Lanthimos and his co-writer continue in the same vein as The Lobster (2015) – an absurd story told in an amusingly rational way, which is … Continue reading The Killing of a Sacred Deer

Papillon: Stuck on Devil’s Island

THE GREATEST ADVENTURE OF ESCAPE EVER FILMED! The man whose life was depicted in Papillon, a film that was a big hit in 1973, didn’t live to see the final results but was present during the making of it, reportedly ensuring that the adaptation of his memoirs was as correct as possible. That may seem … Continue reading Papillon: Stuck on Devil’s Island