Archive for the Drama Category

A STAR IS BORN

“Remake” is the kind of word that just puts a bad taste in your mouth, making you want to spit. What’s the point of telling the same story that’s already been told, right? Well, I agree, but humans have been telling pretty much the same dozen or […]

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ROMA

Understated film direction often doesn’t get the credit it deserves. When some people look for “good direction”, they look for something with a lot of style, action, and just a lot of stuff going on in the camera in general. That’s certainly all direction, but people seem […]

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THE FAVOURITE

Since I’m just a simple American, I couldn’t be asked to care even one iota about the British Royal family. I find monarchies to be incredibly antiquated and practically useless now, especially to me, as they don’t have much effect over here. That doesn’t mean their history […]

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GREEN BOOK

You know those quaint little movies from the 90’s like Forrest Gump? Excellent film, no doubt, but as a story that covers a man’s life through decades of American history, it all felt a little bit too sanitized and optimistic for its own good. It deals with such […]

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VICE

There are few things that can ruin an artist quite like ego. After any success, it’s logical to be excited about your abilities getting validated and moving onto the next best thing. Ego is like a poisonous well, though. Every time an artist goes back to drink […]

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SERENITY

DISCLAIMER: This review contains massive spoilers for Serenity, as it’s impossible to talk about why it’s so bad without getting into the details. You’ve been warned, but you probably don’t care to see it anyway, as it bombed terribly. Anyway, here we go. Ahhhhh, the glory of […]

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GLASS

Now that everybody is clear on what it’s all about (and if you don’t know and get mad about this, it’s really your fault), I can finally talk more about M. Night Shyamalan’s Split. I wasn’t a big fan of it, and a big reason why was during […]

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IF BEALE STREET COULD TALK

I consider Moonlight to be the best drama of this decade so far, and with how huge of an impact it had on me, it basically gave writer/director Barry Jenkins carte blanche to do whatever he wanted in my mind. However, when a filmmaker makes such a strong debut, […]

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BOY ERASED

I’m usually disinterested in a film when it claims to be “based on a true story” as it’s just a cheap marketing ploy, but when you get something based off a memoir, then you have my attention. When you’re taking the words directly from the person, it’s […]

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CREED II

I’m sure I deserve a hundred lashes or something awful for what I’m about to admit. Up until last week, I had never seen any of the Rocky films. Yes, for the longest time, I had never seen one of the most popular American movie series ever. While I […]

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