Archive for the Drama Category

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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THE BALLAD OF BUSTER SCRUGGS

The Coen Brothers are some of my favorite filmmakers ever, but that’s certainly not an unpopular opinion amongst film aficionados. The funny thing is, as much as I love them, they’re pretty hit and miss for me. Their misses aren’t big ones, though. I’m usually lukewarm on those, but […]

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THE HATE U GIVE

It seems like every year there’s a specific social issue that a lot of filmmakers (or vapid studio heads just following trends) want to focus on. Last year seemed to be the theme of “sticking it to the oppressors”, with popular films like Darkest Hour, The Greatest Showman, and The […]

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FIRST MAN

What are movies for, exactly? Well, like any other artform, they’re meant to tell stories. Most of those stories are fictional, but many also find themselves inspired by true events. The thing is, truth is often stranger than fiction. Reading the Wikipedia article or listening to an […]

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BOHEMIAN RHAPSODY

Queen is one of my favorite bands that I don’t really know all that much about. I’ve never listened to a full album, nor really did a lot of research on them. I just listen to a lot of classic rock radio and whenever they come on, […]

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Mid90s

Ah, the joys (a relative term here, I’m sure) of growing up. Trying to figure out who you really were, all while trying to fit in and mold yourself into anything just to find some sort of acceptance. Getting angry at your parents for wanting the best […]

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THE SISTERS BROTHERS

While I’ve discussed before that just because a film has good actors doesn’t automatically make it good, there are definitely times where the right actors in the right roles can elevate everything else around them. Sometimes the plot can be slow moving, underdeveloped, or just not there […]

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