Archive for the Drama Category

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 […]

Read more

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 […]

Read more

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, […]

Read more

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 […]

Read more

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 […]

Read more

FIRST REFORMED

I’m not a religious man, but I’ve always found religion fascinating, especially people’s relationships to it. Since it’s something many people hold very dear to them, it allows for some very in depth exploration into their psyche. This also allows for some great stories to be told, whether it’s about the person losing their […]

Read more

MANDY

“Style over substance.” It’s a catchy criticism often attributed to more artsy, avant-garde films that like to focus more on visuals, mood, and atmosphere, as opposed to conventional story and characterization. While I find the criticism a bit too simplistic and unfair when it comes to judging films, […]

Read more

YOU WERE NEVER REALLY HERE

Film is no doubt a visual medium where the filmmakers are supposed to tell the story in the most logical visual way possible. However, dialogue and audio in film were created for a reason. They allow our characters to more naturally interact with each other and divulge […]

Read more

BlacKkKlansman

Some movies have a point they’re trying to make, some don’t at all. Some have some deep themes they want to explore, while some just want to entertain. What you always need, though, is a good story. Without a good story to latch onto, there’s not much […]

Read more

BLINDSPOTTING

Like I said in my Mission: Impossible: Fallout review, a lot of different genres (in that case, action films) get panned for quite unfair reasons. For example, a comedy and a horror film strive to do two completely different things and make you feel two polar opposite emotions. Sometimes […]

Read more
Page 1 of 512345

Connect Online