Archive for the Drama Category

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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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 […]

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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, […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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HEREDITARY

As much as I love horror, it takes a specific combination of certain elements in order for it to scare me. For instance, I don’t find demonic or supernatural stuff very scary. While I can acknowledge that The Exorcist is one of the finest horror films of all time, […]

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BEST F(R)IENDS: VOLUME ONE

Who doesn’t love Tommy Wiseau’s trashterpiece The Room? Considered by many “the best bad movie ever made”, the reason why is because of the sheer amount of passion that went into it. Passion doesn’t really mean a whole lot, if you don’t have the talent to back it up, though. The Room is evidence of that, […]

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