Archive for the Drama Category

POWER RANGERS

I don’t really have any nostalgia for the Power Rangers. It’s strange, since it’s a show I often watched as a young child and owned a lot of toys of, but I never kept much interest in it beyond that. I really only liked watching the big […]

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RAW

Blood and guts are disgusting, not scary. Jump scares are startling, not scary. I’m very particular when it comes to horror films. Great gore effects and a well executed jump scare can be effective, but they’ve been so poorly overdone to the point where the effect has […]

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LION

Another Oscar season, another film based on yet another one of those “incredible true stories”. A lot of people enjoy films based off real events, claiming that since the story actually happened, it’s more amazing to behold. While the logic is sound, most filmmakers and producers aren’t […]

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MANCHESTER BY THE SEA

Why do you we enjoy going to the movies? Why do you we even like entertaining ourselves in the first place? Well, that’s because real life, for the most part, is boring. Sure, there are moments of excitement, but those times in between usually end up being […]

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HIDDEN FIGURES

Handling heavy subjects, such as racial inequality, requires a certain amount of tact. You need to make your point, but you don’t want to get too overt to where you lose focus on your characters and the story at hand. Many films strive to make a great […]

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THE FOUNDER

The story of a small, family owned restaurant becoming one of the world’s largest fast food chains is indeed a fascinating story, but how necessary is it for it to be told? And if it is necessary, why is a film the right vessel for this story? […]

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SILENCE

What’s this? A 17th century period piece telling the story about two Jesuit priests going to Japan to spread Christianity? Doesn’t sound like your typical Martin Scorsese vehicle, but here we are. 26 years in the making, Martin Scorsese has taken a break from the guns, drugs, […]

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FENCES

Stage plays can be a great medium to tell a story. Films are another great medium for that purpose, too. The two are actually quite similar, in respects of the viewer visually experiencing the story through actors and sets. However, with a stage play, the main focus […]

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NOCTURNAL ANIMALS

Novel adaptations are obviously no new trend, but how about a novel adaptation that’s principally focused on somebody reading an entire novel? Well, now we’re breaking new ground here, folks! Art gallery owner Susan Morrow (Amy Adams) lives a depressing, vapid life with a crumbling marriage, dwindling […]

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MOONLIGHT

Great coming of age stories are few and far between. No doubt, watching the life of someone unfold before you can be interesting, but the thing about life is, most of it is dull and boring. There needs to be some dramatic heft and emotional beats to […]

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