Archive for the Drama Category

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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LOVING

There’s two different ways you can go about doing a historical drama, especially ones that focus on landmark US Supreme Court decisions. You can either focus on the legal process, with suited attorneys and judges bantering in courtrooms for two hours, or you can just focus on […]

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ALLIED

Put your hands together and give him a round of applause, ladies and gentlemen! Yes, yes, that’s right. Robert Zemeckis has officially abandoned that creepy motion capture nonsense he was doing for years and is now back to making films with real people and real stories! No […]

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ARRIVAL

I’m not really the biggest fan of science fiction. While yeah, I like stuff like Star Wars, those don’t really fall into the “hard sc-fi” category, such as Star Trek or 2001: A Space Odyssey. It’s a very broad genre that mixes with a lot of others, making […]

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HACKSAW RIDGE

He’s baaaaaaaaaaaaack! That’s right, ladies and gentlemen. America’s sweetheart Mel Gibson is back behind the camera after a decade long hiatus and he’s better than ever. After his drunken tirade in 2006 caused his stardom to spiral downward, we all thought we had seen the end of […]

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THE BIRTH OF A NATION

Making a film about an iconic historical figure is like walking on thin ice. That ice is even thinner, and the water even deeper, when that certain figure is looked at with a degree of controversy. Obviously, it depends on the filmmaker and their intention, but in […]

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