Category: Drama

Total 18 Posts

“The Farewell”

Lulu Wang’s “The Farewell” is as much about celebrating life as it is about finding one’s footing in a crazy world with crazy family members and crazy customs. It is also about the humility in how we face those customs

“Overwhelm the Sky”

I don’t dream much anymore. Why is this personal admission so critical to understanding Daniel Kremer’s “Overwhelm the Sky?” It’s not about perspective. I have plenty of that. No, it is more about understanding the how’s and the why’s of

Review: Burnett’s neo-realistic “Killer of Sheep” is timely and timeless.

In today’s flash-in-the-pan film environment where a perfectly-timed explosion, laugh, or shout punctuates a non-existent narrative, it’s very rare that I am floored by a film. Yes, I find every film to have a redeeming quality, but that doesn’t necessarily

Review: Live-action ‘Beauty and the Beast’ is glorified eye candy

Before I delve into Bill Condon’s effervescent and joyous Beauty and the Beast, there’s a minor confession that needs to be laid bare:  I hadn’t watched the 1991 animated classic prior to seeing the live-action version.  As it turns out,

Passengers

Homesteading.  Many years ago, when land was plenty, the government offered it to people who were willing to till the soil, grow some crops.  Perhaps raise a family.  It was not an easy life.  In fact, you could probably retire

Arrival

First Contact.  The idea that we will eventually be visited by beings from another planet has been the focus of movies, TV, books and radio for a very long time.  These stories are used to inspire imagination and fear:  “How

THE GIRL ON THE TRAIN

Substance Abuse.  Throughout life, the choices or decisions we make not only affect our own state of mind, but the perceptions of those around us.  Sometimes, the results are happy or joyous.  Other times, they create stress and disdain.  When

Valkyrie

You did not bear the shame You resisted. By sacrificing your impassioned lives, For freedom, justice and honor Throughout history, the world has bred evil men who oppressed the virtuous heroes.  And oppression by those evil doers was not only