Tagged: drama

Saving Mr Banks Tom Hanks Emma Thompson

Saving Mr. Banks (2013) – A Review

Tom Hanks and Emma Thompson in Saving Mr. Banks It’s 1961 and after twenty years of annual requests to an author asking to let him adapt her most famous and...

In Bruges Colin Farrell Brendan Gleeson 2008

In Bruges (2008) – A Review

Brendan Gleeson and Colin Farrell in In Bruges Ray (Colin Farrell) and Ken (Brendan Gleeson) are two hitmen from London. They’re instructed by their boss Harry (Ralph Fiennes) to lie low...

Interview with the Assassin 2002 JFK assassination

Interview With The Assassin (2002) – A Review

Raymond J. Barry in Interview with the Assassin Rob Kobelski (Dylan Haggerty) is an out of work TV cameraman living in a quiet suburban neighborhood with his wife and daughter....

Parkland 2013 docudrama Kennedy assassination

Parkland (2013) – A Review

Paul Giamatti as Abraham Zapruder in Parkland The assassination of President Kennedy affected the entire nation. It reverberated through the country and the world. The moment when people heard the...

JFK Oliver Stone Kennedy assassination movie

JFK (1991) – A Review

Jay O. Sanders and Kevin Costner in JFK With President John F. Kennedy’s assassination now about to mark fifty years since it happened the nation is going to pause and...

Zero Hour disaster movie airplane

Zero Hour (1957) – A Review

Linda Darnell and Dana Andrews in Zero Hour! The disaster film genre had been around for quite some time before it hit its peak in the 1970s. Long before former...

Moneyball Brad Pitt

Moneyball (2011) – A Review

Brad Pitt and Jonah Hill in Moneyball “How can you not be romantic about baseball?” As the Oakland Athletic’s begin their 2002 season, general manager Billy Beane faces the realization...

Kate Winslet Mildred Pierce

Mildred Pierce (2011) – A Review…

Kate Winslet as Mildred Pierce Director Todd Haynes’ HBO mini-series Mildred Pierce attempts to adapt the James Cain’s 1939 novel in a more faithful way than the classic 1945 film....

Juliette Binoche Certified Copy

Certified Copy (2010) – A Review

Director Abbas Kiarostami’s Certified Copy English writer James Miller (William Shimell) is promoting his latest book about art in Tuscanny. Before he has to head home he meets up with...

Crimes Misdemeanors Martin Landau Woody Allen

Crimes and Misdemeanors (1989) – A Review

Woody Allen’s films can be hit or miss. Some I adore, while others I find it a struggle to sit through. After writing, producing, directing and/or acting in so many...

Mildred Pierce Joan Crawford 1945

Mildred Pierce (1945) – A Review…

Joan Crawford in Mildred Pierce I’ve always heard about this film and finally got around to watching it. Based on the popular 1941 novel by James M. Cain, Joan Crawford...

Drive Ryan Gosling

Drive (2011) – A Review

Ryan Gosling in Drive He’s a movie stunt driver, who moonlights as a hired wheelman for robberies. Plus, he’s quite a taciturn fellow too! Sounds like a cool character. Ryan...

Brief Encounter 1945 romance David Lean

Brief Encounter (1945) – A Review

Celia Johnson and Trevor Howard in Brief Encounter It’s one of those classic old romantic stories. A man and woman meet randomly and fall in love. What’s so complicated about...

The Square 2008 crime thriller noir

The Square (2008) – A Review

The Square I love a good film noir. That classic structure of a story about a not so innocent character formulating a seemingly simple plan and having it come wildly...

Kings Speech Colin Firth

The King’s Speech (2010) – A Review

The King’s Speech Normally winning the Oscar for Best Picture doesn’t impress me. I view it merely as a popularity contest and whether the winner actually merits the distinction of...