Tag Archives: Drama

Best Picture Oscar: Fences [2016]

Troy Maxson is a working class man just about to hit his declining years. He is gripped by a sense of discontentment that’s mirrored by each member of his family. As an absolute patriarch he clashes with his family over … Continue reading

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Best Picture Oscar: Moonlight [2016]

A young boy tries to find his place in the brutal eco system of the Miami public school system, finding scarce comfort or connection with others in the world around him. Not exactly a study of race, education, narcotics, or … Continue reading

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Best Picture Oscar: Manchester by the Sea [2016]

Manchester by the Sea follows Lee Chandler [Casey Affleck] for the few months after his older brother’s death, explaining the way he handles things via flashbacks to an earlier difficult time in his life. It’s a movie that’s light on … Continue reading

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Planetarium [2016]

Set in the late 1930s, it is a snapshot in the life of a pair of American sisters and their encounter with the French film industry. It touches on film-making, on the role of the spirit medium, of the lifestyle … Continue reading

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99 Homes [2014]

Dennis Nash [Andrew Garfield] is another losing house owner in the great crash of ’08 until Richard Carver [Michael Shannon] takes him on as his protege and transforms him into something far more interesting: a tragic protagonist undone by his … Continue reading

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Clouds of Sils Maria [2014]

This is another film where the critical commentary in reviews can be pretty fairly summed up in a few sentences: In this  under-stated re-tooling of All About Eve, Juliette Binoche and Kristen Stewart give career-best performances. Famous actress Binoche takes … Continue reading

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