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Drama

I had very high, if measured anticipation for Baz Luhrmann's Elvis. The trailer dropped at a time that I (like most of the world) was positively thirsting for some big-screen, old-fashioned Hollywood …
Nancy (the always-glorious Emma Thompson) is a recently-widowed retired schoolteacher. Leo (Daryl McCormack) is a sex worker that Nancy has hired to meet her in a nice hotel room. She makes her reques…
When I heard the teaser that David Cronenberg was making a return to "body-horror" in his latest film, I, like many, knew exactly what that meant. From the hallucinogenic crawly bugs in Naked Lunch, t…
From the opening moment the modern Paramount logo shows up on screen with the original 80s Top Gun score by Harold Faltermeyer playing over the soundtrack, I couldn't help but smile that I was finally…
At the start of Downton Abbey: A New Era we are given a quick recap of what's what and who's who by actor Kevin Doyle (who plays the bumbling Moseley), reminding us what the heck has gone on most rece…
In 1977 Soviet-occupied Estonia, Sergey (Tom Prior) is a young military conscript who is mere weeks from the end of his service. He spends his time sneaking out and swimming with his friends from the …
We meet young Amleth, a wincingly starry-eyed Viking princeling with a huge crush on his brutish King father (Ethan Hawke). Dad is like a traveling salesman who happens bring fresh slaves instead of t…
In the intro scene of The Outfit, a tailor (no, a "cutter," as he prefers to be called), talks us through the art of designing, cutting, and tailoring a bespoke suit for a gentleman. The camera loving…
There's a certain delight in seeing a movie completely cold, knowing nothing about it, except that it takes place on a train. I hadn't heard anything about so it was pleasing to have this character-dr…
The Burning Sea is a solid disaster flick that seems like it is missing its final act. Not necessarily because of plot and build up, but simply because it is called, well, The Burning Sea. I wanted to…
Despite its gorgeous cast and intriguing trailer, I wasn't chomping at the bit to see Kenneth Branagh's latest Agatha Christie adaptation. I agreed with Moviepie's Vickie that 2017's Murder on the Ori…
Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz are cemented in pop culture lore as the married duo that produced and starred in the huge (we're talking tens of millions of weekly viewers) 1950s television comedy "I Love…