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Drama

Many navel-gazing indie flicks swirl around a tried and true trope: the urban neurotic, narcissistic, sarcastic, self-pitying, supposedly irresistible man-child that pines about unattainable women, un…
Of his infamous deadly creation the atomic bomb, physicist J. Robert Oppenheimer famously quoted Hindu scripture, the Bhagavad Gita: "Now I am become death, the destroyer of worlds." Oppenheimer, cele…
There is something inescapably Portlandia about Showing Up. To be fair, it does take place in (unnamed) Portland at the (unnamed) Oregon College of Art and Craft (a real institution that has sadl…
For a movie that is about Michael Jordan, the first thing you notice is that you don't see Michael Jordan. Sure, there are a few moments of the real Jordan in quick news clips, but as a character he i…
What is more terrifying? The fact that technology traces almost every aspect of one's daily life so that it is almost impossible to truly disappear? Or the fact that even with all of the shared techno…
Allison (Florence Pugh) is a young woman who has it all. We meet her at her own engagement party, full of adoring multi-cultural friends who cheer her as she sings a song at the piano for her adoring …
A young French woman who calls herself "Freddie" travels to Seoul on a whim for the first time, saying she's just there for a couple weeks, you know, to see "everything". This comes as a surprise to s…
I'm not sure what a great Whitney Houston movie would look like. Like so many before, she was an extremely talented and massively successful artist whose drug abuse ended up destroying her at too youn…
Li Mu Bai (Chow Yun-Fat) is a martial arts master, but he is tired and wants to live a quiet life. Deciding to give up his sword, Green Destiny, Li Mu Bai requests that his devoted friend Shu Lien (Mi…
You can never accuse Toni Collette of not bringing it to every performance. We learn in the opening scene of the 8-part true-crime drama The Staircase that Collette's Kathleen Peterson has been found …
I loathe films such as The Banshees Of Inisherin. Oh, I love a good tragedy; I'm a sucker for 'em. But a senseless tragedy? Feck that. Isn't life full enough of that already? Granted, Banshees has …
It doesn't bode well for Babylon that one of the earliest shots in the film is a "git on in there" view of an elephant explosively pooping right onto the camera lens. I guess that isn't much worse tha…