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Drama

Susanne Bier's last film, the sublime Brothers, dealt with the repercussions when a woman is forced to choose between two vastly different men. This time, the central figure is a man struggling to dec…
In what is an even finer example of lowest-common-denominator filmmaking than its insipid predecessor, Are We There Yet? (which, coincidentally, I also hated), this alleged “family film” dumbs itself …
Despite all of its earnestness and good educational intentions, Amazing Grace reminds me of one of those historical movies about an important figure that you were forced to watch in school. It tells y…
If you've ever fantasized about living with Colin Firth and then fallen into a state of depression after realizing that it's never going to happen, Apartment Zero is the movie for you. Watching young …
Dench stars as Barbara Covett, a stern and spinsterly history teacher at a British high school, who’s tolerated and respected—but not particularly liked—by her colleagues. Having taught for more than …
The story follows a group of young Germans who, swept up in a tide of patriotism, join the military to fight for the fatherland in World War I. It is first unclear whom the story is going to follow, b…
Until I watched the DVD, my familiarity with High School Musical was with basically one scene in the film. One scene that was on every time I turned on the the hotel TV while I was bored on a week-lon…
Director Alejandro González Iñárritu is obviously a man exploding with talent and passion. He works wonders with actors, and he tends to infuse his tales with a relentless intensity. Amores Perros was…
The day I write this, Akeelah and the Bee has an 84% postive rating on Rotten Tomatoes, which basically makes me look like the biggest ass on the planet. "Winning!", "Heartwarming", "The feel-good mov…
I'm not really sure how to approach a review of Adaptation, only because even now—some five and a half days after seeing it—I'm still not sure what I thought. Many critics are hailing it as genius, bu…
Little does Rinko know that she has a secret admirer... nay, a stalker. A mysterious envelope, addressed only to Rinko, arrives in the mail with scandalous, voyeuristic photos of Rinko, um, making her…
Based on Alan Hollinghurst's Booker Prize-winning novel, The Line of Beauty shows Margaret Thatcher's 80s-England through the eyes of a wide-eyed young gay man. Nick Guest (pretty Dan Stevens who has …