Tag: drama

Between Us

Between Us

| May 22, 2017

Diane (Olivia Thirlby; Dredd) and Henry (Ben Feldman; Madmen) have been together for so long that they’re practically married but the couple have always resisted the pressures put upon them by society and their families to settle down, get married, buy an affordable apartment in a respectable neighborhood and have a few kids.  As they […]

Whisky Galore

Whisky Galore

| May 16, 2017

During World War II, a small Scottish island village ran out of whisky.  Making peace with this reality, the residents went about their lives until fate brought a cargo ship too close to their shore, wrecking itself on some nearby rocks.  Among the ship’s cargo, 50,000 cases of whisky in route to New York City. […]

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Apprentice

Apprentice

| May 8, 2017

Aiman (Firdaus Rahman) works at one of the best prisons in his country.  He’s hard working, determined, and ethical, which is why he catches the eye of Rahim (Wan Hanafi Su), the prison’s executioner for the past 30 years.  After Rahim’s assistant suddenly quits, he approaches Aiman about being his apprentice.  The only catch is […]

Animal Kingdom: Season 1

Animal Kingdom: Season 1

| April 24, 2017

When Joshua’s (Finn Cole) mother dies of a drug overdose, his grandmother, Smurf (Ellen Barkin; Ocean’s 13), takes him in and wastes no time getting him involved in the family business: bank heists.  Josh’s uncles – Baz (Scott Speedman; Underworld), Pope (Shawn Hatosy; Alpha Dog), Craig (Ben Robson), and Deran (Jake Weary) – at their […]

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Mars

Mars

| April 19, 2017

Capitalizing on the massive success of Ridley Scott’s The Martian from a couple of years ago, Brian Grazer and Ron Howard bring you Mars, a TV mini-series event about the first manned mission to Mars in the year 2033. The series is really unlike anything I’ve ever seen.  Part of it is a documentary, taking […]

Apocalypse Child

Apocalypse Child

| April 19, 2017

Ford (Sid Lucero) has lived his entire life hearing the same stories about his father.  His mother tells him that she was 14 when the cast and crew of Apocalypse Now came to the Philippines to make their movie and that one night the director, Francis Ford Coppola, invited her back to his tent where […]

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Punchline

Punchline

| April 3, 2017

As someone who periodically goes through phases in which I obsess over standup comedy, I’d long been fascinated by the idea behind the film Punchline (1988), a film set in the world of standup comedy and starring Sally Field alongside the immensely funny Tom Hanks at the height of his comedy phase. The thing is, […]

Quarry: Season 1

Quarry: Season 1

| February 15, 2017

Two soldiers accused of a horrible crime in Vietnam return home to their families, but have trouble finding work due to the rumors surrounding their time in the war.  Mac (Logan Marshall-Green) and Arthur (Jamie Hector), after weeks of struggling to pay bills, are approached by a mysterious government organization that offers to pay them […]

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Blush

Blush

| February 8, 2017

From all appearances, Blush would seem to be a coming of age lesbian drama about two Jewish high school girls, Naama (Sivan Noam Shimon) and Dana (Jade Sakori), exploring their sexuality along with drugs, alcohol, and the Tel Aviv night life.  Actually, I found all of this to be secondary to the main story line […]

Bones: Season 11

Bones: Season 11

| January 25, 2017

I used to watch Bones in its first season.  Being a fan of David Boreanaz on Angel and Buffy: The Vampire Slayer, I wanted to see what else he could do and his role here as Booth, a charming FBI agent was a nice contrast to the brooding, tormented vampire Angel, while not being as […]

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