Tag: drama

Rogue: Season 2

Rogue: Season 2

| May 14, 2015 | 0 Comments

I honestly had no idea Direct TV had original programming.  I don’t know if that’s a symptom of not having Direct TV or just the show’s unpopularity, but I guess it doesn’t surprise me given every media outlet has original programming these days (Netflix, Hulu, Amazon Prime).  Even the playstation network has an original drama […]

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Cymbeline

Cymbeline

| May 14, 2015 | 0 Comments

William Shakespeare’s Cymbeline is not one of his better known plays.  It’s a Romance (capital R) placing somewhere between his comedies and tragedies and akin to his other Romantic or plays like The Tempest, A Winter’s Tale, and Pericles.  Personally, I’d rather see a cool modern telling of Pericles, which is an awesome play full […]

The Blue Room

The Blue Room

| May 14, 2015 | 0 Comments

After having a yearlong affair with Esther (Stephanie Cleau), Julien (Mathieu Amalric) finds himself in police custody being interrogated relentlessly.  Without knowing exactly what’s going on, the audience is forced to jump around in time, seeing Julien’s infidelity juxtaposed with his interrogation, constantly asking ourselves what’s going on.  This disorientation as a way to keep […]

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White Rabbit

White Rabbit

| May 8, 2015 | 0 Comments

Harlon (Nick Krause; Boyhood) has had a rough life.  At least, he thinks it’s been rough.  He has an over-domineering father (Sam Trammell; True Blood) who drinks too much and pushes Harlon and his brother to be the men he thinks they’re supposed to be.  He’s also flunking out of high school and is the […]

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Teachers

Teachers

| April 26, 2015 | 0 Comments

I’m really surprised I haven’t seen this movie before, or at least heard of it.  Given the cast (Nick Nolte, Judd Hirsch, Crispin Glover, Morgan Freeman, Laura Dern, Ralph Macchio) it seems like this would have hit my radar at some point.  I’ll say up front that I really enjoyed it.  I’ve been watching a […]

Human Capital

Human Capital

| April 17, 2015 | 0 Comments

The critically acclaimed Italian drama, released in the United States this past January, premieres On Demand April 17 in advance of its DVD release in July. Human Capital begins at the end, as a cyclist is run off the road by a careening SUV the night before Christmas Eve. As the film progresses, details emerge […]

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Daredevil: Season 1

Daredevil: Season 1

| April 11, 2015 | 0 Comments

As I’ve written about many times on this site, I’m a big fan of the ambitiously interconnected cinematic universe Marvel Studios has been building since 2008’s Iron Man.  I eagerly watch each installment of the MCU as quickly as possible, thinking about how it relates to everything else I’ve seen, and what it might set […]

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Manhattan: Season 1

Manhattan: Season 1

| April 7, 2015 | 0 Comments

I’ve been meaning to watch this series for a while now since the entire first season is available on Hulu plus, and the previews they aired when it first premiered looked interesting.  Being offered a copy of the blu-ray to review was just the nudge I needed to get into this gripping and human drama […]

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Tom Sawyer & Huckleberry Finn (2014)

Tom Sawyer & Huckleberry Finn (2014)

| April 6, 2015 | 0 Comments

Tom Sawyer and Huck Finn are two of the most iconic characters in American literature, and most people probably know that Mark Twain wrote two books about them: The Adventures of Tom Sawyer (1876) and Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (1884). What’s probably less well-known is that Twain also published the novels Tom Sawyer Abroad in 1894 […]

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If You Don’t, I Will

If You Don’t, I Will

| April 6, 2015 | 0 Comments

The newest film by acclaimed director Sophie Fillières and the latest observation on modern relationships starring frequent collaborators Mathieu Amalric (The Grand Budapest Hotel) and Emmanuelle Devos (Coco Before Chanel) sets Pomme (Devos) and Pierre (Amalric) against each other, even though they are a long-term couple and are desperately trying to be with one another. Although […]

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