Tag: drama

Arbitrage

Arbitrage

| December 21, 2012 | 0 Comments

At one point in Nicholas Jarecki’s film Arbitrage, Richard Gere’s hedge fund big wig, Robert Miller, is asked if he honestly thinks money is going to solve the problems he has created for himself, to which he responds “What else is there?” The line is spoken with a beautiful air of genuine, nuanced incredulity, and […]

Shaka Zulu

Shaka Zulu

| December 6, 2012 | 0 Comments

Shaka Zulu is the story of the famed warrior king from Africa; Shaka from the Zulu tribe hailing from South Africa. It is an ten part drama which explores the life of Shaka from his birth to the fall of his empire and beyond. A drama, released during political turmoil in South Africa which over […]

The Duchess of Duke Street: The Complete Series (2012)

The Duchess of Duke Street: The Complete Series (2012)

| November 7, 2012 | 1 Comments

The Duchess of Duke Street is a wonderfully beautiful series, worthy of all the acclaim it has received over the years. The series follows Louisa Leyton (Gemma Jones) as she works her way from a kitchen worker to the mistress of the Prince of Wales and then a hotel owner. Louisa Leyton is loosely based […]

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Even the Rain

Even the Rain

| November 6, 2012 | 0 Comments

When filmmakers Sebastian (Gael Garcia Bernal) and Costa (Luis Tosar) fly to Bolivia to shoot a film about Christopher Columbus, they do so to save money.  But when they find themselves caught in the middle of a local conflict between the natives and a huge corporation who’s trying to control their water supply, the filmmakers […]

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Sundance Channel’s Restless: Brits, Spies & Romance

Sundance Channel’s Restless: Brits, Spies & Romance

| October 19, 2012 | 1 Comments

For those Masterpiece Theatre fans itching for a good Brit-fix before the next season of Downton Abbey drops in early next year, don’t discount what’s on cable these days. Sundance Channel, in a co-production with Endor Productions for BBC One, is gearing up to present Restless, a special limited two-night event happening this December. Based on […]

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ARGO

ARGO

| October 17, 2012 | 0 Comments

Each time Ben Affleck directs a film it seems like the world is flabbergasted. “I thought Ben Affleck was done!” I don’t know if anyone truly believed Affleck was ever “done,” but surely either Gone Baby Gone or The Town did something to convince doubters that Affleck would not be exiled from Hollywood. Argo definitely […]

Mad Men – Season 5

Mad Men – Season 5

| October 16, 2012 | 0 Comments

I jumped at the opportunity to review the fifth season of Mad Men because I knew I would be forced to finally ask myself a crucial and life-altering question:  Why do I like Mad Men?  I’m sure there are many people out there who have specific reasons for tuning in to the AMC smash hit […]

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The Master

The Master

| October 16, 2012 | 0 Comments

It’s difficult to know where to begin in trying to break down or even describe The Master, Paul Thomas Anderson’s latest masterpiece.  If I must start at the beginning, it goes something like this: Joaquin Phoenix is Freddie Quell, a soldier just finishing a tour of duty in World War II.  It is presumed he […]

Free Men

Free Men

| October 10, 2012 | 0 Comments

Ismaël Ferroukhi’s Free Men is an incredible period piece and one of the most impressive WW II films I have ever seen. Trading the typical settings of most WWII films, Free Men finds its focus on the Algerians living in Paris, under the German occupation. Younes (Tahar Rahim, A Prophet) is a young Algerian, who […]

La Rafle

La Rafle

| October 6, 2012 | 0 Comments

There is always a story to tell from the Holocaust. Whether it be survival or sacrifice, viewers are always thankful such horrific times are over.  Always a fan of French cinema, I was eager to review La Rafle or The Round Up.   And with French greats Melanie Laurent and Jean Reno in lead roles, how could I […]