Tag: drama

Norfolk (2015)
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Norfolk (2015)

Norfolk is dreary, sometimes scary, and full of mad folk. And this film captures that essence perfectly (waheyyyyy, see what I did there?). I’m not going to pretend that I knew what was going on at all times, nor that I liked certain scenes, but writer-director Martin Radich has given […]

The Pyramid Texts (2015)
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The Pyramid Texts (2015)

Developed for the screen from his stage play, Geoff Thompson shows himself to be a most talented wordsmith with The Pyramid Texts, a film that turns out to be little more than a 90-minute monologue by a boxer (James Cosmo) trying to communicate to his son via a video camera. […]

Brotherhood Of Blades (2014)
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Brotherhood Of Blades (2014)

Director Yang Lu brings viewers a beautiful blend of action and tension with Brotherhood Of Blades, a film disappointingly let down by one crucial component, that I’ll detail soon. The plot concerns a trio of Imperial assassins who end up in over their heads when they are tasked to kill […]

Chicken (2014)
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Chicken (2014)

Chicken is an intense little drama that focuses on a young lad named Richard (Scott Chambers). Richard has learning difficulties, acting far younger than his fifteen years, and spends his days “farming” the area around the grimy little caravan that he stays in with his older brother (Polly, played by […]

The Sisterhood Of Night (2014)
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The Sisterhood Of Night (2014)

Part Easy A (without the laughs), part The Crucible, and part Gossip, this teen drama is a film full of interesting moments and ideas. It just ever really comes together to make a completely satisfying piece of work, sadly. Georgie Henley and Kara Hayward play Mary and Emily, respectively, two […]

The Incident (2014)
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The Incident (2014)

The Incident isn’t a bad film, from a technical standpoint. The camera stays pointing the right way, the minimalist soundtrack works, the cast all turned up for the full schedule, the script has lines of dialogue instead of just animal sounds and body functions. But, in other ways, it really […]

Manglehorn (2014)
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Manglehorn (2014)

Manglehorn is another low-key movie from David Gordon Green that focuses on one character and his current position in life. There’s nothing new here, and nothing too exciting (those looking to fill a gap in between the likes of Jurassic World and Mission: Impossible 5 should look elsewhere), but it’s […]

The Violators (2015)
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The Violators (2015)

The Violators is a grim piece of British cinema, but it’s one that puts forward both the cast and first time writer-director Helen Walsh as ones to keep an eye on in the future. Reminiscent of the movies that we’ve seen from the brilliant Shane Meadows, the film only really […]

The Diary Of A Teenage Girl (2015)
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The Diary Of A Teenage Girl (2015)

Based on a novel by Phoeve Gloeckner, which I haven’t read so cannot comment on, and written and directed by Marielle Heller, The Diary Of A Teenage Girl is the tale of a girl, obviously, doing her best to rush into womanhood while being warped and shaped by the selfish […]

Welcome To Me (2014)
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Welcome To Me (2014)

Kristen Wiig is, to me, one of the best comic actors working at this moment. Not only is she uproariously funny, but she’s also just great at embodying any character. And that’s why I expected great things from Welcome To Me, a movie that seemed designed to showcase her with […]