Drama films

South Terminal Review – Powerful Dispatch of Civil War | Drama films

FFranco-Algerian filmmaker Rabah Ameur-Zaïmeche sends us a dispatch of a civil war with Terminal Sud, an intriguing and somewhat abstract drama about a country sinking into chaos. The facts on the ground seem to agree with the Algerian civil war of the 90s, the so-called “black decade” which claimed over 100,000 lives. But the film […]

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Miss Juneteenth magazine – the stuff of dreams | Drama films

Eearlier this year, Philippa Lowthorpe’s socio-comedy Misbehavior entertainingly tackled the intersection between sexism and racism through the bizarre real-life pageantry of the disrupted 1970 Miss World pageant in London. A very different spectacle takes place in Fort Worth, Texas, in this impressive feature debut from writer-director Channing Godfrey Peoples. Following a mother’s attempts to convey […]

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Rocks review – the empowering and uplifting power of teenage girls | Drama films

WIt’s a wonderful, heartbreaking, life-affirming gem of a movie. Proven at the London Film Festival in October 2019 (how long it seems now!), This vibrant, insightful and deeply empathetic drama about teenage girls forging their identities in a potentially hostile world is squeaky realism, but also fiercely optimistic. Boasting a terrific ensemble cast that features […]

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Nightly Revue – Girl Meets Older Man in Beach Drama | Drama films

There is some sincere good performance here, and it is done with confidence. But I couldn’t befriend this movie because of some clichés of social realism and an artificial and conceptual plot. Nocturnal deserves praise for giving us a third act where so many movies of any kind don’t. But it didn’t sound convincing. Lauren […]

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Limbo review – heartbreaking portrait of stranded refugees in Scotland | Drama films

WHats off to a wholly wonderful second feature film from British director Ben Sharrock – witty, poignant, wonderfully composed and shot, moving and even strangely captivating. Despite an elegant tongue-in-cheek style established from the start, Sharrock quickly gets you to invest in the characters and care deeply about what happens to them. Limbo is about […]

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The Secret: Dare to Dream review – hokey soap for wish fulfillment | Drama films

The key premise of Rhonda Byrne’s mystical self-help blockbuster, The Secret, is that if you really desire and think about something hard enough, it will eventually show up. If it follows then somewhere deep in America, one of the book’s many superfans was about to burst a blood vessel while viewing a $ 20 rental […]

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7 Period Drama Movies To Watch On Netflix, Amazon Prime Video, And Disney + Hotstar Now

Indian soldier Mangal Pandey is known to have started India’s first war of independence against the British in 1857. The film begins with his execution by hanging for plotting a criminal conspiracy against the East India Company. With the executioner refusing to execute him, resulting in a delay, the historical drama transports us to the […]