Category: drama

REVIEW: Far and Away (1992)

Joseph Donnelly (Tom Cruise) is an Irish farmer whose family home is burned on the orders of his landlord Daniel Christie. His attempt to murder Christie ends in failure when he is stabbed in the leg by Christie's headstrong daughter Shannon (Nicole Kidman). Before he can be executed for his crime, Joseph is rescued by ...

REVIEW: Family Business (1989)

Adam McMullen (Matthew Broderick) is a 23 year-old New Yorker living with an estranged relationship with his father Vito (Dustin Hoffman). He feels much closer to his grandfather Jesse (Sean Connery), a career criminal whose antics have led Vito to all but abandon him. When Adam stumbles upon what seems to be a low-risk high-reward ...

REVIEW: T2 Trainspotting (2017)

Nostalgia can be a killer. It makes you look back on the past with a false, rosy glow. It can make things seem happier than they were. Nostalgia can make you less driven to find a better future, in the false belief that things used to be much better beforehand. It can also be the ...

REVIEW: The Equation of Love and Death (2008)

Li Mi (Zhou Xun) drives a taxi in Kunming. She has been looking fruitlessly for her vanished boyfriend for four years. On the same day that she picks up two passengers that turn out to be desperate criminals (Wang Baoqiang and Wang Yanhui), she thinks she sees her missing lover - only he (Deng Chao) ...

REVIEW: Planetarium (2016)

Laura (Natalie Portman) and Kate (Lily-Rose Depp) are sisters performing a seance act in a Parisian nightclub when they are picked up by film producer Andre Korben (Emmanuel Salinger). After experiencing a supernatural presence at a private session Korben grows obsessed with capturing the phenomenon on screen, catapulting Laura towards movie stardom while he undertakes ...

REVIEW: The Dancer (2016)

Aspiring American dancer Loie Fuller (Soko) travels to Paris to launch her career, revolutionising dance in the process. The Dancer is a biographical drama based on the life of avant garde performer Loie Fuller, who exerted an enormous influence over the development of dance and theatrical lighting. It also pulls in noted ballet performer Isadora Duncan, ...

REVIEW: Frost/Nixon (2008)

British television personality David Frost (Michael Sheen) thinks he has scored the coup of a lifetime: interviewing former American President Richard Nixon (Frank Langella) for a series of televised interviews. Dismissed by the American news media as a light-touch interviewer and struggling to find a network willing to buy the interviews once complete, Frost also ...

REVIEW: Aquarius (2016)

Clara (Sônia Braga) is a retired music critic living in an apartment block in Recife along Brazil's coast. She has survived cancer and outlived her husband, but now she faces a construction company intent on demolishing her home and rebuilding the Aquarius apartments into larger and more up-market residences. Clara refuses to sell and refuses ...

REVIEW: Hidden Figures (2016)

In 1961 African-American mathematician Katherine Goble (Taraji P. Henson) works in the segregated computing division of NASA's Langley Research Center, along with her colleagues Mary Jackson (Janelle Monáe) and Dorothy Vaughan (Octavia Spencer). When the increasingly competitive 'space race' forces NASA to ramp up its efforts to put a human into space, Katherine is assigned ...

REVIEW: Every Secret Thing (2014)

A pair of 11 year-old girls kidnap and ultimately murder a baby. Seven years later they are both released from juvenile hall. One of them, the moody and withdrawn Ronnie (Dakota Fanning), keeps her head down while working at a local bagel shop. The other, Alice (Danielle Macdonald), has continued to protest her innocence and ...