Category: drama

REVIEW: Little Women (2019)

Louisa May Alcott's 1868 novel Little Women remains one of the most perennially popular books of all time. It tells the story of the four March sisters and their close family and friends, facing domestic troubles, love, loss, and sibling rivalry in the years during and following the American Civil War. It's popularity has extended to Hollywood, ...

REVIEW: Once Upon a Time in Hollywood (2019)

Just a quick note that this review contains more significant plot spoilers than are usually included on this website. In short: Once Upon a Time in Hollywood is an excellent film by Quentin Tarantino that embraces in full his personal filmmaking style - but does contain some problematic elements that provoked a slightly ambivalent reaction when I ...

REVIEW: The Kitchen (2019)

Kathy (Melissa McCarthy), Ruby (Tiffany Haddish), and Claire (Elisabeth Moss) are three mob wives living in Hell's Kitchen in the 1970s. When their husbands are arrested and sent to prison, they take matters into their own hands and run the family business for themselves. The first half hour of The Kitchen is a cavalcade of literally every ...

REVIEW: The Body Remembers When the World Broke Open (2019)

Áila (Elle-Máijá Tailfeathers) is a Canadian First Nations woman. On the street she discovers Rosie (Violet Nelson): barefoot, pregnant, and bleeding, her abusive boyfriend still shouting at her from across the road. Áila wants desperately to help - but does Rosie want the assistance? The Body Remembers When the World Broke Open is an independent Canadian ...

REVIEW: Bombshell (2019)

In July 2016 Fox News anchor Gretchen Carlson filed a sexual harrassment lawsuit against CEO Roger Ailes, setting off a chain of accusations and denials that rocked the television network. The lead-up and repercussions of Carlson's lawsuit are now the subject of a new feature drama directed by Jay Roach: Bombshell. A sexual harrassment suit hardly ...

REVIEW: The King (2019)

It takes a certain amount of nerve to attempt a new adaptation of the life of England's King Henry V. William Shakespeare has effectively had Hal's story sewn up since about 1599, with his rousing and patriotic account standing as pretty much the most famous of his history plays. It seems even braver to base ...