Category: drama

REVIEW: April Story (1998)

Uzuki (Takako Matsu) is a quiet and underconfident young woman who makes the move from Hokkaido to Tokyo to study at university. She struggles to make friends and fit in, all the while dwelling on the reason - initially unknown to the audience - why she elected to study so far from home. April Story is ...

REVIEW: On Body and Soul (2017)

Endre (Géza Morcsányi) is the chief financial officer of a Hungarian abattoir. He has a disability - his left arm permanently hangs limp by his side. He has a sad, haunted quality. He meets the abattoir's new quality inspector Mária (Alexandra Borbély), a quiet and withdrawn woman with behaviour that places her someplace along the ...

REVIEW: The Milkwoman (2005)

Early each morning 50 year-old Minako (Yuko Tanaka) climbs the hundreds of steps in a hill-side Nagasaki suburb to deliver bottles of milk to the local residents. She lives alone. She has no children. She has never married. She had one love in high school, Keita (Ittoku Kishibe), but he now works in the city ...

REVIEW: Bridge of Spies (2015)

New York, 1957. Rudolph Abel (Mark Rylance) is arrested and charged with being a Soviet agent. To ensure he receives a fair trial, career attorney James B. Donovan (Tom Hanks) is persuaded to represent Abel in court. When an American reconnaissance pilot is later shot down over Soviet territory, Donovan is tasked with travelling to ...

REVIEW: Number One (2017)

Emmanuelle Blachey (Emmanuelle Devos) sits on the board of directors of a major French energy corporation. She is approached by an influential feminist lobby group, who ask her to campaign to become the CEO of France's largest water company. It would make her the first female CEO of a top 40 French corporation, but a ...

REVIEW: Amadeus (1984)

The composer Antonio Salieri (F. Murray Abraham) confesses to murdering Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (Tom Hulce) and, in penance, attempts to cut his own throat. Confined to a mental asylum, he recounts the story of his rivalry with Mozart to a visiting priest (Richard Frank). Peter Shaffer's 1979 play Amadeus fictionalised both the life of Mozart and his ...