Category Archives: Drama

The Green Mile (1999) – Review

In the 1930’s, prison guards responsible for patrolling death row at a penitentiary, come across a moral dilemma when they quickly discover that John Coffey (Michael Clarke Duncan), a new inmate and a convicted murderer, has an unexplained supernatural gift that he is slowly demonstrating while on death row. A masterful movie that will go down as one of the finest to hit our screens. The Green Mile is currently streaming on Netflix.

Rating: 4.5 out of 5.
Continue reading

99 Homes (2014) – Review

After Dennis Nash (Andrew Garfield) finds himself in financial hardship and consequently, sees his family evicted from their own home, he begins to work for the man that fronted the team responsible for the eviction in the first place. When he starts earning major cash from his new career venture, the future seems bright, but while juggling mixed emotions and morale decisions on a daily basis, the reality of the situation he finds himself in, quickly brings him back down to earth. A really well-made movie that is worth the watch for anyone into hard-hitting dramas.

Rating: 3.5 out of 5.
Continue reading

Corona (2020) – Review

When a handful of people that barely know each other get trapped inside a broken elevator, tensions rise and their fear of each other becomes quickly apparent, especially considering the fact that the Coronavirus had just come to fruition. As far as indie films go, probably not the finest I’ve set my eyes on this year, but at the same time it did have one or two redeeming qualities that made the flick just about watchable on a whole. Corona was presented to me in exchange for an honest and fair review prior to its release in September, 2020.

Rating: 1.5 out of 5.
Continue reading

The Highwaymen (2019) – Review

After the FBI struggle to get the job done, two former, notorious Texas Rangers, Frank Hamer (Kevin Costner) and Maney Gault (Woody Harrelson), are tasked with using their gut instinct and every bit of experience they possess, to track down and eventually stop the rain of terror being caused across America by the infamous outlaws, Bonnie and Clyde. A pretty steady Netflix tale which is based on a true story. It’s worth noting that this review was based solely on the movie I watched at the time and not the true story it was based off.

Rating: 3.5 out of 5.
Continue reading

Proxima (2019) – Review

When French astronaut Sarah Loreau (Eva Green) receives the news that she will soon be involved in a year-long space exploration mission called Proxima, the laborious training at the European Space Agency in Cologne begins, aswell as the agonising personal decisions that have to be made, particularly those that involve her eight-year-old daughter, Stella (Zelie Boulant). A really effective and at times emotional drama that is worth every bit of the modest one-hundred and seven-minute runtime.

Rating: 3.5 out of 5.
Continue reading

Blue Ruin (2013) – Review

When a recluse’s quiet, and relatively peaceful life, is turned upside down upon hearing about the release from jail, of a man connected to the death of his parents, he embarks on a crazy and reckless quest of vengeance, acting as an amateur cutthroat hitman, in order to seek revenge, but also protect the estranged family he has left too. A surprisingly good hidden gem, with an intriguing morale message behind it, that is definitely worth a watch.

Rating: 4 out of 5.
Continue reading

Silence (2016) – Review

When two Portuguese Jesuit’s insist on trekking to the treacherous land of Japan in an attempt to find their previous mentor, Father Ferreira (Liam Neeson) – a man rumoured to have abandoned his Catholic faith – they begin their dangerous quest to uncover answers, while stumbling across a countless number of difficulties along the way. A beautifully made film that will appeal to some, more than others.

Rating: 4 out of 5.
Continue reading

Everest (2015) – Review

This spectacular movie follows Robert Edwin Hall (Jason Clarke), who in May 1996, started his final ascent towards the summit of Mount Everest – the highest point on Earth – with his team in tow. When they find themselves faced with challenging weather conditions, however, his team must join forces with Scott Fischer (Jake Gyllenhaal) and his crew to ensure they have a better chance of survival in the hazardous and potentially deadly circumstances put to them. It’s worth noting that this review was based solely on the movie I watched at the time and not the true story it was based off.

Rating: 4 out of 5.
Continue reading