Tag Archives: Drama

The Vanishing (2018) – Review

Based solely on the Flannan Isle mystery in the early 1900’s, three lighthouse keepers on a secluded island for six weeks, stumble across a hidden trunk of gold after an unknown boat crashes into their land. Little did the trio know that this would introduce an uncomfortable amount of pressure into each of their lives, ultimately leading to the disappearance of all three of the keepers. An incredibly well made and at times tense film that was originally released in 2018 – well worth a watch.

Rating: 4.5 out of 5.
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The Lost City of Z (2016) – Review

Culminating in a mysterious disappearance in 1925, this movie follows the true story of the British explorer, Percy Fawcett (Charlie Hunnam), who travelled deep into the Amazon and discovered apparent evidence of a previous civilisation, more advanced than some had originally thought. While being ridiculed by the British establishment back home, the determined explorer continues to return, in an attempt of proving his findings. An intriguing true story with a great cast, that was released in 2016 and is overlooked by some.

Rating: 4 out of 5.
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Body Brokers (2021) – Review

Utah (Jack Kilmer) is a young man, invited to Los Angeles for treatment to correct his long-running issues with drug abuse. The recovering addict quickly learns that the rehab center he was introduced to, is not all about helping people at all, but mainly a cover for a multi-million-dollar operation that includes addicts recruiting other addicts that they know of. An insightful movie, more than worth the watch, but at the same time, probably not one with much kind of rewatch value.

Rating: 2.5 out of 5.
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All Good Things (2010) – Review

David Marks (Ryan Gosling) is a privileged, yet troubled young man, stemming from an extremely wealthy background, who is suspected of murdering his own wife, Katie Marks (Kirsten Dunst). This tragic love story, turned murder mystery, is based on one of New York’s most notorious unsolved murder cases. An at times gripping film that was originally released in 2010, and is currently streaming on Amazon Prime Video.

Rating: 3 out of 5.
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Apocalypto (2006) – Review

Set around the time of Mayan civilisation, a young man’s journey is followed after his peaceful tribe is forcefully attacked by strangers, who were seeking slaves and a large amount of people for human sacrifice. Jaguar Paw (Rudy Youngblood) hides his wife and young son in a deep cave nearby, before being captured himself. He must then fight to survive and return to save his family. A massively successful Mel Gibson picture that centers around a subject that many filmmakers would try to avoid.

Rating: 4 out of 5.
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The Lighthouse (2019) – Review

Two lighthouse keepers attempt to maintain their sanity while living on a remote, secluded and mysterious New England island in the 1890’s. For four weeks, the men will only have themselves for company, will they crack under the pressure of isolation and allow their tension and hatred towards each other to boil over? Definitely one of the finest cinema releases of 2019 and one that is definitely worth a watch.

Rating: 4.5 out of 5.
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The Hunt (2012) – Review

Lucas (Mads Mikkelsen) is a hard-working teacher that lives a relatively lonely and peaceful life, while also battling for the custody of his teenage son. Things, however, take a dramatic turn, when one of the children he tutors decides to tell a small lie that consequently begins spreading around the close-knit Danish town where they reside. The Hunt, also known as Jagten, is currently streaming on Amazon Prime Video and boasts an 8.3 rating on IMDb.

Rating: 4 out of 5.
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Greenland (2020) – Review

When a planet-killing comet is scheduled the hit Earth, John Garrity (Gerard Butler), must do everything in his power to ensure his estranged wife, Allison (Morena Baccarin), and young son, Nathan (Roger Dale Floyd), survive the potentially deadly event. Amid this terrifying news, panic and anarchy ensues around them, making their quest for survival that little bit more difficult. A relatively promising Sci-Fi released in 2020, that didn’t quite reach the heights expected upon it. It’s worth noting that Greenland is now streaming on Amazon Prime Video.

Rating: 1.5 out of 5.
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