Tag Archives: Drama

Lord of War (2005) – Review

After moving from Odessa (Ukraine) to New York (United States), Yuri Orlov (Nicholas Cage) decides to become an illegal international arms dealer, alongside his younger brother Vitaly (Jared Leto). Supplying an ungodly amount of weaponry to disturbed and deprived areas of the world, Yuri quickly becomes a multi-millionaire before marrying and seemingly creating the perfect life, all while being hunted down by a large group of federal agents, spearheaded by Jack Valentine (Ethan Hawke). Based on real events, Lord of War manages to give the viewer a brilliantly realistic view of what goes on behind closed doors when it comes to arms dealing.

Rating: 5 out of 5.
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Pieces of a Woman (2020) – Review

A young couple, Martha (Vanessa Kirby) and Sean (Shia LaBeouf), opt for a home birth, but quickly find themselves in an incomprehensibly tragic situation when their new-born baby suddenly dies. After this, the pair begin to delve into a deep state of mourning and depression, which lasts over the coming months, thus not only testing their own relationship, but their relationship with friends and family around them too. A deeply upsetting and shockingly raw film that has just been released on Netflix.

Rating: 4 out of 5.
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Wind River (2017) – Review

After Cory Lambert (Jeremy Renner), a skilled hunter, finds the dead body of a local native American girl out in the middle of the cold, harsh terrain of the Wyoming wildlife, the town enlists the help of an FBI agent to try and uncover the truth behind what seems to be a mysterious cold blooded murder. Haunted by his past, Cory prioritises solving this mystery in hopes of fighting his own struggles from the past. A fascinating thriller set against the beautiful backdrop that is Fremont County, Wyoming.

Rating: 3.5 out of 5.
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The Killer Inside Me (2010) – Review

After becoming besotted with a prostitute living in a rural area of the county, a West Texas Deputy Sheriff named Lou Ford (Casey Affleck), is slowly unmasked as a psychotic and extremely dangerous killer in the mid 1950’s. Keen on plotting revenge for the death of his much loved step-brother, he uses the people around him to ultimately murder the son of Chester Conway (Ned Beatty), the town’s wealthy and well-known king of construction. A fascinating and thought-provoking murder mystery film that is certainly worth a watch.

Rating: 3 out of 5.
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Arkansas (2020) – Review

Living under the strict orders of an Arkansas drug kingpin named Frog (Vince Vaughn), both Kyle (Liam Hemsworth) and Swin (Clark Duke), form an unlikely bond before getting involved in a deal that goes dreadfully wrong. The duo must then do their best to keep the situation under control, but unfortunately the chaos begins to snowball, leading to more deadly consequences. A surprisingly exciting thriller that has just started streaming on Netflix.

Rating: 4.5 out of 5.
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His House (2020) – Review

A married couple from war-torn South Sudan, Bol Majur (Sope Dirisu) and Rial Majur (Wunmi Mosaku), manage to escape the dangerous life they once led, only to find themselves struggling to adapt to their new beginning in England. When the pair gain access to their new accommodation, there seems to be some evil lurking beneath the surface that rears its ugly head and begins to taunt the two refugees. A new horror based drama that has just been added to Netflix.

Rating: 4 out of 5.
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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.
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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.
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