Tag Archives: Drama

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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News of the World (2020) – Review

After a young girl is taken by the Kiowa people many years ago, Captain Kidd (Tom Hanks), a war veteran that now drifts from town to town as a non-fiction storyteller, is tasked with returning her to distant biological relatives that are based over two-hundred miles away. The pair then enlist on the treacherous journey, filled with grave dangers, while also searching for a place that either can call home. News of the World was released originally in December 2020, but this past weekend hit our Netflix screens.

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

A couple going through the early stages of divorce, but still living together in the same accommodation in Moscow, must team up together and put their hatred for each other aside, when their only son disappears suddenly after overhearing and witnessing their deteriorating relationship over time. Are the pair too late to find him or is this much more than just a case of a runaway child? This Russian drama may not be the most exciting release of 2017 but it’s worth of a watch.

Rating: 3 out of 5.
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Blow (2001) – Review

This is based on the story of George Jung (Johnny Depp), a man that quickly builds a reputation within the drug trade world to rise up and work alongside the Mexican cartel, to establish a thriving cocaine market in the United States. George must do his best to evade the authorities, thus avoiding jail time, along with providing for his family and proving his worth without disappointing anyone around him. A superb movie that is currently streaming on Netflix and one that soon celebrates its twentieth year since being released in 2001.

Rating: 4.5 out of 5.
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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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