Tag: Drama

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Time for a Reel THE COMMUTER review

The Commuter review

Liam Neeson’s career, what can you say? One thing that you can say is that he often finds himself in danger. Thankfully he always has a particular set of skills to solve the problem at hand. Even though his life or death challenges are becoming increasingly unfathomable, Neeson seems beat the odds both on the …

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Time for a Reel THE SHAPE OF WATER review

The Shape of Water review

Guillermo del Toro has always kept viewers guessing. From one movie to the next, you never know what you’re going to get with him. Pan’s Labyrinth (2006) is widely seen as his best work so far. Not everyone can get behind his unique visions but 2017 might prove to be different. Could The Shape of …

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Time for a Reel LAST FLAG FLYING review

Last Flag Flying review

Everybody Wants Some!! (2016), Boyhood (2014), School of Rock (2003) and Dazed and Confused (1993 – all critically acclaimed movies by director Richard Linklater. With the exception of Boyhood, Linklater relies heavily on comedy to help tell his stories and that strategy has been very successful thus far. Now he’s working with arguably his most …

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Time for a Reel THE MAN WHO INVENTED CHRISTMAS review

The Man Who Invented Christmas

Did you know that the famed novella, A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens, is actually a shortened version of its original title? A Christmas Carol in Prose, Being a Ghost-Story of Christmas was the original title published in December of 1843. That’s more of a synopsis than a title. And in a similar fashion, at …

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Time for a Reel THREE BILLBOARDS OUTSIDE EBBING, MISSOURI review

Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

Let’s start with this. Have you watched the trailer for Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri yet? You’ll see a familiar dry sarcastic humor that director, writer Martin McDonagh included in his first two movies. In Bruges (2008) and Seven Psychopaths (2012) were both pleasant surprises filled with comedy, violence and overall solid plots. Intriguing characters …

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Time for a Reel MURDER ON THE ORIENT EXPRESS review

Murder on the Orient Express review

Renowned author Agatha Christie has been celebrated as the world’s best-selling author of all time. Most of her works were of the detective novel variety with fictional detective Hercule Poirot at the center of many of these intriguing stories. Of all of her novels (66 to be exact), Murder on the Orient Express which was …

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Time for a Reel SUBURBICON review

Suburbicon review

When it comes to the Coen Brothers, guessing whether or not their works will be successful is about as unpredictable as their plots. Gauging their box office impact, Joel and Ethan Coen have had their highs (True Grit (2010)) and they’ve certainly had their lows (Intolerable Cruelty (2003)). While many mainstream critics fawn over the …

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Time for a Reel THE FLORIDA PROJECT review

The Florida Project review

Sean Baker is the writer/director/producer for The Florida Project and is eager to showcase his talents with this low budget independent drama. This is where his career currently lives and there’s nothing wrong with that. Starlet (2012) and Tangerine (2015) were both done on micro-budgets but each was well received by audiences. One thing you’ll …

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Time for a Reel THE SNOWMAN review

The Snowman review

Jo Nesbø is a best selling Norwegian author who has written more than 20 novels to date. By far, his most successful works are his Harry Hole novels. At first glance, Michael Fassbender looks to be a great casting choice for the tough detective, but as we did deeper into this complex character, will Fassbender …

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Time for a Reel ONLY THE BRAVE review

Only the Brave review

The Prescott Fire Department was founded in 1885, in fact it is the oldest fire department in the entire state of Arizona. In 2008, the men of this particular crew achieved a rare distinction. The department was granted the distinguished honor of doing something no one before them had done, they became the first Type …