Tag: Drama

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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 …

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Time for a Reel STRONGER review

Stronger review

For the second time this year, we’re seeing a biopic that is based a terrorist bombing during the Boston Marathon in 2013. CBS Films was first out of the gate with Patriots Day. Even though it earned better than average reviews from audiences and fans alike, the drama struggled in the box office to pull …

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Time for a Reel THE ONLY LIVING BOY IN NEW YORK review

The Only Living Boy in New York review

As the summer winds down, so does the glitz, glamour and ridiculous budget-hungry films. We’re in that stretch of simple practical movies built on plot and performance. Director Marc Webb gives us his second offering of the year (Gifted (2017) was released in April) that is completely devoid of mind numbing special effects. Unlike his …

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Time for a Reel PATTI CAKE$ review

Patti Cake$ review

Talk about not knowing what to expect with latest release from Fox Searchlight Pictures release which is just now expanding to theaters nationwide. If you’ve seen the trailer for this very under-hyped drama, you probably were influenced in either a positive or negative way as far as wanting to see this movie. I the next …

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Time for a Reel GOOD TIME review

Good Time review

One of the hardest things to overcome as an actor is being typecast, even when whatever has been attached to your name may possibly be the biggest success of someone’s career. This can be even more frustrating for younger actors. Why? Because as proud artists, these individuals want to keep redefining themselves while trying to …

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Time for a Reel LOGAN LUCKY review

Logan Lucky review

Steven Soderbergh had one cheek firmly planted on the seat of retirement when the temptation of a “no frills” Ocean’s Eleven-esque type script made its way into his hands. Rather than riding off into a comfortable and successful end to his directing career, Soderbergh had that familiar urge to take a lap around the action …

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Time for a Reel THE GLASS CASTLE review

The Glass Castle review

For those that do not know, The Glass Castle was first a memoir published in 2005 by Jeannette Walls, who lived through these events that were adapted in a feature length movie. Destin Daniel Cretton (Short Term 12 (2013)) has been tasked to direct as well as assist in the screenplay of this adaptation. Cretton …

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Time for a Reel A GHOST STORY review

A Ghost Story review

In the name of full disclosure, I need to fess up to the fact that I did not know exactly what A Ghost Story was supposed to be all about. The title seems pretty straight forward. Okay, cool. Two talented actors are attached to co-lead this project, Oscar nominatee Rooney Mara and Oscar winner Casey …

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Time for a Reel DUNKIRK review

Dunkirk review

Christopher Nolan has been quite the polarizing director over the last almost two decades. Since the turn of the millennia, Nolan has directed eight movies and each of those have gone on to be well received by both the critics and fans alike. One common trait that we’ve experienced from the majority of those films …