dark        

 
 

#Drama

FRONT PAGE


 photo

Atlanta renewed for Season 3

Atlanta has been renewed for another season, and I can breathe a sigh of relief. On Thursday, FX ordered another season of the two-time Emmy winning show that has been making waves on cable television. Atlanta, born from the always captivat...

 
 
 photo

Jim Carrey returns to TV in first trailer for Kidding

For the first time in over two decades, Jim Carrey will be returning to TV as a series regular in the upcoming Showtime series Kidding. It feels like it's been about as many years since I've been excited to see him in something, too. No, t...

 
 
 
 photo

Bleeding Steel trailer has Jackie Chan fighting the Nemesis

Jackie Chan has greyed. He's gotten older, and because of that, he's dipped from the limelight. Holder of the Guinness World Record for most stunts performed by a living actor, he's more than earned his rest. But, in this time where geriat...

 
 
 photo

Review: Atlanta Robbin' Season

Back in 2016, there were two shows on television that had my vested interest; Westworld and Atlanta. Westworld, as I’m sure you know, is about enslaved androids that look behave and feel just as humans do. It’s a science-fiction...

 
 
 photo

Review: Disobedience

Director Sebastian Lelio has developed a reputation as an arthouse director. To you, this means there's a good chance you've not seen his films. They're not blockbuster releases. They're not precisely mainstream. They're not really under ap...

 
 
 photo

Tribeca Review: Back Roads

It can be tough to watch a movie that deals with difficult subjects. If you're watching a movie where a character's life spirals out of control due to alcoholism, it can be incredibly hard to sit through if you've struggled with alcoholism ...

 
 
 photo

Review: Acrimony

I hate to say it, but the trailer and poster for Acrimony tricked me into thinking it might be better than it is. Congratulations, Tyler Perry marketing team. I’m going to attempt to untangle what exactly the point of Acrimony ...

 
 
 photo

Review: Best F(r)iends (Volume 1)

This is a hard movie to review. It isn’t ‘good’, but I loved it. If you’re a fan of The Room, it retains that film’s oddball charm without it feeling forced. It barely makes sense and its slow pacing makes me w...

 
 
 photo

Y: The Last Man pilot ordered for FX

After languishing around for almost a decade, the popular comic Y: The Last Man might finally be getting the adaptation that has eluded it for years. On Thursday FX placed an order for a pilot based off of the popular comic by Brian K. Vaug...

 
 
 photo

Ethan Hawke is a reverend on the brink in First Reformed

Crisis of faith movies are a bit of a common thing in cinema, so initially when I saw that Ethan Hawke was going to play a reverend coming to grips with his beliefs I was ready to write it off, but then when I saw that Paul Schrader was wri...

 
 
 photo

See Midnight Sun early and free

The plot description for Midnight Sun has the word tear-jerker in it, so I think you know what you're getting here. A young adult romance full of challenges and possible death, its in line with a spate of these kinds of films that have...

 
 
 
 photo

SXSW Review: Wobble Palace

Wobble Palace, as you may guess if you know director Eugene Kotlyarenko's other work, is a bit uncomfortable, a bit weird, and insanely satirical. It's almost fantastical in its presentation and yet simultaneously grounded in a harsh realty...

 
 
 photo

Review: November

Imagine if you will a rotating wheel formed of wood and axes with a steam-breathing cow skull filling its center. In stuttering animation, this contraption rolls across a hill to a shed where a cow is chained. The contraption uses its ax-le...

 
 
 photo

TIFF buzzed Outside In gets LA/NY release date

Newest film from director/writer Lynn Shelton (Your Sister’s Sister, Laggies) Outside In, starring Jay Duplass and Edie Falco, releases in Los Angeles and New York on March 30th and on all digital platforms April 3rd.   Out...

 
 
 photo

Universal's Extinction resurrected at Netflix

Universal’s sci-fi horror thriller Extinction was supposed to hit theaters on January 26th of this year, but was inexplicably dropped from their release schedule 2 months before it was set to debut. Today Netflix announced they had ac...

 
 
 photo

Review: Fifty Shades Freed

Fifty Shades Freed is the final chapter in a franchise that has been solemnly focused on one thing. No, not the bondage or the S&M, though those do play a crucial role in dressing up (or stripping down) the focal-point of this series. R...

 
 
 photo

Review: Before We Vanish

If you were to ask me years ago what I thought about modern day science fiction movies I could have gone on at length about how the genre that once made us look in on ourselves and think about who we are as a person had given up on telli...

 
 
 photo

Review: The End of the F**cking World

An adaptation of the 2013 graphic novel by Charles Forsman, The End of the F**king World is an early 2018 drop for Netflix aimed to cash in on the troubled teen variety of television series' success. Maybe it's done in a slightly diffe...

 
 
 photo

Review: All the Money in the World

All the Money in the World was originally getting a lot of press for being an Oscar contender. With Ridley Scott directing and a reportedly fantastic performance from child molester Kevin Spacey, the film was set to start showing up in...

 
 
 photo

Review: Three Billboards Outside Ebbing Missouri

Movies have long been a means by which the stories of generations have been told. Taxi Driver showed the world just what the horrors of war and a crime-riddled town will do to the soul of man. Dr. Strangelove took the looming threat of nucl...

 
 
 photo

Review: Murder on the Orient Express

Adaptions are tricky. Any work that is remade will inevitably draw comparison from versions that came before, whether positive or negative. Differences in direction, photography, acting, theming and execution are felt immediately by anyone ...

 
 
 
 photo

Review: Last Flag Flying

Richard Linklater's movies tend to work best when they feel like hanging out. There's a breeziness to the language as people walk, talk, and spend time with one another that resembles genuine conversation. The Before trilogy best exemplifie...

 
 
 photo

Review: Lady Bird

Greta Gerwig's Lady Bird reminded me of my own experiences growing up. When a coming-of-age movie works, I'm bound to say that, and Lady Bird is one that works so well. Or, as they say in Northern California, hella good. Given, Lady Bi...

 
 
 photo

Review: Suburbicon

It's frustrating to watch someone or something you know that has the potential to be stellar falter under the stress of itself. You see it a lot in American television where they milk as much out of a series until it is nothing but a wit...

 
 
 photo

Review: Wonderstruck

Watching Todd Haynes' Wonderstruck is like watching a juggler who can't quite find the right rhythm. Parallel narratives unfold 50 years apart (one in 1977 and one in 1927), but it takes 20 minutes before the cross-cutting finds a proper fl...

 
 
 photo

Review: The Meyerowitz Stories (New and Selected)

All happy families are the same; each unhappy family is only sort of the same, and will eventually wind up in their own movie or book. Take the Meyerowitzes in Noah Baumbach's latest movie. This sophisticated clan of New Yorkers reminded of...

 
 
 photo

Review: Battle of the Sexes

I'm a sucker for period pieces they serve as one of the best ways for a history buff like myself to sink into the feeling and setting of pivotal moments in history. They also serve as great high water marks to see how far we've come since ...

 
 
 photo

John Travolta plays another John in the new Gotti trailer

Ever since seeing John Travolta in 2016's American Crime Story: the People vs. OJ Simpson as celebrity attorney Robert Shapiro I've been aching to see more of him as morally ambiguous characters. Well I don't have to look much further than ...

 
 
 photo

Review: Preacher (Season 2)

When AMC announced that they were going to be working with Seth Rogen and Sam Catlin to adapt the beloved 90's comic Preacher a lot of people started wondering whether or not the cable network could pull it off. Fan fears were rightfully wa...

 
 
 photo

Ridley Scott's All the Money in the World gets first trailer

The kidnapping of John Paul Getty III has somewhat faded into the annals of history, but when it happened is was probably the biggest story in the world. The kidnapping was obviously major news, but Getty's grandfather, at the time th...

 
 
 photo

Palme D'Or winning The Square coming to theaters October 27th

It is unfortunate that over here in America we rarely get to see entrants in the Cannes Film Festival in theaters outside of the yearly American entries and if we're lucky the Palme D'Or or Un Certain Regard winners. I guess this year we ca...

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 




Reviews   filter by...

Incredibles 2"Jack Jack, baby."

 

Tag"The Hawkeye movie you never knew you wanted"

 

Jurassic Games"The most important dinosaur movie coming out this month"

 

American Animals"Can't decide if it wants to be true or a story"

 

Won't You Be My Neighbor?"You will always find people who are helping"

 

Ocean's 8"Not that great"

 

Hotel Artemis"Plenty of vacancy"

 

Hereditary"Bad genes"

 

Nancy"The tension of wanting other people to like you"

 

The Night of the Virgin"A semen and menstrual blood cocktail"

 

Solo: A Star Wars Story"Han "MacGuffin" Solo"

 

Fahrenheit 451"Flame on!"

 

Deadpool 2"Doubles down on everything, for the better"

 

Atlanta Robbin' Season"Televisions most underrated show knocks it out of the park, again"

 

Terminal"So shines a good deed in a naughty world"

 

Batman Ninja"Japan <3 Batman"

 

Cartel 2045"Muy mal"

 

Tribeca Slut in a Good Way"Sex and toys, but not in that way"

 

Tribeca Braid"Friends till the end"

 

Disobedience"Thankfully, not another 50 Shades soft BDSM"

 

Avengers: Infinity War"This is not going to go the way you think"

 

Downrange"Dead in its tracks"

 

Tribeca Back Roads"Child Abuse: The Movie"

 
 
 
 
NEXT