Category: drama

Downsizing [2017] ★★

Whether he’s teaching us a wine lesson in “Sideways” or simply taking us on a road trip with a father and his son in “Nebraska”, director Alexander Payne has managed to put a personal stamp on everything he does. I didn’t love his newest film, “Downsizing”, and come […]

The Post [2017] ★★★

Steven Spielberg’s ode to journalism and freedom of speech comes at a time where these values are being questioned in our own country, which makes it all the more worth recommending. From a cinematic point of view, “The Post” is being compared to “All The President’s Men” and […]

Lady Bird [2017] ★★★½

 Coming-of-age movies have been around since forever, hitting their peak in the 1980’s with such movies as “Breakfast Club” and “Fast Times at Ridgemont High”. Even Richard Linklater’s masterful “Boyhood” explored that part of adolescence with a keen eye for detail. Is there room for more? The answer […]

Breathe [2017] ★★★

 Andrew Garfield is superb in “Breathe”, completely immersing himself in the role of Robin Cavendish, a British army captain who was taken ill with polio and given just months to live. His wife (played by Claire Foy of “The Crown”), can’t accept it. How could she? Refusing to give […]

Wonder [2017] ★★★

Want to see a movie that will put you in a good mood, even long after the credits start rolling? “Wonder” is the movie for you. This is the kind of film that gives feel-good stories a good name. I honestly can’t see how anyone could pick a […]