Movie Category: Drama

Jojo Rabbit 0

Jojo Rabbit

What a great little film! Although it’s pretty easy to see why it sat on top of a screenplay blacklist for years (getting made only when Taika Waititi became one of the hottest properties...

Spencer 0

Spencer

The main things I took from this were: being impressed at how Timothy Spall was able to keep his facial expression looking exactly like a dog’s anus for the whole film, thinking that Diana’s...

Munich: The Edge of War 0

Munich: The Edge of War

Bit of intense war drama here: and definitely not a PR piece for the allies, with Jeremy Irons’s Chamberlain coming across as something of a tit.  Some nice stuff about adolescent bonding overcoming contemporary...

The Tender Bar 0

The Tender Bar

Christ, I don’t even remember watching this. Vaguely recall something with Affleck in it, playing a troubled-yet-serious-regretful-type. Hey ho, that’s the downside of leaving a few months between watching average films and writing about...

The Unforgivable 0

The Unforgivable

Quality bit of acting from Sandra Bullock in this one – you want to empathise with her, whilst at the same time being wholly unable to relate to her situation (unusual, as it is). ...

Don’t Look Up 0

Don’t Look Up

The film that everyone’s calling “the most insightful bit of satire in years”, and which the critics are complaining about – I think it was just excellent.  Some great performances by A-listers in non-blockbuster...

The Professor and the Madman 0

The Professor and the Madman

Not that I’m hugely clued in on Hollywood these days, but I wondered how I’d never heard of this given the people involved – but it turns out it’s one of those where they...

Spotlight 0

Spotlight

Does Mark Ruffalo ONLY act in films about uncovering large conspiracies? This one’s about systemic child abuse by the Catholic church, along with the institutional coverup orchestrated by its hierarchy – Australians would no...

Big Night 0

Big Night

I’ll be honest – I don’t think I “got” this.  I was attracted by the names… Stanley Tucci and Tony Shalhoub make for an attention-grabbing casting, for sure. Throw in Alison Janney, and it...

Run Hide Fight 0

Run Hide Fight

No idea how we stumbled on this one – must’ve been streaming-service promotion?  Active shooter situation in a US high school, centred around a plucky underdog heroine.  It’s interesting that the “school siege” scenario’s...