Posts Tagged dramatic

Middle of Nowhere

TIFF ’12: Middle of Nowhere

Thursday, September 13, 2012 No Comments

They say that eyes speak more than lips can, but, at a certain point, eyes can’t convey why the main character’s husband is in jail, or why her relationship with her mother is so precarious, or who that fellow is who ends up with her sister. There were just too many unexplicated characters and relationships, […]

Everything Must Go

Everything Must Go

Thursday, October 27, 2011 No Comments

Stripping a man of everything he has except for some scattered items on a patch of grass is a very enticing way to set a dramatic movie in motion. But being an initial blow with such potential, the subsequent scenes must be able to keep that momentum alive. Unfortunately, Everything Must Go was not able […]


The Help

Monday, August 15, 2011 No Comments

Period pieces are an interesting type of film, requiring the environments, actors and even the attitudes to appear as they did back in the day. While I can’t confirm the accuracy of The Help, the story of three women who compile a book of stories recalled by black housekeepers to expose ingrained racism in Jackson, […]

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Bright Star

Friday, March 5, 2010 No Comments

Bright Star, the biopic of John Keats’ romantic life, was a dramatic love story behind a veil of artful design. The almost two-century-old backdrop was beautiful, the costumes were spot-on, and the acting was potent. However, while not a major gripe, the movie followed a much slower pace than necessary. It may also be wise […]