Tag Archives: Drama

MAN DOWN (2015)

“Man Down” 2015 – Shia LeBeouf, Kate Mara, Jai Courtney and Gary Oldman Directed by: Dito Montiel Our take: Some actors are known for more than acting such as drug problems, amorous conquests, tirades and bizarre behavior. Once such actor may be Shia LeBeouf and the wife and I don’t normally watch movies with actors […]


“Hidden Figures” 2016 – Taraji P. Henson, Octavia Spencer, Janelle Monet, Kevin Costner, Mahershala Ali, Jim Parsons and Kirsten Dunst Directed by: Theodore Melfi Our take: Friday night, the kids asnooze in their beds, we rub our hands maniacally at the prospect of a movie to watch. Horror? Drama? Action? Hidden Figures? (Sure, why not, […]


“Brimstone” 2016 – Dakota Fanning, Guy Pearce and Carice van Houten Directed by: Martin Koolhoven Husband’s take: The wife and I rarely disagree on whether or not we liked a movie but when we do it is apt to be quite the shootout at the Hell-No Corral. Brimstone brought us to just such a raucous […]

LION (2016)

“Lion” 2016 – Dev Patel, Nicole Kidman and Rooney Mara. Poster credit: imdb.com Directed by: Garth Davis Our take: Watch It! Being parents makes watching any movie where children suffer well-nigh impossible. We would prefer to move on to any other movie that is pure fiction. We don’t know how everybody else feels but we […]

DENIAL (2016)

“Denial” 2016 – Rachel Weisz, Timothy Spall and Tom Wilkinson. Poster credit: imdb.com Directed by: Mick Jackson Our take: Movies about the Holocaust can be unnerving and difficult to watch, the brutality, the death and the bleak circumstances never become normal no matter how many times we see a movie on the subject. Denial however […]


“Owning Mahowny” 2003 – Philip Seymour Hoffman, Minnie Driver and John Hurt. Poster credit: imdb.com Directed by: Richard Kwietniowski Our take: The “way-back” machine suffered a malfunction and teleported us to 2003 after our brief stop for Tyrannosaur. As long as we were waiting for repairs the wife decided to stop in on the late […]

Tyrannosaur (2011)

“Tyrannosaur” 2011 – Peter Mullan, Olivia Colman and Eddie Marsan. Poster credits: imdb.com Directed by: Paddy Considine Our take: Every now and again, be it from boredom or a self-indulgent sense of adventure, the wife and I will step into the “way-back machine” and see a movie from a few years past. This week’s unscheduled […]

JOY (2015)

“Joy” 2015 – Jennifer Lawrence, Bradley Cooper, Robert De Niro, Isabella Rossellini, Edgar Ramirez and Virginia Madsen. Poster credit: imdb.com Directed by: David O. Russell Our take: “Joy” has a hefty cast and for those dazzled by star power this movie’s cast has dazzle aplenty. Jennifer Lawrence (The Hunger Games, Silver Linings Playbook), Bradley Cooper […]

THE DUEL (2016)

“The Duel” 2016 – Liam Hemsworth, Woody Harrelson and Alice Braga Poster credit: imdb.com Directed by: Kieran Darcy-Smith Our take: Finally we get to see a “he-man’s” movie (not that I know anything about being a he-man) The Duel is a western built around the “Helena duel” an honor challenge purported to have been spawned […]


“Fathers and Daughters” 2015 – Amanda Seyfried, Russell Crowe and Aaron Paul. Poster credit: imdb.com Directed by: Gabriele Muccino Our take: Amanda Seyfried (Ted 2, Lovelace) is Social Worker wrestling with the familial events in her life and her father (Russell Crowe, Noah, The Water Diviner) who is working against himself and his waning career […]