Tag Archives: Drama

First Man: Fly Me to the Moon

THE MOST DANGEROUS MISSION IN HISTORY.  He broke through with a fierce drama about a young man with an exceptional musical talent. He followed it up with a masterful musical. And now he continues to impress with an ambitious film about Neil Armstrong and the mission to put a man on the moon. Damien Chazelle … Continue reading First Man: Fly Me to the Moon

BlacKkKlansman: Joining Trump’s “Good People”

INFILTRATE HATE.  One year after the white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, that ended with a murdered counter-protester, this film had its U.S. premiere. Taking place largely in the 1970s, Spike Lee’s most powerful movie in twenty years draws clear connections to present days, showing how the threat of racism simply won’t disappear. One of … Continue reading BlacKkKlansman: Joining Trump’s “Good People”

The Southerner: Soil of Sorrows

In 1940, when the Germans invaded his country, famous French filmmaker Jean Renoir fled to the United States. He found work in Hollywood, but his movies were not among his greatest, including the anti-Nazi drama This Land is Mine (1943). The most acclaimed example from his Hollywood years remains The Southerner, which has also been … Continue reading The Southerner: Soil of Sorrows

Book Club

THE NEXT CHAPTER IS ALWAYS THE BEST. Four friends (Diane Keaton, Jane Fonda, Candice Bergen, Mary Steenburgen) have had a book club for the past 30 years, but the latest literary choice, ”Fifty Shades of Grey”, turns their lives upside down. A romantic comedy for mature audiences in the vein of Nancy Meyers, complete with … Continue reading Book Club

Parenthood

IT COULD HAPPEN TO YOU.  One of the director’s most beloved films is a drama-comedy that feels genuine and relevant precisely because it was conceived by him and the writing duo who all poured their combined rich experiences of being parents into the script. The conflicts that the Buckman family are going through feel believable … Continue reading Parenthood