Category Archives: Drama

The Leopard (1963)

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The Leopard

“One of the most gorgeous movie ever made, Visconti’s THE LEOPARD is a cinematic sinfonia concertante for us to bliss out.”

[Film Review] The Leopard (1963) (Redacted after a second viewing)
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Review of Visconti’s ‘Rocco and His Brothers’

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ROCCO and HIS BROTHERS FULL MOVIE

Among other things,  Rocco & His Brothers is the story of a face. Not the face you see above, which a woman’s decorated hand is reaching to caress. That face belongs to Spiro Focas, cast as Vincenzo Parondi. Vincenzo’s visage, along with the rest of him, has already settled into lifelong complacency when the rest […]

Review of Visconti’s ‘Rocco and His Brothers’
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Raging Bull

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In 1978, a year after “New York, New York” bombed at the box office, falling into deep depression, Martin “Marty” Scorsese nearly died from a fatal drug overdose. His pal, Robert “Bobby” De Niro convinced him to get himself into rehab so they can team-up to adapt Jake La Motta’s autobiographical book titled, “Raging Bull: […]

Raging Bull
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Requiem For A Dream

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In 1978, the year John Carpenter’s “Halloween” came out, Hubert Shelby Jr. (Last Exit to Brooklyn) published a novel titled, “Requiem for a Dream.” It’s about four individuals who succumb to drug addiction as each of them try to achieve a specific goal. Fresh from his directorial debut “Pi,” Darren Aronofsky (The Wrestler, Black Swan) […]

Requiem For A Dream
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Review: Good Luck to You, Leo Grande

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GOOD LUCK TO YOU, LEO GRANDE | Official Trailer | Searchlight Pictures

By John Corrado ★★★ (out of 4) Nancy Stokes (Emma Thompson) is a retired religious ethics teacher in her fifties who hires a male escort named Leo Grande (Daryl McCormack) for a series of sexual encounters in a hotel room, in the Sundance drama Good Luck to You, Leo Grande. Nancy’s husband, the only man […]

Review: Good Luck to You, Leo Grande
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Film Review – Spiderhead (2022)

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Spiderhead | Chris Hemsworth | Official Trailer | Netflix

Title – Spiderhead (2022)  Director – Joseph Kosinski (Top Gun: Maverick)  Cast – Chris Hemsworth, Miles Teller, Jurnee Smollett Plot – Set in the near future where prisoners like Jeff (Teller) are given the opportunity for a different type of incarceration in a medical research facility operated by the mysterious Steve Abnesti (Hemsworth) who is looking […]

Film – Spiderhead (2022)
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Mass (2021)

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MASS | Official Trailer | Bleecker Street

We live in a world that is very often mired in tragedy, one in which there is often a concerted effort from certain people to hurt each other, whether it be through war or individual attacks. Since the dawn of time, artists have been using their craft to tell stories of the human condition, which […]

Mass (2021)
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SERIES REVIEW Bosch Legacy (S1)

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Bosch: Legacy – Official Trailer | Prime Video

«Legacy matters. How you live your life, what you leave behind» – Bosch What a weird journey this series has had to reach our screens. After seven seasons of the critically-acclaimed original show Bosch, Amazon saw fit to shutter the title for reasons best known to itself. The follow-up show – Bosch: Legacy – was […]

SERIES REVIEW Bosch Legacy (S1)
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The Worst Person in the World Review

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THE WORST PERSON IN THE WORLD | Official Trailer | Exclusively on MUBI

Given that we have just had the Oscars there are still other films that were nominated that I have wanted to see. In particular, the only film that I saw nominated in the Best International Film category was Flee. So when the chance came up to see The Worst Person in the World in the […]

The Worst Person in the World Review
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“The Northman” Puts Violent Revenge Front And Center

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THE NORTHMAN – Official Trailer

From visionary director Robert Eggers comes “The Northman,” an action-filled epic that follows a young Viking prince on his quest to avenge his father’s murder.

4K Ultra HD Review: “The Northman” Puts Violent Revenge Front And Center
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A Kiwi Comedy in (Intentional) Gibberish — “Nude Tuesday”

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Nude Tuesday – Official Trailer

“Nude Tuesday” is a a deadpan, daft and serious off-center comedy from The Other Land Under, New Zealand. No, it’s not their first. The presence of Jemaine Clement in the cast reminds us of that. But this screwball/screws-loose “Couples Retreat” farce plays around with a prejudice foreign film fans have had since the movies learned […]

Movie Review: A Kiwi Comedy in (Intentional) Gibberish — “Nude Tuesday”
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Apple+ TV drops first trailer for Black Bird

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Black Bird — Official Trailer | Apple TV+

As we mentioned in our review of Shining Girls, Apple+ TV is the one streaming service that really is producing some excellent, complex drama with real depth at the moment. Now it has revealed the first trailer for Black Bird – a six-part series created by celebrated crime novelist Dennis Lehane. And yes, we’re excited. […]

Apple+ TV drops first trailer for Black Bird
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Men Review

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Men | Official Trailer HD | Starring Jessie Buckley and Rory Kinnear

Director: Alex Garland Writer: Alex Garland Starring: Jessie Buckley, Rory Kinnear, Paapa Essiedu From its provocative title that’s as blunt as it is impishly obscure, bait for debate and controversy and much online brouhaha, down to its final twenty minutes that goes full Cronenberg as a handful of its most cogent notions finally gain some […]

Men Review
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First Glance: “Hustle”

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Hustle starring Adam Sandler | Official Trailer | Netflix

I hate to say it, but I’ve reached the point where whenever I hear “Adam Sandler” and “new movie” together I brace myself for the worst. It’s a reaction I think the always likable actor has earned. I can’t remember his last movie that I really liked (yes, that includes “Uncut Gems”). But his lucrative […]

First Glance: “Hustle”
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Top Gun Maverick Review

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Skydance | Top Gun: Maverick | New Official Trailer (2022)

As the sun rises and the planes start to rev their engines, the opening salvo of summer blockbuster entertainment is launched with Top Gun Maverick. I felt I had to fasten my seatbelt as soon as the opening sequence began. Thirty-six years in the making, Tom Cruise is back as Captain Pete ‘Maverick’ Mitchell. Cruise’s […]

Top Gun Maverick Review
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REVIEW: Ozark – Season Four, Part One (2022)

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Ozark: Season 4 | Part 1 Trailer | Netflix

All seven episodes of Ozark: Season Four, Part One are available now on Netflix. Nowadays, fourteen years (or so) after the release of the iconic AMC crime thriller series Breaking Bad, there have been many shows and showrunners that have tried to ape its style or tone. But I think one of the better comparisons […]

REVIEW: Ozark – Season Four, Part One (2022)
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HBO Introduces Game of Thrones Prequel “House of the Dragon” in First Teaser: Watch

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House of the Dragon | Official Teaser Trailer | HBO Max

HBO has revealed the first teaser trailer for House of the Dragon, its upcoming Game of Thrones prequel series. The 10-episode first season will premiere Sunday, August 21st on HBO and will be available to stream on HBO Max. Watch the teaser trailer below. Taking inspiration from George R.R. Martin’s…Please click the link below to…

HBO Introduces Game of Thrones Prequel House of the Dragon in First Teaser: Watch

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Our Ladies (2019)

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Our Ladies – Official Trailer 

Girls will be girls… Five Catholic Scottish teenage schoolgirls from Fort William take a school trip to Edinburgh for a choir competition but are more interested in bars, shopping and men.

FILMS… Our Ladies (2019)

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‘Better Call Saul’: Michael Mando Dealt with Sandstorms and Lightning While Filming Nacho’s Big Scene

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Gene Takovic’s Story | Better Call Saul

The last thing Michael Mando filmed on “Better Call Saul” was Nacho’s hideout in the oil tanker. As his character is hiding from people on his tail who wish him dead, Mando had to submerge himself…

‘Better Call Saul’: Michael Mando Dealt with Sandstorms and Lightning While Filming Nacho’s Big Scene

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“The Northman”

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THE NORTHMAN – Official Trailer 2

Have writer/ director Robert Eggers come out with a new film of any genre, and it will no doubt be on us film nerds’ most anticipated list of the year just from hearing the news instantly. Over the past few years, he’s been popular with his touch of what most have identified as “elevated horror.” […]

‘The Northman’- Movie Review: Robert Eggers’ Best Film Yet

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