Tag Archives: drama

Blood Cells – Review (Spoiler Free)

This art-house road movie is engaging and arresting but it lacks a vital emotional punch… Blood Cells tells the story of a man (Barry Ward) who has been living a half life since running away from his family ten years ago. He keeps many relationships but doesn’t commit to them, instead he wanders from place to place […]

The Unearthing – Review (Spoiler Free)

This sixteen year old director proves to be surprisingly competent with his first feature… It isn’t every day that a teenage filmmaker makes contact with you and asks for a review of their new film. Tristan James Jensen was sixteen years old when he made The Unearthing and I give him a huge amount of credit for […]

All About My Mother – Review (Spoiler Free)

All About My Mother is a film that’s chock full of fantastic performances from a cast that includes Cecilia Roth, Penélope Cruz, Antonia San Juan, and Marisa Paredes. Writer and Director Pedro Almodóvar weaves a story that’s not afraid to tackle difficult subject matters such as AIDS,  transgenderism, and death, and he does so confidently […]

Atonement – Review (Spoiler Free)

Before I get to the reasons why I dislike this film, I shall start by saying that the performances across the board are all great. Keira Knightley plays Cecilia and gives what’s possibly her all-time best performance here, James McAvoy plays her lover, Robbie, and also does a good job, and then Saoirse Ronan plays […]