Category: Drama

Dog Eat Dog (2016)

Dog Eat Dog (2016)
Troy (Nicolas Cage) is the snaky, charming mastermind behind the Holy Trinity of ex-cons which includes the aforementioned Mad Dog and the burly Diesel (Christopher Matthew Cook). After performing a series of small-money scams, which they pull off by the barely competent skins of their wobbly teeth… Continue reading “Dog Eat Dog (2016)”

Scarface (1983)

Scarface (1983)
Although their title character is a gangster and drug dealer named Tony Montana (Al Pacino), De Palma and Stone take great pains to contextualize Montana as something else entirely: a modern, 1980s business man. Accordingly, Scarface is virtually brimming with pointed references to capitalism, communism, and the milieu of big business… Continue reading “Scarface (1983)”

IT (1990)

IT (1990)
As kids, the novel IT was one of our favorites. It was terrifying, it reinforced our belief that clowns were evil, and in the end, it was all about us. Most people have a creepy part of their town where “the monsters lived” when they were kids, and ours was a series of bike trails in the forest… Continue reading “IT (1990)”

Life of Pi (2012)

Life of Pi (2012)
Life of Pi exists at all is amazing, that it exists in such excellent form is a minor cinematic miracle. Based on an “unfilmable” book, centering almost exclusively on two characters, one of whom is a tiger, and almost exclusively in one small location… Continue reading “Life of Pi (2012)”

San Andreas (2015)

San Andreas (2015)
In San Andreas, California suffers multiple earthquakes, one which goes down on records as the biggest ever in history. Lawrence, a seismologist (Paul Giamatti) and his team have developed a device that can predict earthquakes, but no one seems to be listening to him. Meanwhile, Ray (Dwayne Johnson) is having some problems of his… Continue reading “San Andreas (2015)”

Creed (2015)

Creed (2015)
Creed, from Director Ryan Coogler, focuses on Adonis Johnson (Michael B. Jordan), the illegitimate son of late, great boxer Apollo Creed (Carl Weathers). He has a rough and tumble life until he is taken in by Creed’s widow, Mary Anne (Phylicia Rashad) at a young age… Continue reading “Creed (2015)”

Inside Out (2015)

Inside Out (2015)
These emotional-beings (Joy, Sadness, Disgust, Fear and Anger) are our main characters, a combination tech-crew/board-of-directors guiding the day-to-day responses of young Riley in a manner that literalizes and mechanizes the concept of emotional development: The crew takes turns dealing out reactions… Continue reading “Inside Out (2015)”

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