Tag Archive: Drama

I, DANIEL BLAKE [2016]

Directed by Ken Loach Written by Paul Laverty (screenplay) Starring: Dave Johns, Hayley Squires, Sharon Percy This incredibly poignant film, while commenting on the UK welfare system specifically, surely will touch most Western… Continue reading

UNDER THE SHADOW [2016]

Directed by Babak Anvari Written by Babak Anvari Starring: Narges Rashidi, Avin Manshadi, Bobby Naderi A revolution often causes more problems that it resolves, and considering the eight year war that took place… Continue reading

THE DARK VALLEY (Das finstere Tal) [2014]

Directed by Andreas Prochaska Written by Martin Ambrosch (screenplay), Andreas Prochaska (screenplay), Thomas Willmann (novel) Starring: Sam Riley, Tobias Moretti, Paula Beer This Austrian film played last year at a German film festival,… Continue reading

MONEY MONSTER [2016]

Directed by Jodie Foster Written by Jamie Linden (screenplay), Alan DiFiore (screenplay), Jim Kouf (screenplay) Starring: George Clooney, Julia Roberts, Jack O’Connell, Dominic West, Giancarlo Esposito When George Clooney is at his best,… Continue reading

WHISKEY TANGO FOXTROT [2016]

Directed by Glenn Ficarra, John Requa Written by Robert Carlock (screenplay), Kim Barker (book) Starring: Tina Fey, Margot Robbie, Martin Freeman, Alfred Molina, Christopher Abbott, Billy Bob Thornton I was sceptical about this… Continue reading

MIA MADRE (MY MOTHER) [2015]

Directed by Nanni Moretti Written by Nanni Moretti, Valia Santella, Gaia Manzini, Chiara Valerio Starring: Margherita Buy, John Turturro, Giulia Lazzarini, Nanni Moretti *This is dedicated to my beautiful mother. Happy mother’s day,… Continue reading

RAMS (Hrútar) [2015]

Directed by Grímur Hákonarson Written by Grímur Hákonarson Starring: Sigurður Sigurjónsson, Theodór Júlíusson, Charlotte Bøving This film played at a Scandinavian film festival last year and I was angry that I missed it,… Continue reading

SON OF SAUL [2015]

Directed by László Nemes Written by László Nemes, Clara Royer Starring: Géza Röhrig, Levente Molnár, Urs Rechn Son of Saul was Hungary’s nominee for the best foreign language film Oscar, and it is… Continue reading

SPOTLIGHT [2015]

Directed by Tom McCarthy Written by Josh Singer, Tom McCarthy Starring: Mark Ruffalo, Michael Keaton, Rachel McAdams , Liev Schreiber, John Slattery, Brian d’Arcy James, Stanley Tucci I grew up going to a… Continue reading

WHITE GOD (Fehér isten) [2014]

Directed by Kornél Mundruczó   Written by  Kornél Mundruczó, Viktória Petrányi, Kata Wéber   Starring: Zsófia Psotta, Sándor Zsótér, Lili Horváth, the dogs Body and Luke 13-year-old Lili is separated from her mother… Continue reading