Posts Tagged "drama"

Cinema Paradiso (1989)

Cinema Paradiso is a film that I’ve heard and read about for years. It often lands on Best Of lists and can be found in many film books. For whatever reason I never checked it out. I never really knew what the movie was about and the poster art left me cold. Something about the […]

Infidus (2015)

Necrostorm films, based in Italy, have one mission: to make innovative ultra gory flicks. Up until now, their films were heavily influenced by films made in the 80s and tried to capture the fun gooey vibe of said decade. So far they have achieved their goal. The films I’ve seen that they have produced have […]

The Mega Book of Revenge Films (2014)

When you’ve been wronged, it’s hard not to want to dish out some revenge. If someone insults you in front of your friends or wife, you want to get them back big time. We’re hard wired for revenge though in proper society we are rarely afforded the chance. Revenge is often illegal, at least the […]

Come Morning (2014)

I believe that when it comes to making a film on a budget, the smartest method is to tell a small story. I’ve seen countless films ruined by their lack of budget because the film maker had a vision and had to execute it even if there wasn’t enough money to do so. Small stories […]

A Touch of Sin (2013)

Extreme cinema comes in many forms. We are most accustomed to experiencing tough cinema from genre fare most notoriously the horror genre. There is however a kalidescope of powerful cinema out there that lies in many different types of films. Foreign films (foreign to the good ol’ U.S. of A anyway) have been exploring tough […]

Pilgrim Song (2012)

Every now and then I’m in the mood for something subtle and soulful. Something simple yet deep. Something with few words but lots of storytelling. I was in one of those moods recently and Pilgrim Song fit the bill. A music teacher from Kentucky loses his job and decides to take a journey on Kentucky’s […]

Animals (2012)

The ending of childhood is a powerful time in all of our lives.  The subject has been explored in many many films to varying degrees of success. Most often the films either lament the loss using nostalgia or to embrace the bright future of young adulthood.  Animals is a very interesting film. It tackles this […]