Tag: drama

‘Peterloo’ Highlights The Cold Reality of Class Warfare

Wars tend to keep going, long after our soldiers have come home… Writer/Director Mike Leigh returns with Peterloo; an undeniably fascinating piece of bloody history that is compelling to watch but tries too hard to play like a Shakespearean tragedy…

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‘Mid 90’s’ Reminds Us Of The Chaotic Angst Of Youth

The torment of youth can take you to some places a little earlier then you should… This debut from writer/director Jonah Hill (I know we were surprised to) entitled Mid 90’s is a thoughtful, well crafted and intense look at…

‘On Chesil Beach’ Can’t Sustain The Passion It Aspires To

Compatibility is a tricky business, even on the best of days, like your wedding… It  is  summer  1962,  and  England  is  still  a  year  away  from  huge  social  changes: Beatlemania, the sexual revolution and the Swinging Sixties.  This is when…

The Romance In ‘Submergence’ Gets Lost In The Void

It’s been said that absence makes the heart grow fonder…but only to a point… Submergence is a shiny and sexy looking love story but in doing something a little too straight ahead here, director Wim Wenders actually fails because while…