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Category Archives: Drama

Le Havre

A unmistakable Aki Kaurismäki vehicle that’s likeable, amusing and intriguing. Unfortunately, it doesn’t quite have the momentum to take it past ‘that was nice’ territory.

The Day the Earth Stood Still

A pointless remake that’s ruined by trying to bring it up to date. At least Keanu Reeves found his perfect role as a man with no personality.

Shadow Dancer

A nicely low-key take on an interesting point in the Northern Ireland situation that engages but doesn’t quite push the envelope when it should.

The Silent House

An ambitious Uruguayan horror with a climax that rivals ‘it was all a dream’ as the mother of all endings.

Cell 211

A gripping prison drama with a slew of twists from Spain that has it’s flaws but remains well worth a watch nonetheless.


An animated coming of age tale of a young Iranian girl – doesn’t sound all that? Give it a try, it’s awesome.

In the Loop

A political comedy for the masses that’s funny, clever and pitched just right. Definitely don’t watch if you’re offended by harsh language but, In the words of Malcolm Tucker, Christ on a bendy-bus. Don’t be such a f****** faff arse.


Watchable but not good. 360 is a very unconvincing story of love and relationships strung together by a very forced concept.

Raging Bull

Scorsese and De Niro at their best together in this rousing and depressing boxing biopic. A masterpiece.


Depending on your viewpoint, it’s either pretentiousy over-the-top or a great story mixed with impressively authentic detail. (The answer is ‘b’.)