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Category Archives: Drama

Escape To Victory

So bad it’s good. Unless you don’t like war films, Sly Stallone or football. In which case, what is wrong with you?

Mulholland Dr.

Still recovering from the mild stroke I suffered whilst watching this very complex thriller from master-of-that-kind-of-thing David Lynch. An excellent movie if you give it your full attention.

Princess Mononoke

Princess Mononoke is accessible anime close to its best, A multi-layered, interesting storyline and a measured mix of action, plot and the weird spiritual stuff make it a winner.

Sleeping Beauty

An anti-fairy tale that has pointless dialogue, pointless monologues, pointless scenes, pointlessly dragged out scenes, pointless digression, pointless nudity and a storyline that in the end has no point.

King of Devil's Island

A fantastic tale of a group of juvenile prisoners driven to revolution by an unfair, abusive system. Brutally realistic and well-acted with beautifully stark cinematography. Possibly even a match for The Shawshank Redemption.

The Skin I Live In

The Skin I Live In might not be Pedro Almodavar’s best but it’s certainly a dark and delightful watch that provides surprises and stylish cinematography. It’s also got Antonio Banderas in excellent form.

The Great Escape

To many, The Great Escape is more important to Christmas than Jesus, and this entertaining World War Two prison break movie deserves to be. Great characters, action and putting-it-up-Jerry makes John Sturges’ movie a classic war movie.

Wuthering Heights

Not the best adaptation of a Bronte novel from Andrea Arnold. Bleak in a lot of ways.

Warriors of the Rainbow: Seediq Bale

It may be a little overlong, but Wei and Woo introduce a fascinating story from history with plenty of stylish action and objectivity.


A subtle look at the psychological nuances of teenage bullies in Sweden. Fascinating watching.