Tag Archives: Dramas

Numbered Review #790: Room (**1/2)

At the start of Room, a young woman and her five-year-old son are living in the titular edifice, a backyard shed. The woman (Brie Larson) has always told Jack (Jacob Tremblay) that “outer space” is all that exists outside Room; … Continue reading

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Five Most Recent V

1. Short Term 12 (***, 2013). Grace (Brie Larson), the supervisor at a youth halfway house, has to deal with not only the varied problems of her patients but also those involving her coworker/boyfriend (John Gallagher, Jr.) in this sentimental, … Continue reading

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Five Most Recent IV

A coming-of-age story, a unique documentary, a soggy horror movie, and two marvelous dramas this time around! 1. The Perks of Being a Wallflower (***1/2, 2012). Terrific movie, with stunning performances by leads Logan Lerman and Emma Watson, about a … Continue reading

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Old Timers’ Movies: Easy Virtue (1928)

In Alfred Hitchcock’s Easy Virtue, a woman has some explaining to do when the family of her second husband finds out there was a first husband. That’s because back in the day, divorced women were considered damaged goods, and upstanding … Continue reading

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Old Timers’ Review: The Arrangement (1969)

At first blush, The Arrangement seems to be about a middle-aged man who’s juggling two women in his life, a wife and a mistress. You know, they all have an “arrangement.” But it’s much more of an existential, mid-life-crisis movie. … Continue reading

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