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Drama

The rich human condition told with a straight face, this is the mother of all genres. So if it doesn't fit snugly anywhere else it's usually Drama...

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DisobedienceDisobedience (2017)
Dir. Sebastián Lelio
Feat. Rachel Weisz, Rachel McAdams, Alessandro Nivola
Sebastián Lelio (GLORIA) directs this powerful and exquisitely melancholy film about a woman who returns to the ultra orthodox Jewish community that ostracised her earlier in her life, only to rekindle an attraction to a Jewish woman who is now married. An intelligent meditation on the themes of choice and…
LuckyLucky (2017)
Dir. John Carroll Lynch
Feat. Harry Dean Stanton, David Lynch, Ron Livingston
Harry Dean Stanton plays an eccentric and fiercely independent veteran called Lucky, who lives in a small Arizona desert town. A gentle exploration of mortality, the titular Lucky explores self-enlightenment as he faces the inevitability of his own demise. A meditative love letter to Stanton's life and…
Bookshop, TheBookshop, The (2017)
Dir. Isabel Coixet
Feat. Emily Mortimer, Bill Nighy, Patricia Clarkson
Based on the novel by Penelope Fitzgerald, which tells the charming story of a free-spirited widow who risks everything to fulfill her dream of opening a bookshop in the sleepy seaside town of Hardborough, England, in the late 50's.
Descendants, TheDescendants, The (2011)
Dir. Alexander Payne
Feat. George Clooney, Shailene Woodley, Amara Miller
George Clooney plays a land heir attempting to reconnect with his family after a serious accident befalls his wife in this seriocomic mid-life drama from dir. Alexander Payne (SIDEWAYS). The Hawaiian setting lends a distinctive exoticism to the writer-director's trademark literate "comedy of ethics", and…
King's Speech, TheKing's Speech, The (2010)
Dir. Tom Hooper
Feat. Colin Firth, Geoffrey Rush, Helena Bonham Carter
Justly acclaimed tale of King George VI, his nervy, impromptu ascension to the throne and the speech therapist who helped the unsure monarch become worthy of it. Seemingly, one of those stories so tailor-made for cinema you wonder why it wasn't filmed before, this is an effortlessly classy effort that…
Never Let Me GoNever Let Me Go (2010)
Dir. Mark Romanek
Feat. Keira Knightley, Carey Mulligan, Andrew Garfield
Faithful adaptation of the Kazuo Ishiguro's 'unfilmable' novel that follows the relationship of three childhood friends who are raised as 'donors' in a parallel English universe where their human counterparts live to be over 100. Notable for another excellent performance from Cary Mulligan (AN EDUCATION),…
Black SwanBlack Swan (2010)
Dir. Darren Aronofsky
Feat. Natalie Portman, Mila Kunis, Vincent Cassel
Natalie Portman plays a ballerina losing her grip on reality, not to mention the lead role in a prestigious production of Swan Lake, in this arresting portrait of female psychosis. Something of a return to the insidious visuals of dir. Aronofsky’s earlier films, while also extending THE WRESTLER’s…