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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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In the Company of MenIn the Company of Men (1997)
Dir. Neil LaBute
Feat. Aaron Eckhart, Stacy Edwards
The year's most-discussed filmic skirmish in the war of the sexes is also one of its more outrageous black comedies. Two corporate exec's on out-of-town assignment kill time by seducing a temp, planning to let her down none-to-gently as their revenge on women. Clearly not for all persuasions, the…
Requiem for a HeavyweightRequiem for a Heavyweight (1962)
Dir. Ralph Nelson
Feat. Anthony Quinn, Jackie Gleason, Mickey Rooney
Anthony Quinn puts on an astonishing performance in this outstanding drama about a once promising but now washed-up boxer who struggles to see a life beyond the ring, even after his fight doctor refuses to certify him due to life threatening injuries. From a teleplay by Rod Serling, who brings multiple…
Straight Story, TheStraight Story, The (2000)
Dir. David Lynch
Feat. Sissy Spacek, Richard Farnsworth
Far from wild at heart, this soft-peddle road movie from the infamous David Lynch is a serene, supremely dignified fable (though based on a true incident) about a 73-year-old man's 260-mile journey to visit his estranged, ailing brother on a clapped-out tractor. Push past Sissy Spacek's grating…
Small Axe AnthologySmall Axe Anthology (2020)
Dir. Steve McQueen
Feat. Letitia Wright, John Boyega, Malachi Kirby
An astounding accomplishment for British creator, director and co-writer Steve McQueen (12 YEARS A SLAVE), this anthology comprises five films and five distinct stories set in London's West Indian community between 1969 and 1982. The title refers to a proverb "Small axe fall big tree" meaning that "If you…
CousinsCousins (2021)
Dir. Ainsley Gardiner, Briar Grace-Smith
Feat. Tanea Heke, Ana Scotney, Te Raukura Gray
Powerful Kiwi drama from the directors of WARU, following the intertwining lives of three Maori women who are cousins. While one of them is orphaned without any knowledge of her whanau, a second escapes an arranged marriage to study law and begin the hunt for her missing cousin. A third assumes the role…
BeatsBeats (2019)
Dir. Brian Welsh
Feat. Laura Fraser, Lorn Macdonald, Cristian Ortega
Evocative Scottish period drama set in the 90's rave scene, following two teenagers who try to sneak into an illegal rave party in Livingston. Explores the impact of the Criminal Justice and Public Order Act 1994, which was a crack down on large public gatherings across the UK in response to the emerging…
LandLand (2021)
Dir. Robin Wright
Feat. Robin Wright, Demian Bichir, Kim Dickens
The impressive directorial debut of acclaimed actor Robin Wright, who stars as a woman who retreats to an isolated cabin in Wyoming in her search for healing after a bereavement. Set in the spectacular Rocky Mountains, this is a powerful drama about pain and healing, delivered with sincerity despite the…

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