Tag Archives: Drama

Liberation Aesthetics: Sinning and Surviving in Meirelles’ City of God

City of God

As one of its major themes, City of God painfully illustrates poverty’s numerous privations: the few choices, the slim chances, the narrow and vicious minds.

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The Hoax – Too Close For Comfort

Why do we feel blocked from our own laughter, sadness and outrage when we watch The Hoax? – This film has caught us as a society standing too close to the mirror.

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America Out To Pasture: The Good Shepherd

Is it possible to make an engaging film about a bureaucrat who carries a briefcase instead of a gun? Ask second-time director Robert De Niro.

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Her Majesty, The Queen

Helen Mirren has the goods to be the queen – all the others merely players in her court.

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Sex and the Chateau: Sofia Coppola’s Marie Antoinette

kirsten dunst as marie antoinette

What all of this adds up to is a biography of feeling, rather than fact, and a charming one at that.

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Idlewild: Act Like You Know

Trust OutKast to steal the familiarity out of a passage that has long-since been deemed cliché and to grant it new meaning.

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The Departed: Less than Perfect, but All is Forgiven

In The Departed, nobody rides for free, and very few survive. And in this knock-down drag-out between a character and his environment, you should put your money on the neighborhood.

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On the Road with Little Miss Sunshine

The ensemble cast of Little Miss Sunshine embraces the absurdity of family life, from Proust to pornography.

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The Illusionist: The Bamboozle has Captured Us

How often we become mindless sheep who find entertainment in the weirdest of places.

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Rehearsal

What is it with the fucking Tylenol P.M.? You have stock in the company?

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