Drama
 
 

“The Big Sick” Is A Good Test To See If Whoever You Watch It With Has A Heart

There are movies that revolve around sickness that are clearly meant to tug at the heart strings and seem to only be aiming to make you cry in the theater or in front of whoever happens to be watching it with you. While I can s...
 
8.5

“Oxenfree” Is A Nice Balance Of Drama, Fantasy, And Brotherly Love

Movies about brotherhood (or sisterhood for that matter) are tricky to pull off. The mood and emotional pull of the story depend so much on the actors involved having not just on-screen chemistry, but the ability to make it see...
 
6.3

“Raw” Is A Beautifully Crafted, Violent Debut From Julia Ducournau

    Justine and Alexia (Garance Marillier and Ella Rumpf) are sisters that come from a strictly vegetarian family; in the first scene of the film we see Justine getting food in a cafeteria with her parents and a piece...
 
8.0

“The Alchemist Cookbook” Is Funny, Unsettling, And Strangely Brilliant

Deep in the woods, Sean (Ty Hickson) lives an isolated existence in a ramshackle trailer. Recusing himself from society, Sean lives on a diet of Doritos and Gatorade and spends his days, with his cat Casper, conducting strange,...
 
7.0

Dave McKean’s “Luna” Is A Haunting, Surreal Portrayal Of Suffering

Dave McKean has one of the most talented artistic minds on the planet. Known largely for his work in Neil Gaiman’s “Sandman” series, Mckean brought his surrealist imagination to the screen in his 2005 film ...
 
7.5

“Pilgrimage” Is A Decent Sword-And-Sandle Adventure

I have a soft spot in my heart, for the sword-and-sandle epic. The emotional struggle of the hero, the sprawling landscapes and battlefields, and the brutality of ancient hand-to-hand combat have all yielded some classic films,...
 
6.5