Movie Genre: Drama

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Josh
4

  If you haven't seen David Oyelowo before this movie is a good introduction to his acting prowess. Oyelowo stars as Peter Snowden, a lonely, quirky and somewhat repressed war veteran who lives with his mother.  Peter desperately longs for friendship if only to escape the drudgery of...

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TerrellM
4

Shakespeare is always good drama. Cymbeline is a low budget almost community theater type of movie with great actors (Dakota Johnson and Milla Jovovich). There is an evil queen who wants many horrible things to happen to her stepdaughter. It is fun to watch things get sorted out.

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InessaK
5

This movie is very funny and light! It shows that no matter what your background is, there is always things some kind of drama or craziness in your family.  It shows this drama in a comedic way. I highly recommend this movie for a family, friend or date night. The sequel to this movie is...

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Josh
3

    Biopics are always tricky because you always run the risk of degenerating into hagiography. Also for lives as interesting and complex such as that of Mandela how do you adequately convey the emotions that he felt at certain times. The film stars two British actors, Idris Elba...

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Polly
5

"The Exterminating Angel' (1962) is the movie Luis Bunuel filmed in Mexico after shooting some movies in Europe. From the first glance it looks like an easy story  - some bourgeois friends have a party after listening to opera. Nothing special, just usual mix of high society time-killing -...

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Polly
5

There's something about wasted time for life opportunities, and missed chance in love. Brilliantly written and with great psychological and analytic insight. Although there is little action in the novel, it somehow transports you to a place where you, and the protagonist butler Stevens, realize...

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Josh
4

   I will be honest. I watch movies based on who is on the cover of the dvd case. Somehow I suspect I am not the only one who does so. When I saw Samuel L. Jackson and Colin Firth on the case I said wow, gotta see this. I was not disappointed.  Samuel L Jackson is hilarious as a...

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Keegan P
5

I liked this film so much that I watched it a second time, right after I finished it. In fact, I looked through the Library's catalog to find all other films we had by the same director and binge watched those as well.

Director Assayas' film, "Clouds of Sils Maria," took me a bit to get...

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Kerry
5

This is a two-part BBC television drama that reveals the inspiration behind the character of the famed fictional detective Sherlock Holmes.  Dr. Joseph Bell, portrayed by Ian Richardson, is Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's clever mentor operating more or less as an early forensics specialist to...

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Eazy
5

Hands down, probably the best movie of 2014!

Pressure cooker environment waiting to explode! A complex, personal approach to a touchy political-religious situation.

Get ready for a story that will be in your face and grab you by the throat; heart racing, mind binding, guarantee to...

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Molly
3

Hector is a psychiatrist who is a bit tired of his current life. He is concerned that he is not really helping his patients, and that perhaps he is a fraud (as he tells his girlfriend). Hector, played by Simon Pegg, feels the need to go discover what will make him happy, and has decided to...

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CoCo Supreme23
5

Dear White People is the story of four eclectic black students trying to navigate their way through an Ivy League school.  Dealing with the school’s traditions and cliques can be hard enough, but a series of events brews a hotbed of conflict on the once-quiet Ivy League campus....

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Josh
4

  Mario "Cantinflas" Moreno was a well-known and beloved Mexican comedic actor. He made a ton of movies that while comedic were picaresque also in that they sought to challenge ingrained Mexican attitudes.  He also poked fun at Mexicans themselves, there is an old film called "El Profe...

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Josh
4

 Carlitos lives with his grandmother in a quaint Mexican city. As he grows older however he begins to miss his mother Rosario (played by veteran Mexican actress Kate del Castillo) who lives in los Angeles where she is a domestic for a wealthy family. Carlitos is determined to see his mother...

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CoCo Supreme23
1

I thoroughly enjoyed reading Addicted by Zane, so I was excited to view the movie. However, I must warn you, if you plan to watch this movie, I urge you to read the book first!! This adaptation of the book falls depressingly short; not only did it give the appearance of low budget but key points...

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Laurie.
4

In this mini-series, Paul Gerardi is a Belgian police inspector who doesn't always follow protocol.  He knows he's on to something big when he receives a tip about a bank heist that was never reported to the authorities. Gerardi breaks rank, grabbing ahold of the mystery and in...

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Angelita
4

This movie is a heartbreaking to say the least, but it's not the type of heartbreak the movie initially refers to. In the beginning, the couple are in love, but cut to the next scene where the girl seems suicidal, as she jumps into the river somewhere in New York City. The movie is definitely...

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Lucas
5

Everyone beats their own drum. Some beat it much faster than others. Such is the cast of Andrew Neimann (played by Miles Teller), an aspiring jazz drummer enrolled in Schaefer Conservatory. He's eventually accepted by Terence Fletcher (played by J.K. Simmons) into his studio band as an alternate...

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Angelita
4

I mostly chose this movie because my husband is a fan of Keanu Reeves, but when my husband told me that he wanted to watch again almost immediately after watching it I figured what they hey, why not give it a shot. 

I thoroughly enjoyed the plot. The plot is very sad and you will...

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Porscha
3

 Treme is set in New Orleans shortly after Hurricane Katrina. It follows characters representing different aspects of the city’s culture as they try to resume their lives after the devastation.  It’s apparent from watching Treme that the writer, David Simon, has a lot of admiration for...

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Laurie.
5

Ana Lily Amirpour makes her directorial debut with a bang, or should I say bite. A big juicy bite out of every film genre made. Amirpour's homage to film includes silent era makeup, James Dean beatniks and every dusty drama chronicling humanity's internal and environmental wasteland. "The Girl"...

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Angelita
5

I really enjoyed this movie. I love the effort that went into the costume and set design. It definitely paid homage to the origins of the movie, a Broadway musical.  I am not sure who wrote the screenplay, but I think keeping to the musical essence of the story is what makes this movie so...

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Angelita
3

In this movie, Mia Hall is in "limbo", she has to decide if she wants to stay on earth or go to the after life, after she and her family suffer a horrific car accident. While, she has many reasons to leave, there are probably just as many reasons to stay. Her family and friends, who weren't...

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Angelita
3

I honestly hadn't seen the first Sin City since it came out almost ten years ago, I wasn't sure how they were connected or if they were supposed to be connected. I believe they are very loosely connected. The cinematography is awesome, but I did have trouble following the storylines because it...

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Josh
4

   Based on a true story this movie is about two men who come from diametrically opposite sides of society. One is a handicapped millionaire called Phillippe who lives in a Parisian mansion with a fleet of servants, the other is an African immigrant called Driss who lives by his wits...