Drama
 
The Atticus Institute (2015) by The Critical Movie Critics
The Atticus Institute (2015) by The Critical Movie Critics
The Atticus Institute (2015) by The Critical Movie Critics

Movie Review: The Atticus Institute (2015)

The eponymous academy around which The Atticus Institute revolves, as we are told early on (via ominous letters on the screen, an info-dump technique frequently employed by mockumentary and found footage films), was founded by ...
Zarra's Law (2014) by The Critical Movie Critics
Zarra's Law (2014) by The Critical Movie Critics
Zarra's Law (2014) by The Critical Movie Critics

Movie Review: Zarra’s Law (2014)

From its first scene of dialogue, older Italian men with permanent scowls etched into their world weary faces mumbling to each other in a Brooklyn bar, Zarra’s Law reads like a mob movie made by someone who wants to imita...

A Most Violent Year (2014) by The Critical Movie Critics
A Most Violent Year (2014) by The Critical Movie Critics
A Most Violent Year (2014) by The Critical Movie Critics

Movie Review: A Most Violent Year (2014)

J. C. Chandor’s New York drama, A Most Violent Year, is a misleadingly titled film, as its timeframe only covers a month and there is very little physical violence. While the title references the exceptionally high crime rate o...
Testament of Youth (2014) by The Critical Movie Critics
Testament of Youth (2014) by The Critical Movie Critics
Testament of Youth (2014) by The Critical Movie Critics

Movie Review: Testament of Youth (2014)

There is a sub-genre of the war film that focuses on those away from combat. These films do not display the horrors of warfare or the camaraderie of men under fire, but instead the dramas of those left behind or serving their c...

Selma (2014) by The Critical Movie Critics
Selma (2014) by The Critical Movie Critics
Selma (2014) by The Critical Movie Critics

Movie Review: Selma (2014)

The great African-American poet Langston Hughes in his poem, “As I Grew Older” asks us to help him find his dream. “Help me to shatter this darkness,” he asks “to smash this night, to break this shadow into a thousand lights of...
Unbroken (2014) by The Critical Movie Critics
Unbroken (2014) by The Critical Movie Critics
Unbroken (2014) by The Critical Movie Critics

Movie Review: Unbroken (2014)

It’s hard to say how much art there is in imitation, but Angelina Jolie certainly apes the old-fashioned Hollywood tear-jerking biopic like the best of them. Whatever that’s worth is where the debate lies in Unbroken, Jolie’s s...

Big Eyes (2014) by The Critical Movie Critics
Big Eyes (2014) by The Critical Movie Critics
Big Eyes (2014) by The Critical Movie Critics

Movie Review: Big Eyes (2014)

For years now, Tim Burton has seemingly lost the ability to surprise. So his latest picture succeeds on that modest level by actually being somewhat decent. Big Eyes, a strange true story about deceit in the world of art and ma...
Mr. Turner (2014) by The Critical Movie Critics
Mr. Turner (2014) by The Critical Movie Critics
Mr. Turner (2014) by The Critical Movie Critics

Movie Review: Mr. Turner (2014)

Mike Leigh’s film Mr. Turner centers on the last twenty-five years of the life of the acclaimed 19th century English landscape painter, J.M.W. Turner. Though the film, with the strong assistance of cinematographer Dick Pope, su...