Category Archives: Drama

The Spirit of Christmas (PG)

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An enviable gold watch, a betrayed lover, a cold blooded murder. That’s the way the Lifetime movie “The Spirit of Christmas” opens, and while the chilling start differs from the typical frothy merriment of fun and seasonal love, “Spirit” evolves into a charming if somewhat bizarre holiday story that’s a little different from the norm.

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Allied (R)

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“Allied” is a film that pairs true romance with country loyalty amidst the horrors and chaos of World War 2, and leaves the viewer on pins and needles as they watch, with high stakes tension wrapped about a magnificent setting and superb acting performances.

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Dear Santa (PG)

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Feel good movies will reign freely for the next 6 weeks, and its one of the top reasons why the holiday season is the best time of the year (summer excluded, of course). Skilled writing and top notch acting and plots take a distant backseat to joyous merriment, predictable but fun stories, and illogical though […]

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Thank You for Your Service (R)

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Jason Hall’s “Thank You for Your Service” proves that war-themed films need not focus on combat to be effective. Based on David Finkel’s acclaimed 2013 nonfiction book of the same name, this harrowing drama shines a light on the inescapable mental hell so many veterans of our armed forces face every day.  Considering the fact that […]

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The Snowman (R)

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“The Snowman” looks so great on paper – director Tomas Alfredsson (“Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy”, “Let the Right One In”) helms it, Martin Scorsese is executive producer, and Michael Fassbender stars – and it shouldn’t go wrong in execution, but holy damn, it does. It’s so bad that it would be justified if Alfredsson disowned […]

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Cube (R)

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“Cube” is concrete proof that Canadians should stick with Hockey. The 1997 science-fiction, horror hybrid(with neither being correct) appeared on a list of top scary movies you’ve never heard of, and should have been placed on the list of movies you should never watch.

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Misery (R)

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In “Misery,” a famous novelist’s car crashes in the remote winter mountainside, and he is nursed back to health by an unstable woman who bills herself as his “Number 1 fan.” Of course the book this film is based on is of the same name and written by Stephen King. We see that King, as […]

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