Category Archives: Drama

The Death and Life of John F. Donovan

Release 2018

Genre Drama

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Director: Xavier Dolan
Writers: Xavier Dolan, Jacob Tierney
Stars: Emily Hampshire, Kit Harington, Natalie Portman
IMDB: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt4042818/

A decade after the death of an American TV star, a young actor reminisces the written correspondence he shared with him, as well as the impact those letters had on both their lives.

The Corrupted

Release 2019

Genre Crime, Drama, Thriller

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Director: Ron Scalpello
Writers: Nick Moorcroft
Stars: Sam Claflin, Timothy Spall, Hugh Bonneville
IMDB: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt5687270/

Set after the 2012 London Olympics, the film follows Liam (Sam Claflin), an ex-con trying to win back the love and trust of his family. He has lost everything at the hands of a local crime syndicate run by Clifford Cullen (Spall), who has high-level connections in politics, finance and the police force. Liam's drive for redemption sees him caught up in a web of conspiracy, crime, and corruption.

The Keeper

Release 2018

Genre Biography, Drama, Romance

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Director: Marcus H. Rosenmüller
Writers: Robert Marciniak, Marcus H. Rosenmüller, Nicholas J. Schofield
Stars: David Kross, Freya Mavor, John Henshaw
IMDB: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt4642192/

The Keeper tells the extraordinary love story between a young English woman and a German PoW, who together overcome prejudice, public hostility, and personal tragedy. While visiting a PoW camp near Manchester at the end of WWII, Margaret Friar, the daughter of the manager of the local football team, notices young German soldier Bert Trautmann. Her father is so taken by Bert's prowess as a goal-keeper that he gets him out of the camp to play for his local team. Margaret and Bert's love blossoms despite local hostility and resentment of the German PoWs. In the meantime, Bert's heroics in goal are noticed by Manchester's City Football Club. Rather than going back to Germany like nearly all the other camp inmates, Bert marries Margaret and signs for Man City. His signing causes outrage to thousands of Man City fans, many of them Jewish. But Margaret wins support from an unexpected direction: Rabbi Altmann, a Man City supporter who fled the Nazis, who publishes an open letter opposing the campaign against Bert. Bert's path to acceptance begins and peaks at the 1956 FA Cup Final when he secures victory for Man City by playing on despite breaking his neck. Yet fate twists the knife for both Margaret and Bert. Alienated and alone, Margaret's and Bert's loyalty to each other will be put to the test once more. Heartbroken, Bert wants to give up. Equally heartbroken, Margaret insists that they move forward and that he keeps on playing.

Into the Ashes

Release 2019

Genre Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller

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Director: Aaron Harvey
Writer: Aaron Harvey
Stars: Luke Grimes, Frank Grillo, Marguerite Moreau
IMDB: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt3138122/

With an honest job and a loving wife, Nick Brenner believed he had safely escaped his violent, criminal history. But his old crew hasn't forgotten about him or the money he stole, and when they take what Nick now values the most - his wife - he has nothing left to lose. Confronted by the town sheriff, who is also his father-in-law, Nick must decide if he will stay on his new path or indulge in his need for revenge and force his enemies to pay for what they have done.

Late Night

Release 2019

Genre Comedy, Drama

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Director: Nisha Ganatra
Writers: Mindy Kaling
Stars: Emma Thompson, Mindy Kaling, John Lithgow
IMDB: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt6107548/

A late night talk show host suspects that she may soon lose her long-running show.

Blinded by the Light

Release 2019

Genre Comedy, Drama

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Director: Gurinder Chadha
Writers: Paul Mayeda Berges, Gurinder Chadha, Sarfraz Manzoor, Bruce Springsteen
Stars: Viveik Kalra, Kulvinder Ghir, Meera Ganatra
IMDB: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt8266310/

In England in 1987, a teenager from an Asian family learns to live life, understand his family and find his own voice through the music of Bruce Springsteen.

Low Tide

Release 2019

Genre Drama, Thriller

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Director: Kevin McMullin
Writer: Kevin McMullin
Stars: Jaeden Martell, Keean Johnson, Shea Whigham
IMDB: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt7434324/

Alan, Red, and Smitty spend high summer on the Jersey Shore roving the boardwalk and getting into trouble. But the discovery of good old fashioned treasure sets the friends on an escalating course of suspicion and violence in this atmospheric thriller.

American Woman

Release 2018

Genre Drama

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Director: Jake Scott
Writers: Brad Ingelsby
Stars: Aaron Paul, Christina Hendricks, Sienna Miller
IMDB: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt4465572/

A woman raises her young grandson after her daughter goes missing.

15 Minutes of War

Release 2019

Genre Action, Drama, War

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Director: Fred Grivois
Writers: Ileana Epsztajn, Fred Grivois, Jérémie Guez
Stars: Alban Lenoir, Olga Kurylenko, Sébastien Lalanne
IMDB: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt8060774/

In February 1976 in Djibouti, a school bus was taken hostage at the Somali border. The GIGN is sent on the spot. After 30 hours of tension, a rescue operation is organized.

The Flood

Release 2019

Genre Drama

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Director: Anthony Woodley
Writers: Helen Kingston
Stars: Lena Headey, Iain Glen, Arsher Ali
IMDB: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt5954556/

A hardened immigration officer decides the fate of a dangerous asylum seeker.

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