Drama Movie Reviews
Won't Back Down should give stars Maggie Gyllenhaal and Viola Davis some Best Actress Oscar love. Our Won't Back Down review also states that the film is powerful, even if it paints teachers' unions as villains.
Trouble with the Curve Review: Home Run?
Our Trouble with the Curve review finds Clint Eastwood, Amy Adams and Justin Timberlake enough of a charm to win us over. The first time audiences get Eastwood acting in four years, proves to be a winner.
10 Years Review: Reunite and Remember
Channing Tatum goes back to the beginning in the reunion movie 10 Years. He stars in the ensemble piece that our review finds a triumph.
Arbitrage Review: Financial Meltdown as Tense Thriller
Richard Gere sizzles in Arbitrage, a film that could not be more compelling and timely. Our Arbitrage review also highlights a director in Nicholas Jarecki, who has weaved a web of thrills and emotional pull.
The Master Review: Is Great Acting Enough?
Philip Seymour Hoffman and Joaquin Phoenix put on a lesson in powerful acting in The Master. But, our The Master review has to caution that the sum of the parts is not all that.
Lawless Review: Oscar Season Arrives Early
Lawless is one astounding film that not only marks a stellar collaboration of Nick Cave and John Hillcoat, but also a killer cast. Tom Hardy, Shia LaBeouf, Guy Pearce, Gary Oldman and Jessica Chastain mesmerize.
Cosmopolis Review: Robert Pattinson Does Cronenberg
Robert Pattinson shines in Cosmopolis, but our review states that only Cronenberg fans will appreciate the actor's latest. The film is weird, but that is exactly how the filmmaker wants it.
Hope Springs Review: The Best From The Best
Meryl Streep, Tommy Lee Jones and Steve Carell put on an acting clinic in the stellar Hope Springs. The film manages to make great fun and deep insight arise out of what could be the most pedantic of plot devices: Marriage counseling!
Celeste and Jesse Forever Review: Rom-Com Revolution?
Rashida Jones and Andy Samberg make movie magic in Celeste and Jesse Forever. Jones has co-written a film that breaks the mold of romantic comedies and makes this review so easy.
Killer Joe Review: Explosive Cast Delivers!
This movie review of Killer Joe will spill no secrets. But, Movie Fanatic can safely say this: Matthew McConaughey's latest film has one of the most insane endings in recent memory.
The Magic of Belle Isle Movie Review: Learning Life Lessons Anew
Rob Reiner's latest is not his greatest, but to pen a The Magic of Belle Isle review is still quite easy. Morgan Freeman and Virginia Madsen star and are largely why the film is so solid.
Savages Movie Review: Dark and Thrilling
Oliver Stone is back to form with the stellar Savages. Our movie review of the thriller, starring John Travolta, Taylor Kitsch and Salma Hayek, rivets through every moment.