Archive for the ‘Drama’ Category
From the very beginning there is a lot of intrigue and mystery with the plot and where things are going. In fact it seems like a pretty good premise for a thriller, but as it progresses the film gets stranger and more confusing. Even so, you can still follow along with what is happening, but there will be questions that arise and once the film ends it will leave even more questions. A lot of times an ending can make or break a film such as this. Without giving any spoilers the ending does make sense with the tone of the film, but most people would like certain things answered which are not.
The acting in the film was decent led by Paddy Considine and Julia Stiles. Even though the material they had to work with wasn’t very good, they still able to keep the film semi-interesting. The Cry Of The Owl has an interesting premise and had potential, but for the most part fell flat in the end.
The Cry Of The Owl Trailer
My Rating: 5/10
Originally posted 2010-06-25 09:02:17.
Goats is labeled a Drama/Comedy, but it is more of a drama than a comedy. There are a few funny moments, but they are sprinkled within all the serious ones. The main focus of the story is Ellis and him learning about life and how things aren’t always as they seem. As usual I avoid spoilers, but as the story progresses Ellis grows, and even though it was a rough road to get there you feel like he is a much different person than when the film began. The story is unique, but you can find some familiarity at one point or another within the story to compare to with your own life.
The acting all around was very good and David Duchovny defined Goat Man. Goat Man plays an intricate part in the story, and provides a different perspective to some of the craziness in Ellis’ life. It is important to pay attention to each encounter Ellis has as they help you understand where he ends in the story. It will also help you understand if he gets “The Girl” or not or if he even wants to. There are a few predictable moments, but overall the film should keep your attention as you watch Ellis grow and see how everything turns out. Most viewers will enjoy Goats as long as they know what to expect and realize it is more of a Drama with some comedic elements and more about Ellis than Goat Man.
My Rating: 7/10
Originally posted 2013-01-07 09:23:19.