A strong and honest melodrama about real people.
Matching Jack has a squirmy kind of emotional truth to it. It’s funny, but it’s not a comedy. It has graphic and harrowing scenes where young kids, cancer sufferers, must endure the awful symptoms of a terrible disease; or else undergo painful...
Tense tale of guilt and atonement in Northern Ireland.
In 1975, a 17-year-old member of the Northern Ireland Protestant militia, the Ulster Volunteer Force, shot and killed a 19-year-old Catholic through his front window while the victim’s kid brother was playing with a soccer ball just metres away...
Estevez and Sheen combine in a touching father-son tale of grief and reconciliation.
Spending nearly two hours watching a surly, grieving man on a pilgrimage through France and Spain in an attempt to reconnect with his dead son may not seem an attractive proposition. But The Way transcends that grim-sounding premise as an elegant...
Shakespeare adaptation successfully modernises the play.
The modern day setting that actor Ralph Fiennes has instigated for his directorial debut, an adaptation of the William Shakespeare tragedy Coriolanus, is no artistic conceit or minor distraction. Shooting in and around the still battered Serbian...
A small-time bank robber in prison hatches a plan to escape by staging a musical.
Jimmy, James Nesbitt, and Rudy, Lennie James, bungle a bank robbery and wind up in a prison run by a governor, Christopher Plummer, who adores Rodgers and Hammerstein. The governor has written a musical about the life of Nelson, and the lads plan...