Tag: Crime Drama

DON’T LET GO (MOVIE REVIEW)DON’T LET GO (MOVIE REVIEW)

Don't Let Go Movie Review

Don’t Let Go is a 2019 American science fiction horror thriller film written and directed by Jacob Aaron Estes. The film is a cross between a supernatural time travel story and a crime procedural and involves a premise that is essentially borrowed from Frequency (2000). This basic premise has been taken aboard as a staple of many South Korean movies and TV series as well (for e.g. The Phone), for some reason.

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THE GUILTY (MOVIE REVIEW)THE GUILTY (MOVIE REVIEW)

The Guilty Movie Review

The Guilty is a 2021 American crime thriller film directed and produced by Antoine Fuqua, from a screenplay by Nic Pizzolatto. A remake of the 2018 Danish film of the same name, the film stars Jake Gyllenhaal and Christina Vidal, with the voices of Ethan Hawke, Riley Keough, Eli Goree, Da’Vine Joy Randolph, Paul Dano, and Peter Sarsgaard.

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AMERICAN CRIME STORY S03E01 – S03E02 (REVIEW)AMERICAN CRIME STORY S03E01 – S03E02 (REVIEW)

American Crime Story S03E01 - S03E02
Impeachment: American Crime Story — Pictured: Sarah Paulson as Linda Tripp. CR. Kurt Iswarienko/FX

American Crime Story S03E01 – S03E02 are the first two episodes of the third season of the true-life crime FX TV drama anthology series. Entitled “Impeachment” this season revolves around the Clinton–Lewinsky scandal and is based on the book A Vast Conspiracy: The Real Story of the Sex Scandal That Nearly Brought Down a President by Jeffrey Toobin.

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DR. DEATH TV MINISERIES (REVIEW)DR. DEATH TV MINISERIES (REVIEW)

Dr. Death

Dr. Death is an American crime drama miniseries created by Patrick Macmanus which is based on the podcast of the same name. The miniseries was released on Peacock on July 15, 2021. The eight-part miniseries is about a real-life arrogant, sinister doctor – Christopher Duntsch – who treats his Hippocratic Oath about the same way he treats his patients. As his malignant narcissism and sociopathy (antisocial personality disorder) escalates, his fellow surgeons and a young assistant district attorney set out to stop him.

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TIME MINISERIES (STORY ANALYSIS)TIME MINISERIES (STORY ANALYSIS)

Time BBC miniseries

Time is a 3-part crime drama miniseries from the BBC, starring Sean Bean and Stephen Graham. Time is set in an English prison and features Mark Cobden (Bean), a convict and Eric McNally (Graham), a prison officer in the lead roles. The miniseries follows both characters through their life journeys as circumstances drive them into making difficult choices and decisions. 

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THE SOPRANOS (STORY ANALYSIS)THE SOPRANOS (STORY ANALYSIS)

The Sopranos

Woke up this morning (The Sopranos theme song performed by Alabama 3)

The Sopranos is an American crime drama television series created by David Chase. The story revolves around Tony Soprano (James Gandolfini), a New Jersey-based Italian-American mobster, portraying the difficulties that he faces as he tries to balance his family life with his role as the leader of a criminal organization. The Sopranos was first broadcast on HBO from 1999 to 2007 ushering in a new age of serial TV drama that stands to this day.

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NOBODY (MOVIE REVIEW)NOBODY (MOVIE REVIEW)

Nobody Movie Review

Nobody is a 2021 American action-thriller drama film directed by Ilya Naishuller and written by Derek Kolstad. The film’s premise involves a bystander who intervenes to help a woman being harassed by a group of men who then becomes the target of a vengeful drug lord. Cue an ultra-violent revenge flick that is reminiscent of the John Wick franchise. 

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THE WANDERERS (MOVIE ANALYSIS)THE WANDERERS (MOVIE ANALYSIS)

The Wanderers

The Wanderers is a 1979, American comedy-drama film co-written and directed by Philip Kaufman and is based on the novel of the same name by Richard Price. Set in the Bronx in 1963, the film follows a gang of Italian-American teenagers known as the Wanderers and their ongoing power struggles with rival gangs such as the Baldies and the Wongs. The movie stars Ken Wahl, John Friedrich, Karen Allen and Toni Kalem. 

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A SUN (MOVIE REVIEW)A SUN (MOVIE REVIEW)

A Sun

A Sun is a 2019 award-winning Taiwanese drama film that is now streaming on Netflix. Directed and co-written by Chung Mong-hong, A Sun received 11 nominations at the 56th Golden Horse Awards, winning Best Feature Film and Best Director for Chung. The film was also selected as Taiwan’s entry for the Best International Feature Film at the 93rd Academy Awards, making the shortlist of fifteen films.

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CLARICE S01E04 (TV REVIEW)CLARICE S01E04 (TV REVIEW)

Clarice S01E04

Clarice S01E04 is the fourth instalment of this psychological crime TV drama series based on The Silence of the Lambs novel and movie adaptation. Entitled “You Can’t Rule Me”, Clarice S01E04 is a continuation of the whistleblower murder conspiracy narrative from the previous episode.

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FOR ALL MANKIND S02E03 (REVIEW)FOR ALL MANKIND S02E03 (REVIEW)

For All Mankind S02E03

For All Mankind S02E03 is the third instalment of the 2nd season of a historical fantasy TV drama series streaming on Apple TV+. Created by Ronald D. Moore (Star Trek, Battlestar Galactica, Outlander), For All Mankind reimagines the space race of the 60s/70s as an alternate reality where the Soviet Union put a man on the moon before the USA resulting in continued focus on space well into the 1980s.

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CLARICE S01E03 (REVIEW)CLARICE S01E03 (REVIEW)

Clarice S01E03

Clarice S01E03 is the third instalment of this psychological crime TV drama series based on The Silence of the Lambs novel and movie adaptation. Entitled “Are You Alright?”, Clarice S01E03 returns to the plot introduced in the pilot episode after the excursion of the previous one.

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TELL ME YOUR SECRETS SEASON 1 (ANALYSIS)TELL ME YOUR SECRETS SEASON 1 (ANALYSIS)

Tell Me Your Secrets Season 1

Tell Me Your Secrets Season 1 is the first season of the psychological thriller crime drama streaming TV series created by Harriet Warner. The series revolves two women who are tragically connected to each other through a serial killer. Karen Miller (Lily Rabe) was the girlfriend of convicted mass murderer Kit Parker (Xavier Samuel) and Mary Barlow (Amy Brenneman) is the mother of a missing young woman who is suspected to be one of Parker’s victims.

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