ReelViews for 'Drama' movies
There are times when the movie seems quirky for quirkiness’ sake and the lead character comes across as an assemblage of tics and traits.
Offers a mix of honesty and artifice - some scenes simmer with truth; others are too obviously the construct of a screenplay.
The film’s predictability is offset by what Hart and Cranston bring to the proceedings.
"Destroyer" keeps the tone dark, eschewing anything resembling a traditional crime story and allowing Nicole Kidman's performance to take front stage.
There’s nothing surprising or especially interesting - anyone with a rudimentary knowledge of politics will find the terrain familiar and a little stale.
Powerful without being overbearing, emphasizing the nonsensical aspects of war without dragging the viewer into the trenches and burying him/her in mud.
Although the film’s heart is in the right place, there are times when it misses the mark as a fully fleshed-out biography.
From its pristine black-and-white cinematography to the austere hopelessness of its doomed love story, "Cold War" is indeed cold.
The sense of optimism never fades and we’re left with images that are more about the enduring power of love than the oppressive force of injustice.