Tag: Drama

Review: BOY ERASED (***)

By Nick Maylor 2018 has been an exceptional year for actors-turned-directors. John Krasinski received widespread acclaim for his directorial debut A Quiet Place, co-starring his wife Emily Blunt. Bradley Cooper knocked it out of the park with his first outing behind the camera; the Oscar-bound remake A Star is Born.  Although not his first outing as a…

Revisiting BELOVED (1998)

By John H. Foote Beloved (1998) is not the sort of film that wins awards, however, it was clearly made TO win awards. It is called Oscar-baiting when high minded, self-important folks think they are making an important, lofty work they hope the Academy will recognize. Instead, the film, or performances within, are pretentious. Oscar-baiting…