Loosely based on a series of true, unsolved murders in Juarez, Mexico, Lauren Adrian (Jennifer Lopez), an impassioned American reporter for the Chicago Sentinel, is tasked with visiting Juarez to investigate the sequence of killings, primarily involving young industrial factory women. As she begins to unravel the story, she also begins to gain the trust of the locals but quickly finds herself falling into danger. A true story that covers the tragic reality of how some women in countries such as Mexico endure. It’s worth noting that Bordertown is currently streaming on Amazon Prime Video.
Tag Archives: Drama
Under Suspicion (2000) – Review
In the wake of hurricane Lucy, based in San Juan, Puerto Rico, Henry Hearst (Gene Hackman) is a highly successful lawyer that is asked to come to the local police station to clear up some information surrounding his witness report of a murder that occurred recently. A short chat turns into a long and troubling interrogation with personal details spilled out into the open. A release dating back over twenty years, this may be too old for some, but a solid murder mystery to this day. Under Suspicion is currently streaming on Amazon Prime Video.
Hustle (2022) – Review
A highly respected basketball scout, Stanley Sugerman (Adam Sandler) discovers an unknown street player while scouting in Spain, beginning a long, difficult, yet personal journey to groom the prospect for the dizzy heights of the NBA, as he believes he has the talent required to succeed. A well-written and well-acted drama that isn’t just a movie for basketball or sport fans in general. It’s worth noting that Hustle is currently streaming on Netflix.
Air (2023) – Review
The year is 1984 and the Oregon based company, Nike, are on the verge of closing their basketball division for good, due to the low number of sales and failure in the market, compared to Converse and Adidas. In response, a cluster of Nike employees conjure up a plan to find a new spokesperson for their shoe brand – Michael Jordan, one of the entries into the 1984 NBA draft and overall, third pick. Air is a fantastically written and produced drama that has recently been released on Amazon Prime Video.
Call Me Chihiro (2023) – Review
Chihiro (Kasumi Arimura) is a former sex worker, turned bento shopworker in a small town in Japan. She’s free-spirited and tends to avoid playing by the normal rules of life. Along the way, the film follows her journey as she tries forming friendships with people that others wouldn’t, including that of a young boy that lacks the attention of his mother, a young girl that feels trapped by her family and a homeless man that’s often mocked by others. It’s worth noting that Call Me Chihiro is currently streaming on Netflix.
The Breakfast Club (1985) – Review
A small group of five stereotypical American high-school students in the 1980’s have to sacrifice their Saturday morning to attend detention. For nine long hours, the five teenagers and their unique personalities must co-exist and do their best to get through the adventure they find themselves locked into, consequently finding out that they have a lot more in common than they had originally thought. A classic comedic drama that will always be relatable to most viewers. The Breakfast Club is now streaming on Netflix.