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.
Tag Archives: Drama
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.
The Diary of Anne Frank (1959) – Review
In Nazi occupied Netherlands, a young girl known as Anne Frank (Millie Perkins), must hide in the attic of a condiment factory with her parents, sister, and another small family, along with an old dentist, who all must live in fear that they are not heard or seen for the duration of their stay. The tale chronicles the Nazi threat they had to live with as well and family dynamics that ensued. An at times frightening, overwhelming and touching movie that is more than worth a watch.
A Walk Among the Tombstones (2014) – Review
A former cop, Matt Scudder (Liam Neeson) provides private eye services to those in need. Consequently, he is asked by a shady drug dealer to find the people responsible for the kidnap and apparent murder of his wife. After some reluctance, Scudder eventually takes the job before slowly unravelling a larger web of secrets connected to the men responsible. Not the most noteworthy Liam Neeson release of recent years but certainly something a little different than most. It’s worth noting that A Walk Among the Tombstones is currently streaming on Netflix.
Witness for the Prosecution (1957) – Review
When the determined but bitter and equally as stubborn barrister, Sir Wilfrid Robarts (Charles Laughton), returns to his office in London after recovering from a heart attack, he finds himself defending a new client, Leonard Vole (Tyrone Power), in his much-publicised murder trial that seemingly has twists and turns around almost every corner. To many people this is one of the finest courtroom drama’s to have been released and I’d not argue against that.
Killing Them Softly (2012) – Review
Jackie Cogan (Brad Pitt) is a hired enforcer that has been tasked with restoring order after a group of chancers decide to rob a highly protected poker game between local gangsters, causing the local criminal economy to collapse. Criticised by many critics as being long winded and slow in nature, Killing Them Softly is in my opinion, an underrated flick that is more than worthy of a watch. It’s worth noting that Killing Them Softly is now streaming on Amazon Prime Video.