Drama Rental DVD & VHS

By: Aro St. Video  06-Dec-2011

The rich human condition told with a straight face, this is the mother of all genres. So if it doesn't fit snugly anywhere else it's usually Drama..

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Another small scale triumph from dir. Kelly Reichardt, here miniaturizing the experience of early American settlers making the treacherous journey along the Oregon Trail under the guidance of a suspect mountain scout. The closest the genre has come to resembling an 'art film', Reichardt's approach to…
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Will Ferrell takes his turn with the male mid-life crisis in this honest and sobering dramatic portrait of a man whose comfortable life is abruptly pulled out from beneath him. Based on a Raymond Carver short story.
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Paul Giamatti fans will find much to enjoy in this bittersweet character piece in which he plays a jaded TV producer who reflects on his varied successes and failures, and the three key women in his life through the decades. Mordecai Richler's much-loved novel is here shaped into a satisfying, sensitive…
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A blue-collar truck driver struggles to cope with his failing eyesight, despite the love and support of his family, in this grassroots gem from Wellington filmmakers Andrea Bosshard and Shane Loader. Building the script as a co-operative, organic process with the actors, this marks a distinct progression…
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A strident and admirable account of Greek scholar Hypatia, whose principles and pagan beliefs attracted the ire of Christians in 4th century Alexandria. After years of project development, Spanish auteur Alejandro Amenabar bolsters the trappings of the lavish historical epic with characteristic integrity…
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A trio of high-flying sales executives feel the effects of the Global Financial Crisis in this timely yet earnest drama. As the Porsche-driving family man who faces redundancy, Ben Affleck lacks the emotional range to win the required depth of sympathy, while the film pitches to the broadest possible…
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A balmy summer night before the start of high school is the backdrop for this languid, moment-to-moment capsule of life as an idle American teenager. Recalling the early work of David Gordon Green with its uncontrived dialogue and graceful mise-en-scene, this embues a done-to-death genre with a sense of…


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