Tag Archives: Melodrama

January 22

Manchester by the Sea (2016)

Painful battles with inner demons made bearable by outstanding performances

January 01

Things to Come (2016)

Post-divorce trauma has great cinematic potential but it goes nowhere in this story.

November 10

The Light Between Oceans (2016)

An epically beautiful melodrama about morality and love

May 20

Mia Madre (My Mother) (2015)

For audiences willing to vicariously experience a slow and dense melodrama about loss.

February 01

45 Years (2015)

While it is about life-cycles and memories and marriage, it is also a gendered probe into how differently men and women are emotionally constructed.