Browsing: Thriller

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It took me about 40 minutes to give up on Headshot being anything approaching what you could call a “complete film.” That isn’t to say that it isn’t enjoyable. For those looking for violence, decently executed fights in the hands of skilled fighters, and orifices from which to bleed…

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What a difference a year makes. What a difference a month makes. If Miss Sloane, a slightly above average political thriller fueled by a fiercely committed performance from Jessica Chastain, had arrived in multiplexes last year or even last month (pre- not post-presidential election), it would have seemed like a…

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If Tate Taylor’s (Get On Up, The Help, Winter’s Bone) adaptation of Paula Hawkins’ 2015 bestselling novel, The Girl on the Train, is any indication (it’s not, but let’s pretend it is), the patriarchy – white, male, entitled – is alive and well in suburbia. On the outside looking in -– like the protagonist, Rachel Watson (Emily Blunt), who…

SXSW 2016
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I came to the horror genre late. There’s a story that involves Killer Klowns and a terrified little boy, but that’s a story for another time. The experience led me to miss out on years of genuine scares because once you become an adult, it gets a lot harder to be scared. Regardless of the frequency…

SXSW 2016
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It can be really nice to go into a film blank. No expectations, no idea, no concern. It’s the way we most classically enjoy stories. Someone just starts talking and you listen, letting them aurally guide you on a journey to some mystery location. So I urge you, don’t read this review, at least not yet. Go against…

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Thomas (Garrett Hedlund), a famous, floppy-haired, self-absorbed actor has run off from his family and his commitments to the desert, where his full schedule includes drinking and sulking and wrecking a Jeep technically owned by his million-dollar production company. He encounters a nutty and armed man by the name of Jack…

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After chasing off yet another roommate, coffee shop owner Bobby (Patrick Renna) and his best friend and roomie Raymond (Tommy Savas) set out in search of a replacement. They’re both delighted when sexy, open-minded Chloe (Annie Monroe) applies, and they happily invite her to move in. Despite seriously dating…

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There are a few constants in Guillermo del Toro films: beautiful set and costume designs, stunning cinematography and colorful characters. There is no denying that the set and costume design in Crimson Peak is breath-taking but unfortunately those are the high points that come from this film. Good news for those that love a good costume drama, bad…

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Of all the psychological dramas of the 1940s, George Cukor’s Gaslight stands out as one of the best. This could be due to Ingrid Bergman’s Oscar-winning performance or Cukor’s inspired direction, but more likely it’s because it is possibly the most devious of them. This is also a rare American remake that is better than the original…

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