Tag: Thriller

Labyrinth

Labyrinth

| July 15, 2014 | 0 Comments

A mystery links two women living centuries apart.  Alice (Vanessa Kirby) is a modern woman who unearths a ring with a labyrinth symbol.  800 years earlier, Alais (Jessica Brown-Findlay; Downton Abbey) is given a mysterious book with clues and references to a labyrinth and the fabled Holy Grail.  Without knowing it, the two women’s destinies […]

Infliction

Infliction

| July 1, 2014 | 0 Comments

I volunteered to review Infliction because the description led me to believe that this was a true story, and that it was the actual raw footage of a real killing spree.  That sounded interesting to me, but as soon as the film started I started to suspect that I had been misled.  It turns out […]

Enemy

Enemy

| June 24, 2014 | 0 Comments

Jake Gyllenhaal plays Adam, a bored college history professor more or less living with his girlfriend Mary (Melanie Laurent).  One evening, Adam watches a movie on the recommendation of a colleague and spots an actor who looks alarmingly like himself.  Intrigued by this, Adam tracks down his doppelganger, Anthony, only to discover that not only […]

Grand Piano

Grand Piano

| May 17, 2014 | 0 Comments

I had no idea what to expect going into this one.  Elijah Wood (Wilfred) always interests me as an actor, and I don’t usually care for John Cusack (Being John Malkovich), so to see them as adversaries in a cat and mouse thriller instilled no clue as to what I was about to watch.  Wood […]

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Mobius

Mobius

| April 13, 2014 | 0 Comments

I would have a difficult time summarizing this film, as the plot is not easy to follow.  From what I understand, a division of the French police headed by Gregory (Jean Dujardin; The Artist) is out to bring down a corrupt American businessman (Tim Roth; Lie to Me) with the help of a French financial […]

Cheap Thrills

Cheap Thrills

| March 24, 2014 | 0 Comments

Cheap Thrills is a single-minded, vicious, misanthropic thriller.  Despite the marketing campaign promoting it as a black comedy, there are very few laughs other than a shocked chortle as you watch two men descend into violent desperation.  Pat Healy – best known as the neo-Nazi clerk from Ghost World – and Ethan Embry – of […]

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Swerve

Swerve

| March 18, 2014 | 0 Comments

Within the first five minutes of Craig Lahiff’s Swerve, not a single word is uttered and yet we’ve been introduced to many of the main players and their utmost desires. Its one of the single greatest rules of cinema, the notion of showing the audience, but not telling them directly, in order to create both […]

Reasonable Doubt

Reasonable Doubt

| March 17, 2014 | 0 Comments

When young superstar prosecuting attorney Mitch (Dominic Cooper; Captain America: The First Avenger) accidentally hits a pedestrian with his car, his life gets turned upside down.  Racked with guilt, he’s shocked to find out that not only did this man die, his body was found in the van of blue collar mechanic Clinton Davis (Samuel […]

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In the Heat of the Night

In the Heat of the Night

| January 19, 2014 | 0 Comments

Norman Jewison’s Academy Award-Winning, AFI Top 100-placing In the Heat of the Night (1967) made its Blu-ray debut earlier this week courtesy of Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment, demanding with its vastly improved transfer that we rush out and upgrade that 2008 DVD version of the film sitting on our shelves. But then maybe you […]

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Paranoia

Paranoia

| December 3, 2013 | 0 Comments

I firmly believe that Paranoia must be about as fast-paced and interesting as real world corporate espionage.  A guy downloads a string of code to his flash drive, or slips a prototype out the back door to sell to a competitor.  Unfortunately this doesn’t make for a very interesting film.  The story here is that […]