Tag: Thriller

Errors of the Human Body

Errors of the Human Body

| August 13, 2013 | 0 Comments

My adoration of the David Cronenberg’s oeuvre compels me to watch just about any film that’s compared to his work. Hence, I jumped at the opportunity to watch Eron Sheean’s Errors of the Human Body (2012), which is described in the DVD synopsis as “a slick, tense sci-fi thriller in the vein of early Cronenberg.” […]

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Cyberstalker

Cyberstalker

| March 19, 2013 | 0 Comments

Cyberstalker is about a young woman named Aiden (Mischa Barton), who has been the target of an obsessed man on the internet for over 13 years.  The man killed her parents and Aiden has been in hiding under a false name ever since, but a picture of one of her paintings has led him back […]

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Polish Bar

Polish Bar

| March 18, 2013 | 0 Comments

Polish Bar is a story of faith, loyalty and family. Vincent Piazza plays Reuben, a young, middle-class Jew who is fed up with the family jewelry business. He looks for respect by trying to prove himself as a Hip Hop DJ and working for Polish criminals at the local strip club. In a world of […]

The Devil’s in the Details

The Devil’s in the Details

| March 12, 2013 | 0 Comments

Thomas Conrad is a former Navy Seal who has returned injured from home.  After his recovery, he is left with an addiction to pain-killers, which drives his family away and leaves him in therapy.  Fresh out of rehab, and trying to put the mistakes of his past behind him, Thomas (Joel Matthews) is kidnapped by […]

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The Silence

The Silence

| March 7, 2013 | 0 Comments

Whether you find it a psychological drama, crime thriller, or meditation on the anti-social among us, The Silence is bound to stay in your thoughts for some time. It’s another Swedish import which is almost impossible to pull yourself away from once you start watching. If you’ve enjoyed any of the other, similar types of films […]

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The Loneliest Planet

The Loneliest Planet

| February 26, 2013 | 0 Comments

The Loneliest Planet (2011) by Julia Loktev is an incredibly harrowing tale of love, sadness, and an unfortunate circumstance. Immediately the film sets the tone with sound off screen, explaining that this will not be a movie that will take your hand to walk you through it. This film is more interested in having its audience […]

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Compliance

Compliance

| January 29, 2013 | 0 Comments

Craig Zobel’s Compliance is a difficult, complex and intriguing thriller that explores the unfortunate true events that happened in a McDonald’s in 2004. Shot in a fictional fast food chain, the film stars Ann Dowd as Sandra, a manager at the establishment that receives a phone call from a man (Pat Healy) that says he’s […]

Officer Down

Officer Down

| January 22, 2013 | 0 Comments

Available in stores on January 22nd from Anchor Bay Entertainment, Brian A. Miller’s Officer Down boasts an impressive cast of actors including the star, Stephen Dorff. Supporting him are Dominic Purcell (Prison Break), AnnaLynne McCord(90210), David Boreanaz(Bones),Walton Goggins(Justified), Stephen Lang(Avatar), and James Woods. The film is available in both DVD and Blu-Ray disc on a serviceable but not overly […]

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End of Watch

End of Watch

| January 22, 2013 | 0 Comments

Every so often, a movie comes along that re-defines a well-established genre. Such is the hope with writer/director David Ayer’s End of Watch. With such a beloved sub-genre as the cop drama, Ayer is trying to do it all with End of Watch: he is clearly trying to make something new while staying loyal to […]

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Arbitrage

Arbitrage

| December 21, 2012 | 0 Comments

At one point in Nicholas Jarecki’s film Arbitrage, Richard Gere’s hedge fund big wig, Robert Miller, is asked if he honestly thinks money is going to solve the problems he has created for himself, to which he responds “What else is there?” The line is spoken with a beautiful air of genuine, nuanced incredulity, and […]