Tag: Thriller

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 […]

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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