Category Thriller

The Marksman

Pursued by members of a Mexican cartel, a mother and son cross the border between Mexico and Arizona and find themselves in Jim Hanson’s land. Embittered and aging, he traditionally denounces illegal immigrants to the authorities. But when the mother is killed in a shootout, the recalcitrant American decides to help young Miguel escape...

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Possessor

Tasya Vos is an agent in a secret organization that uses neurological technology that can inhabit any person’s body and push them into murder for the benefit of very wealthy clients...

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Promising Young Woman

Everyone agreed that Cassie was a young woman with a future … until something unexpected happened to change everything. But nothing in Cassie’s life actually matches up with appearances: she’s as smart as she is cunning, glamorous as calculator, and leads a double life after dark...

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I’m Your Woman

I’m Your Woman is not for everyone. If it was for everyone the producers would have found another comic book character and we would have another steaming empty piece to watch for two hours. It’s a slow burning story. I like this because I want to be interested in the characters before knowing (or having to determine) their fate. I want to see Jean’s transformation especially since she’s just Eddie’s wife for the first part of the story. She starts aimlessly as a pretty face that he didn’t marry for her cooking. Either way the plot moves pretty fast and we’re presented with a detective film that is no different from most crime films. Except for the transformation of John and humanity. The kindness of strangers along the way. The touch of a stranger in a laundromat all good people. There are a few events in the film that cannot be overlooked. Perhaps these events will cause some viewers to find one or two of the heroes beyond repair. (I remain vague to avoid spoilers). But at least it gives you something to think about when you watch it. I also like Aretha’s two songs Natural Woman and The Weight. If you like independent movies I think you will like this one...

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Disturbing The Peace

A long time since I had seen such a bad movie, not even worthy of a cheap TV movie. Laughing scenario and action scenes, actors playing in tune. What is Guy Pearce doing in this unspeakable galley? And I pass on the very low moral of the hat with the hero who executes the villain at the end, while the latter is disarmed and at his mercy...

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Breaking Surface

A few days after Christmas, Ida and her sister Tuva organize a winter diving trip in a remote corner of the Norwegian coast. During the dive, a landslide wedges Tuva underwater. As Ida surfaces for help, she discovers that the landslide has also buried their equipment, phones and car keys…...

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The Silencing

The Silencing had everything I love about a movie. There were some unexpected moments, a main character that I loved and wanted to see an element of thriller and some twists. What more could you ask for in a thriller. It was the kind of movie that came out every week in the 90s but nowadays you are lucky if you have one every couple of months and they usually aren’t as good as they used to be. So when I find one as well done as this film it’s a rare pleasure. Game of Thrones’ Nikolaj Coster-Waldau stars in the lead and he’s a remarkably gifted lead actor. Not only is he naturally sympathetic but it is also very easy to sympathize with him. As mentioned before, I really like a good thriller...

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The Call

A serial killer and another woman, on the phone in a house, 20 years apart...

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Capone

Formerly a Chicago master, the formidable Al Capone is assigned to reside after 10 years behind bars. To protect his fortune, he allegedly hid millions of dollars before his arrest in a place known to him alone and everyone wants to seize it...

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You Should Have Left

Almost 20 years after “Hypnosis”, David Koepp finds Kevin Bacon and reconnects with the genre that made him known. Theo, a man with a troubled past who is looked askance on every time he goes out in public, goes to a secluded house with his wife Susanna, a film actress, and their daughter Ella. Without feeling cramped in this huge house, the small family will quickly feel uncomfortable. Strange impressions, gloomy and violent nightmares, their stay will not be easy. Adapted from the eponymous novel by Daniel Kehlmann, “You Should Have Left” is a psychological thriller that puts the mental health of its characters to the test. Without frightening, even if there are distressing moments, the film is very mysterious and especially holds in suspense until the end. It’s hard not to think of another great film of its kind while watching this almost in camera. What is interesting and makes the story very intriguing is the double reading we can have of what is going on. The character of Theo is perfect for this and well developed. The setting, namely the house, which is an integral part of the story is well used even if we could have had something even more immersive...

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