Tag: thriller

GET OUT [2017]

By using racism as a major theme for this film, Get Out immediately sets it apart from similar horror/thrillers. It isn’t a straight horror film, though it certainly creates an atmosphere thicker than tar, and some spine-chilling moments reminiscent of The Shining. It definitely… Continue Reading “GET OUT [2017]”

HALLOWEEN IS HERE!: LIGHTS OUT [2016]

Directed by David F. Sandberg Written by Eric Heisserer (screenplay), David F. Sandberg (short film) Starring: Teresa Palmer, Gabriel Bateman, Maria Bello, Alexander DiPersia, Billy Burke, Alicia Vela-Bailey I am mad at myself for skipping this one at the cinemas. I had read about… Continue Reading “HALLOWEEN IS HERE!: LIGHTS OUT [2016]”

HALLOWEEN IS HERE!: DON’T BREATHE [2016]

Directed by Fede Alvarez Written by Fede Alvarez, Rodo Sayagues Starring: Stephen Lang, Jane Levy, Dylan Minnette, Daniel Zovatto, Emma Bercovici Following the first scene, which is a risky move as it shows us a situation from near the end of the film at… Continue Reading “HALLOWEEN IS HERE!: DON’T BREATHE [2016]”

THE SHALLOWS [2016]

Directed by Jaume Collet-Serra Written by Anthony Jaswinski Starring: Blake Lively, Óscar Jaenada, Angelo Jose This is one of those movies filled with ‘why’ moments, which isn’t necessarily a disaster, but when these moments build up on top of one another for the duration… Continue Reading “THE SHALLOWS [2016]”

MONEY MONSTER [2016]

Directed by Jodie Foster Written by Jamie Linden (screenplay), Alan DiFiore (screenplay), Jim Kouf (screenplay) Starring: George Clooney, Julia Roberts, Jack O’Connell, Dominic West, Giancarlo Esposito When George Clooney is at his best, few can match his charisma. His character here, Lee Gates, is… Continue Reading “MONEY MONSTER [2016]”

TRIPLE 9 [2016]

Directed by John Hillcoat Written by Matt Cook Starring: Casey Affleck, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Anthony Mackie, Woody Harrelson, Clifton Collins Jr, Aaron Paul, Kate Winslet, Norman Reedus John Hillcoat’s follow-up to Lawless heads in a direction that the Aussie director isn’t entirely familiar with, though the… Continue Reading “TRIPLE 9 [2016]”

10 CLOVERFIELD LANE [2016]

Directed by Dan Trachtenberg Written by Josh Campbell (story, screenplay), Matthew Stuecken (story, screenplay), Damien Chazelle (screenplay) Starring: John Goodman, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, John Gallagher Jr. Michelle (Mary Elizabeth Winstead) has decided to split from her boyfriend, hurrying to get away. He begins to… Continue Reading “10 CLOVERFIELD LANE [2016]”

WHITE GOD (Fehér isten) [2014]

Directed by Kornél Mundruczó   Written by  Kornél Mundruczó, Viktória Petrányi, Kata Wéber   Starring: Zsófia Psotta, Sándor Zsótér, Lili Horváth, the dogs Body and Luke 13-year-old Lili is separated from her mother at the beginning of the movie. We aren’t told why, but… Continue Reading “WHITE GOD (Fehér isten) [2014]”

BLINDSIDED BY CHILDREN OF MEN [2006]

BLINDSPOTTED!! What a movie to completely miss for almost a decade! If The City of Lost Children is akin to a Terry Gilliam film after ingesting high quantities of liquid LSD, then this is the opposite. A subdued, sci-fi/dystopian/thriller effort, British accents everywhere –… Continue Reading “BLINDSIDED BY CHILDREN OF MEN [2006]”

BLACK SEA [2014]

Directed by Kevin Macdonald, Written by Dennis Kelly Starring: Jude Law, Scoot McNairy, Ben Mendelsohn, Grigoriy Dobrygin Jude Law’s Scottish character in this submarine flick has to be seen to be believed. In the opening scene I did not recognise him at all, not… Continue Reading “BLACK SEA [2014]”

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