Archive for the Thriller Category

UNDERWATER

Derivative. It’s a word people often use when they’re criticizing a film, and it makes sense. When a lot of stuff in a film is stuff you’ve seen before, especially many times, it’s much harder to be invested because you can often see where the story is […]

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UNCUT GEMS

Oh, Adam Sandler. He may just be one of the most frustrating talents working in Hollywood. He’s seems like a genuinely nice guy, but he just shows up in so much garbage. A lot of the garbage is produced by him and stars his friends like Kevin […]

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DARK WATERS

I love me a good legal thriller, but like all well-worn genres, a lot of them just kind of end up feeling stale and more of the same. It’s a lot of people in suits talking in boardrooms, in hallways, in offices, all while pouring over documents […]

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QUEEN & SLIM

People on the run from the law; what a classic concept. Nothing quite says high stakes and suspense like the police being on your tail, wanting to arrest or kill you at every turn. Want to make it more interesting? Then make them a romantic couple! You […]

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PILGRIM

Holiday slasher films are basically as old as the genre itself. Black Christmas was one of the first slashers ever, which inspired films like New Year’s Evil, My Bloody Valentine, April Fool’s Day, Silent Night, Deadly Night, and the granddaddy of them all, John Carpenter’s Halloween. There are loads of them, but hey, holidays […]

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EL CAMINO: A BREAKING BAD MOVIE

When Breaking Bad initially ended and the spin-off series Better Call Saul was announced, everybody thought that’s all we would see of Vince Gilligan’s iconic universe. I certainly never expected a feature film, especially one that’s a sequel that shows what happened to Jesse after originally driving off into the night. […]

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DOCTOR SLEEP

Some stories just don’t need sequels… Scratch that. Most stories just don’t need sequels. The entire point of someone telling a story is that it has an ending. A point it was trying to make. We’re not supposed to follow characters for their whole lives, but just a glimpse […]

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COUNTDOWN

Some ideas for movies just simply don’t work as feature length stories. Sure, an idea may sound unique and novel, but when it literally doesn’t go past the concept, what’s the point? I get that we watch movies to escape into fictional worlds where the impossible can […]

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DON’T LET GO

All stories come from asking one simple question: What if? What if a young college graduate started an affair with a much older family friend? What if a killer shark terrorized a populated coastal town? What if a wealthy man dressed up as a bat in order […]

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READY OR NOT

I adore horror, thriller, and dark comedy films, but it’s not often because of the strengths of their screenplays. Their scripts are definitely good enough to bring the goods, but most of the fun is brought on by the director’s atmosphere and pacing, the composer’s music, and the actors performances. […]

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