Archive for the Thriller Category

BRAHMS: THE BOY II

WARNING: Spoilers for Brahms: The Boy II ahead… but really, who cares?  I never saw the first The Boy movie, but by all accounts, it’s absolutely terrible. It was just another spooky doll movie, but there was one unique twist that made it seem a bit more interesting: it turns out the doll […]

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PARASITE

WARNING: This review contains spoilers for Parasite, as it’s one of those films that’s difficult to really talk about without spoiling. Read at your own risk!      Ever since the start of last decade, films that have satirized and commented on the current state of wealth inequality and classism have been […]

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THE GENTLEMEN

I’m not all that familiar with Guy Ritchie’s work. I’ve seen his Sherlock Holmes films, King Arthur: Legend of the Sword, and Aladdin (2019), but I don’t really count those as “Guy Ritchie films”. His signature style is one you see in his films like Lock, Stock, and Two Smoking Barrels, Snatch, and RocknRolla, […]

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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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