Archive for the Thriller Category

BAD TIMES AT THE EL ROYALE

Actors. What would we do without them? If we didn’t have vain people wanting to put themselves in front of the camera for our amusement, then we wouldn’t have film and television. However, their job is to act. With some exceptions, they’re not there to write, direct, […]

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BREAKING IN

As much as I love a film that has an engrossing story and deep characterization, I love silly schlock just as much. I have no biases when it comes to film. Drama, horror, comedy, science fiction, porn, action, thriller, you name it. A good film is a good […]

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BEST F(R)IENDS: VOLUME ONE

Who doesn’t love Tommy Wiseau’s trashterpiece The Room? Considered by many “the best bad movie ever made”, the reason why is because of the sheer amount of passion that went into it. Passion doesn’t really mean a whole lot, if you don’t have the talent to back it up, though. The Room is evidence of that, […]

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UNSANE

Over the last century, the basics of filmmaking have remained rather unchanged. You need a camera, some actors to be in front of it, some lights to light your actors, crew members to assist in various ways, and so on and so forth. While the basics are […]

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THOROUGHBREDS

If there’s one emotion a lot of people don’t like to feel while watching a movie, or just in general, it’s feeling uncomfortable. Nobody wants to feel that way. We watch movies to escape and make us feel good, right? Well, some do. I love a feel-good movie as […]

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THE CLOVERFIELD PARADOX

Cloverfield was a perfectly fine, entertaining found footage monster movie. That’s all it ever was, and all it ever should have been. We never needed a sequel, and we certainly didn’t need it to start a connected universe with other films… yet here we are. In 2016, eight […]

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MURDER ON THE ORIENT EXPRESS

Is a film really only as good as its screenplay? Well, films are visual mediums to tell stories, so it seems like a compelling story with strong characters would be the only way to keep things interesting. The “visual medium” part of that definition is key, though. Screenplays are […]

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THE FOREIGNER

I’ve made it known in other reviews that I have a big soft spot for revenge films. I don’t know what it is, but there’s just something about watching someone getting back at the ones who wronged them that just strikes a primal chord with me. I’m also a big fan of martial arts […]

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JIGSAW

Not all good films are the same, nor do they all strive for the same goals. That’s why genres exist. A good horror film is not the same as a good drama film. You don’t go into a horror film expecting developed characters, great acting, or thematic depth. You go into one to hopefully be […]

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SAW FRANCHISE

There are a lot of different things that can be said about the Saw films. They’re gratuitously gory. A lot of the dialogue is bad, with some of the acting being even worse. They’re completely humorless and joyless. They have an incredibly intricate storyline and plot. The […]

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