Archive for the Thriller Category

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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THE SNOWMAN

There are a lot of experiences that can come out of watching a terrible film. It could be so ineptly made, that you can’t help but laugh at the low quality. It could be so boring and dull, that you don’t even care what’s happening on the screen. It […]

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WIND RIVER

One of my favorite things to do as a lover of film is keep track of the careers of budding artists. Taylor Sheridan is one of those artists. Starting out as a television actor in the 90’s, he moved onto bigger roles in popular shows like Veronica […]

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DETROIT

You have to be wary of those films out there that are marketed as, “The terrifying secret you never knew behind this big historical event.” 99% of the time it rings completely hollow and the films are usually just falsely crafted narratives to increase dramatic tension. There’s always that 1%, […]

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ATOMIC BLONDE

Ever since John Wick came out of nowhere to blow everybody away back in 2014, I’ve been eagerly awaiting the next projects from directors David Leitch and Chad Stahelski. Stahelski went on to make John Wick: Chapter 2, delivering one of the best action film sequels of all time (and my […]

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