Articles tagged jeffery deaver, thriller, james bond, ian fleming, 007

‘Malice’ and ‘Blown Away’ Are Two ‘90s Thrillers With Popcorn Niche Appeal

Star casts and noirish action make for fun nostalgia viewing.

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‘The Connection’ Makes Familiar Paths Exciting Again

Although there's not much new in its' story, the way that director Cédric Jimenez balances formal style and emotional substance makes The Connection a worthwhile watch.

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The New ‘Poltergeist’ Is Stylish and Only Slightly Stupid

“Isn’t it like, you know, very uncool to move all those bodies and…” “Well, it’s not like it was an ancient tribal burial

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Despite Its Flaws and Clichés, ‘Blindspot’ Certainly Isn’t Boring

Co-stars Stapleton and Alexander have enough charisma for the limelight, but will that be enough?

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Gotham: Season 2, Episode 2 - “Knock, Knock”

Turning focus to the off-kilter, almost wacky band of villains announcing themselves as the "Maniax", this episode pushes silliness into the realm of the macabre with more violence, more madness, and more theatricality.

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‘Cop Car’ Is Thrilling Barebones Filmmaking

Utilizing minimalism to great success, Cop Car proves that a simple premise doesn't mean a dull film.

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‘The Riot Club’ Is a Whole Lot of Rioting and Not Much Else

In attempting to lambast the privileged aristocracy of Britain's top universities, The Riot Club gets too caught up in its hedonistic ethos to say anything substantial.

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Holding Death Hostage: Human Enigma in ‘The Order of Death’

Hugh Fleetwood's story of murder and guilt evades the clear resolutions of mystery-narratives, opting for a disturbing disquisition on human enigma.

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How to Get Away With Murder: Season 2, Episode 1 - “It’s Time to Move On”

Fresh off an Emmy Win, Viola Davis brings Annalise Keating back to the screen, with plenty of blood on her hands.

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‘Everest’ Sets You Up for Worry

Everst features any number of clichés, from dramatic scoring and lingering looks at the airport to teary close-ups and dark clouds over far horizons.

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25 Sep 2015 // 11:15 AM

‘Blindspot’: Episode 1 - Pilot

NBC reinvents The Blacklist: How does Blindspot hold up?

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“Damned If You Do…”: ‘Gotham’ - Season 2, Episode 1

This season premiere opens the door for Gotham to shake things up in the Caped Crusader's city, leaving viewers with exciting questions about the fates (which may not be set in stone) of these beloved characters.

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‘Gotham’ Season 1: The City that Gave Rise to the Dark Knight

Gotham gives a sense of realism and depth to a city on the edge of anarchy, a cesspool of corruption and madness that spawns the kind of villainy only a superhero born of that place could combat.

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‘The Lesson’ Tries to Find Justice in an Apathetic System

The Lesson falls short of excellence, but it still manages to be an impressively competent tale of the trials of economic desolation in a post-Soviet state.

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Double Take: ‘The Lady Vanishes’ (1938)

Now you see her; now you don't: Double Take #21 admits to seeing The Lady Vanishes and tries to find its political undercurrent.

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‘Mad Max: Fury Road’ Makes for a Furiously Good Time

Fury Road is a tour de force that may be the definitive Mad Max film, with a rich story world and intriguing characters and a Blu-ray featuring 90 minutes of making-of material.

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‘The New Girlfriend’ Fails to Live Up to François Ozon’s Best Work

Ozon continues to shift genre and bend gender with The New Girlfriend, but the results feel clumsy and calculated when compared with the director’s best work.

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‘Goodnight Mommy’ Messes With Our Minds Using Nightmares, Twins—and a Single Mom

Austria's 2016 entry for the Best Foreign Language Film Academy Award, directed by Severin Fialo and Veronika Franz, makes effective use of a Scary Children plotline.

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‘The Transporter Refueled’ Should Actually Be the Transporter, Rejected

An overly familiar pile of action movie clichés lacking the one element -- Jason Statham -- that made the original franchise worthwhile

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Postmortem: Did ‘True Detective’ Do Justice to Latino California?

In its shift to the different psychosphere of California, the show’s second season perpetuated Latino stereotypes instead of giving us a deeper and truer examination of the Golden State

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Ruby Amanfu Stirs the Heart at Rockwood (Photos) + "Shadow on the Wall" Video

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"Ruby Amanfu possess a beautiful, smokey voice that can elicit tears. Watch her video for "Shadow on the Wall" and catch her on tour.

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