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Articles tagged thriller

Friday, June 27 2014

You Can’t Know the Answer in ‘Enemy’

Director Denis Villeneuve's most successful film to date is a baffling mood piece, a puzzle designed with no solution.


Friday, June 20 2014

‘The Monkey’s Paw’ Is Not a Bad Little Film

This low-budget thriller manages a few creepy moments.


Monday, June 9 2014

Forget Boy Scout; Jack Ryan Is an Eagle Scout to the Extreme

In his latest incarnation, Jack Ryan is always the most observant, most competent, most morally upstanding guy in the room.


Tuesday, February 25 2014

‘Fallen Land’: A Provocative Descent from Ambition to Madness

Unorthodox literary tactics imbue Fallen Land with psychological drama, keen social commentary, and riveting suspense all at once.


Tuesday, September 28 2010

‘Mr. Peanut’: Malice in Marriage

Mr. Peanut never truly takes off: it merely stays mired in the failings of marriage without anything resembling an in-depth look at why some people are so unhappy in their unions.


Tuesday, August 17 2010

In ‘Dog Blood’, One is Meant to Love—Or At Least Relate To—Thy Hater

Imagine a George A. Romero zombie flick told from the point-of-view of the zombies. It wouldn’t work, because we would have to empathize with the antagonists, which would make them seem a little less terrifying.


Tuesday, July 1 2008

The Narcissist’s Daughter by Craig Holden

One of the better literary thrillers I’ve read in a long while, a revenge tale that twists into a well-constructed edge-of-your- sofa-cushion murder story.


Tuesday, June 3 2008

Manhattan Nocturne: by Colin Harrison

The story turns on the fate of two illicitly filmed voyeur videos – the saddest and strangest sexual encounters ever conceived.


Tuesday, February 12 2008

Michael Jackson’s ‘Thriller’ turns 25


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