Articles tagged thriller

‘The Shallows’ Takes Anthropomorphising Deeper

The camera hovers over the ocean's surface or dips below, forcing you, too, to scan apprehensively through the blue-green waters for this relentless stalker.

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‘10 Cloverfield Lane’ Just Goes to Show: It Could Be Worse

This is a fascinating if not always successful experiment that makes you realize there are far worse films to be locked in an underground bunker with.

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‘The Magnetic Monster’ Lacks Magnetism

Something borrowed, something blah.

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‘Someone Else’ Director Nelson Kim on the Fluidity of Identity

"The puzzle, or mindfuck film, if you will, is an inherently cinematic idea. Something about the very nature of cinema invites playing around with different levels of reality."

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‘The Revenant’ Is Both Unquestionably Unpleasant and Incredibly Beautiful

Iñárritu immense skills with the camera eye, taking in the expansive, cruel landscape and harsh, cold mountain ranges in an appreciation that rivals the best nature paintings.

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Fantôm Menace: The Films of ‘Fantômas’

One can’t help but feel as though the movements of this romantic and dreamlike world are the work of some whimsical puppet-mastery.

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Recent History Reduced to ‘13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi’

13 Hours takes a politically fraught event and turns it into another Michael Bay shoot-out

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‘Crimson’ Tests Even Those Most Committed to Eurotrash Film

The best thing about the Crimson DVD is the commentary by historian Richard Harland Smith.

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Bloodline: Season 2, Episode 1 - “Part 14”

Black sheep Danny Rayburn continues to cast a long, dark shadow in episode one of Netflix's Florida Keys family drama.

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Supernatural: Season 11, Episode 23 - “Alpha and Omega”

There were some sparks of life in the season finale, but did anything really happen?

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Jodie Foster’s First Great Performance: ‘The Little Girl Who Lives Down the Lane’

Why has this low-budget Canadian-French production flown under the radar?

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“Standing in the Sun”: ‘Scandal’ in the Age of ‘The New Jim Crow’

The counter-narrative in Scandal brings up complicated -- and necessary -- questions about race.

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19 May 2016 // 2:30 AM

‘The Walking Dead’: Negan as Sadomasochistic Fantasy

Hot dad and sadistic villain -- why casting Jeffrey Dean Morgan as Negan works so well.

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Cannes 2016: In Pursuit of a Poet in Pablo Larraín’s ‘Neruda’

Larraín riffs on Pablo Neruda's biography to create an idiosyncratic and stylized portrait of pursuer and pursued.

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In ‘Money Monster’, Everyone Is Watching, But No One Is Listening

Money Monster is stuck between indictments, encouraging you to be mad at the bad media makers, the players in the crooked financial industry, and you, the reckless consumers.

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Albanian Hell is Cold in ‘Cash Only’

Though it may not be the most originally plotted crime drama, Cash Only executes its conceit with technical skill and emotional honesty.

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Independent Film Festival Boston 2016: ‘High-Rise’

High-Rise may not reach the heights it aspires to, but the chaos of trying to get there makes for a good time.

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Independent Film Festival Boston 2016: ‘The Lovers and the Despot’

An unbelievable story anchors The Lovers and the Despot, but a reluctance to frame it in an insightful way cripples it.

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Independent Film Festival Boston 2016: ‘The Blackcoat’s Daughter’

Taut, brutal, and atmospheric, The Blackcoat's Daughter is a bold but slightly derivative effort from debut director Osgood Perkins.

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‘The Whip Hand’ Runs Free With the Other Tied Behind Its Back

From Nazis to the Cold War in one painful lesson.

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The Glow Lives on in Taimak's 'The Last Dragon'

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"The actor's memoir is a backtracking through a life under scrutiny and a life eventually left to chance.

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