Articles tagged thriller

‘Five Came Back’ Is an Unusual and Seminal Suspenser

This film feels like a template for subsequent multi-character airplane-disaster and crash projects, all the way down to Lost.

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Mr. Robot: Episode 5 - “3xploit.wmv”

In this Steel Mountain heist episode, much of F Society's plan rests on exploiting the faults in the human mind.

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‘It Follows’ Has a Deep Dread on Its Mind

This movie is often creepy and unnerving, but it's not unbearably terrifying, if only because Mitchell's distinctive voice as a filmmaker is such a pleasure to behold.

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Police Brutality Is in the Headlines, So Where Is Our Jim Gordon of ‘Gotham’?

If you didn’t watch the first season of FOX’s Gotham, you’ve missed out on some fascinating commentary on the real-world problems of police brutality and corruption.

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The Maltese Spin-Offs: ‘Satan Met a Lady’ and ‘The Maltese Bippy’

These are not the gospel according to Dashiell Hammett.

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The Family in ‘Strangerland’ Is Lost in the Australian Desert

Strangerland offers few clear-cut causes and effects. Rather, it considers broader themes, including the consequences of sexual repression and social secrecy.

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‘Self/Less’ Gives Life Lessons for Rich People

Even if we give the protagonist his newly found joie de vivre a pass, what with him essentially being brought back from the dead and all, it's still pointless.

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See Ya Later, Terminator: How ‘Genisys’ Destroyed More Than the Future

From the casting to the concept, this latest attempt to revive the struggling film series is nothing but a CG stunt, a gimmick that gets old quickly.

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It’s Good to Be Afraid of Pablo in ‘Escobar: Paradise Lost’

Benicio del Toro is perfect as the infamous drug lord. He looms in frames even when he's off to the side, pressed into a lower corner or out of focus.

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Michael Mann Delves Into Digital Video With the Underwhelming ‘Blackhat’

Globe-trotting and often ridiculous, Blackhat plays like a dour, withholding installment of Mission: Impossible.

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Hitchcock’s ‘Jamaica Inn’ Is a Good Film That’s Been Sullied by a Bad Print - Until Now

A sparkling new restoration from the British Film Institute, derived from an archival negative, makes the case that Jamaica Inn is much better than its reputation.

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CONTEST: Brad Meltzer’s ‘The President’s Shadow’ + $100 Visa gift card

Enter for your chance to win a copy of Brad Meltzer's new book The President’s Shadow + $100 Visa gift card.

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‘Wayward Pines’ Tinkers With Familiar Strangeness

Mixing together the perfection of Wisteria Lane, the damp environs of Twilight, and Twin Peaks, Wayward Pines is an intriguing collection of the familiar.

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You Can Tell Where ‘True Story’ Is Going Five Minutes In

No matter how much the ruthless male leads of this film (Jonah Hill and James Franco) try to control the narrative, it's all too obvious where their lie-fueled story is going.

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‘Child 44’ Is a Suspenseless Soviet-Era Misstep

By adding too many subplots and political asides to the true story of Soviet serial killer Andrei Chikatilo, Child 44 becomes a deadly bore.

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30 Mar 2015 // 9:20 AM

Exit Life, Pursued by a Bear: ‘Backcountry’

This indie horror flick finds a young couple stranded in the woods looking for safety in an uncaring natural world.

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An Interview with ‘Two Faces of January’ Writer-Director Hossein Amini

"There’s something about identity I think is very fascinating and the idea of people having secrets and I think we all have that in our life."

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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.

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

This low-budget thriller manages a few creepy moments.

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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.

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Perspectives on Death in 'Game of Thrones - A Nest of Vipers'

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