Articles tagged thriller

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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Watch the First Episode of New TNT Drama Series ‘Animal Kingdom’ (sponsor)

Watch the pilot episode of the thrilling new TNT series, Animal Kingdom, which debuts on TV June 14th.

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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’

LarraĆ­n 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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Formulating ‘The Hunger Games’ Part 1: When Books Catch Fire

Like The Hunger Games? There are a lot of similar books that you'll love. Think The Hunger Games stories are a rip off? Read on; the same applies.

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‘Green Room’ Strikes Visual and Emotional Balances

Jeremy Saulnier's film underscores the basic drives and manipulations of belonging, of social existence.

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The Walking Dead: Season 6, Episode 16 - “Last Day on Earth”

Rick and the rest of the survivors finally face off with Negan's full force of Saviors; for the first time, they're the hunted rather than the hunters.

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11.22.63: Season 1, Episode 8 - “The Day in Question”

In the end, the most important question ends up being the choice between grand gestures and quiet heroism.

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The Walking Dead: Season 6, Episode 15 - “East”

As Carol departs, Morgan and Rick seek her, and Daryl seeks revenge in a visually rich and resonant episode.

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11.22.63: Season 1, Episode 7 – “Soldier Boy”

Time and identity are the main antagonists as the series counts down to the day in question.

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Supernatural: Season 11, Episode 16 - “Safe House”

The show returns from spring break with a nostalgic monster-of-the-week episode as it deals with its ever-present past.

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Boston Underground Film Festival 2016: ‘Kill Your Friends’

American Psycho heads across the pond in a fun, albeit derivative, dark comedy about a sociopathic music label A&R man in the midst of the Britpop craze.

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28 Mar 2016 // 9:00 AM

The Night Manager: Season 1, Episode 3

Finally the show starts to resemble a spy thriller, and benefits from renewed focus and drive. Come now to leper -- sorry, I mean Roper Island!

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Cage the Elephant Ignite Central Park with Kickoff for Summerstage Season

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"Cage the Elephant rocked two sold-out nights at Summerstage and return to NYC for a free show May 29th. Info on that and a preview of the full Summerstage schedule is here.

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