Tag Archives: Mystery

‘Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy’ at 10 – Review

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Review in Brief: Batman: The Long Halloween, Part Two (2021)

THE LONG HALLOWEEN, PART TWO definitely lands. Like Part One it’s been somewhat streamlined and stripped back from Jeph Loeb’s imposing comic but does the complex characters justice and keeps you riveted and on your toes throughout. After months out … Continue reading

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Review in Brief: The Woman in the Window (2021)

The most annoying thing about THE WOMAN IN THE WINDOW is that Amy Adams gives a good performance. The next is that the film, about an agoraphobic child psychologist who is convinced she witnesses a murder in the house across … Continue reading

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Reviews in Brief: Fear Street Trilogy (2021)

Welcome to Shadyside for a trilogy of horror films telling the story of the curse of Sarah Fier. This might have been inspired by the books of RL Stine, but be warned – GOOSEBUMPS this ain’t. FEAR STREET PART 1: … Continue reading

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Review in Brief: Batman: The Long Halloween, Part One (2021)

Batfans have been clamouring for this one for a long time. Faithfully based on Jeph Loeb’s run of the comics, THE LONG HALLOWEEN follows Batman (Jensen Ackles) on the tail of a holiday-themed serial killer as he works with DA … Continue reading

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Review in Brief: Oxygen (2021)

An amnesiac woman (Mélanie Laurent) wakes up in a sci-fi cryo pod and has to figure out why she is there and how to escape using her logic and an only intermittently helpful AI (Mathieu Amalric). There have been lots … Continue reading

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Review in Brief: Run (2020)

Non-specific spoilers for RUN ahead. If there’s one mystery-thriller movie trope that really needs to die, it’s the Convenient Incriminating Evidence Box. Aneesh Chaganty’s sophmore feature is far less assured than SEARCHING, being about 50 minutes of a decent thriller … Continue reading

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The Vast of Night (2019) Review

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Review in Brief: Butt Boy (2019/20)

Indie horror-mystery BUTT BOY has the schlockiest of schlocky conceits, but approaches it completely straight. Amazingly, it works. It’s a classic tale of a deadbeat alcoholic cop on the hunt for a serial killer, only this serial killer seems to … Continue reading

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Knives Out (2019) Review

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