Tag Archives: Thriller

Review in Brief: Titane (2021)

TITANE, isn’t that the car-f***ing movie? Yes, and so much more. Writer-director Julia Ducornau (RAW) has, within five years, unleashed on the world two of the most transcendent, bold and both warm and messed up films of the 21st century … Continue reading

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Review in Brief: Last Night in Soho (2021)

Edgar Wright’s latest is another dazzling, musically-lead genre cocktail that might not feel quite as singular as BABY DRIVER but still demonstrates that he is the best there is at this sort of thing. Thomasin McKenzie is Eloise, a fashion … Continue reading

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Review in Brief: Old (2021)

OLD is the kind of movie that makes you wonder, was M Night Shyamalan ever that good? The film follows several families trapped on an inescapable beech where time passes at such a rapid rate that children become adults in … Continue reading

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Review in Brief: Shorta (2020)

Slickly executed, punchy and almost unbearably tense, SHORTA really makes an impact in a world where a frankly insane amount of people from minority communities are still losing their lives to police brutality. After a botched arrest in a Danish … Continue reading

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Review in Brief: Riders of Justice (2020)

From its fable-like opening to its really rather schmaltzy Christmas closing moments and all the sudden acts of violence in-between, Anders Thomas Jensen’s RIDERS OF JUSTICE consistently delivers the unexpected. Markus (Mads Mikkelsen) returns home from military deployment to look … 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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Review in Brief: Nobody (2021)

More melancholy than TAKEN and far funnier than JOHN WICK, NOBODY doesn’t exactly lay new ground for films of its ilk but is really rather satisfying on its own terms. Hutch Mansell (Bob Odenkirk) is a suburban loser stuck in … Continue reading

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Review in Brief: Spiral: From the Book of Saw (2021)

Make no mistake, SPIRAL is a SAW movie, it’s not a bold new direction for the franchise. Bafflingly someone says at one point “Jigsaw didn’t target cops”, which makes you wonder how closely people have been watching the other films … 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: I Care a Lot (2020/21)

You can easily see why I CARE A LOT has been a divisive film. One ever-reliable truism to fall back on when talking about what makes a compelling film is that a protagonist doesn’t have to be likeable but they … Continue reading

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