Tag Archive: Mystery

M. Night Shyamalan’s GLASS (2019) delivers an unexpected and dramatic conclusion to his ‘Unbreakable’ trilogy

Glass is a psychological thriller and the final step to M. Night Shyamalan‘s trilogy of grounded superhero films, and it only took us 19 years to get here. It’s a sequel to both… Continue reading

Netflix’s BLACK MIRROR: BANDERSNATCH (2018) gives you the illusion of choice

Black Mirror: Bandersnatch takes the form of a choose-your-own-adventure film, an experiment by Netflix that allows the viewer to make storyline choices for the protagonist leading to a range of possible endings… But… Continue reading

BAD TIMES AT THE EL ROYALE (2018) is more of a bad time than a good one

Written and directed by Drew Goddard, Bad Times at the El Royale is a neo-noir crime thriller following several shady strangers who all happen upon each other at a rundown hotel where everything… Continue reading

Season 1 of DECEPTION (2018) brings out all the tricks to keep you engaged

Deception could have been just another average TV crime drama series that hits all the clichés but the added angle of a magician working with the FBI turned it into a rather engaging… Continue reading

Netflix’s APOSTLE (2018) is a bloody, brutal, and unsettling cult thriller

Netflix’s Apostle follows Thomas Richardson (Dan Stevens) who in 1905 ventures on a mission to rescue his sister from the clutches of a dangerous religious cult. From the mind of writer/director Gareth Evans… Continue reading

Netflix’s MANIAC (2018) is a bizarre mindbender that throws ‘normal’ out the window

Netflix’s Maniac follows two strangers who partake in a mysterious pharmaceutical trial that will no doubt change their lives for good. Maniac is a limited series written and directed by Cary Joji Fukunaga… Continue reading

SEARCHING (2018) is a deeply engaging mystery thriller bolstered by an emotional lead performance

From first-time writer/director Aneesh Chaganty, Searching is a mystery thriller about a father’s desperate search for his missing 16 year old daughter. Who’d have thought paying to stare at a computer screen for an… Continue reading

Blake Lively and Anna Kendrick shine in A SIMPLE FAVOUR (2018)

A Simple Favour is a crime thriller/comedy directed by Paul Feig and starring the charismatic duo Blake Lively and Anna Kendrick. From the initial trailer A Simple Favour presents itself as a crime mystery… Continue reading

‘THE COMMUTER’ (2018) Movie Review – A Decent Crime Mystery With A Train-Wreck Of A Third Act

Well it’s another year and we have Liam Neeson in yet another action movie still going toe to toe against bad guys at least 20 years younger than him and somehow coming out… Continue reading

‘GAME NIGHT’ (2018) Movie Review – Phenomenal Writing On Top Of Hilarious Performances

Game Night is a comedy/crime-mystery directed by John Francis Daley and Jonathan Goldstein and puts a talented cast in a sticky situation when during their high-concept game night the lines between what’s real… Continue reading