Tag Archive: Thriller

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 YOU builds tension well but can’t hold it

You is a drama thriller following Joe Goldberg (Penn Badgley), a bookstore manager by day and stalker by day and night who sets his sights on the woman of his dreams and does… 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

Netflix’s BIRD BOX (2018) is tense but falls short of its potential

Netflix’s Bird Box stars Sandra Bullock and follows a group of strangers forced to navigate their dystopian world blindfolded in order to survive the monsters that roam the Earth. Bird Box paints itself… Continue reading

WIDOWS (2018) has some great ideas but poor execution

Steve McQeen is back with Widows, his directorial followup to 2013’s Oscar winning¬†12 Years a Slave. Widows is a crime thriller that follows four women who organise a heist after their now deceased… Continue reading

Michael comes home to finish what he started in HALLOWEEN (2018)

40 years after the events of John Carpenter‘s original Halloween Laurie Strode (Jamie Lee Curtis) has been preparing for her final confrontation with The Shape, and when he escapes from captivity she finally… Continue reading

Mike Flanagan’s THE HAUNTING OF HILL HOUSE is a chilling work of modern horror

The Haunting of Hill House follows the Crain family in both the past and present as they are haunted by memories from their past that threaten to tear them apart. From the mind… 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

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