Tag Archives: Thriller

Mosaic

HER STORY BEGINS WHERE HER LIFE ENDS.  A murder mystery that came in the shape of this miniseries and a mobile app featuring the same footage but allowing viewers to choose perspective. Innovative, but what matters for this review is the presentation of the miniseries. The story follows two timelines; the relationships between a successful … Continue reading Mosaic

Fifty Shades Freed

DON’T MISS THE CLIMAX.  After finally marrying, Ana and Christian (Dakota Johnson, Jamie Dornan) begin their new life together, but there is a constant threat against them in the shape of Ana’s former boss (Eric Johnson). The third and concluding chapter in this uneventful franchise has nothing interesting to say and no drama worth committing … Continue reading Fifty Shades Freed

All the Money in the World

J. PAUL GETTY HAD A FORTUNE. EVERYONE ELSE PAID THE PRICE.  In 1973, the grandson (Charlie Plummer) of the world’s richest man, J. Paul Getty (Christopher Plummer), is kidnapped by Italian mobsters and a ransom is demanded; however, Getty refuses to pay. This sordid, reality-based story is vividly brought to life by Ridley Scott who … Continue reading All the Money in the World

Practical Magic

PREPARE TO COME UNDER THEIR SPELL. Two Massachusetts sisters (Sandra Bullock, Nicole Kidman) who come from a long line of witches live with a curse that says any man who falls in love with them is doomed. Director Griffin Dunne followed up Addicted to Love (1997) with another romantic film, this one with a supernatural … Continue reading Practical Magic

The Professional

A PROFESSIONAL HITMAN, AN INNOCENT WITNESS, A CORRUPT DETECTIVE WHO WENT TOO FAR.  New York City hitman Léon Montana (Jean Reno) reluctantly lets a 12-year-old girl (Natalie Portman) into his life after her family is murdered by a corrupt DEA agent (Gary Oldman). One of Luc Besson’s most successful films is somewhat related to his … Continue reading The Professional

The Commuter

LIVES ARE ON THE LINE. On the same day that he’s fired, insurance salesman Michael McCauley (Liam Neeson) is approached by a mysterious woman (Vera Farmiga) on his commute home; she has a strange but lucrative offer… The fourth collaboration between Neeson and the director is an appealing thriller with a Hitchcock vibe that largely … Continue reading The Commuter

Devil

BAD THINGS HAPPEN FOR A REASON. In downtown Philadelphia, five strangers get stuck in an elevator in an office building where a mysterious suicide just took place; soon, the people in the elevator start dying one after another… M. Night Shyamalan created the story behind this thriller that borrows from Agatha Christie (especially ”And Then … Continue reading Devil

Manhunt: Unabomber

FIND THE TRUTH BEHIND THE HUNT.  In 1995, rookie FBI agent Jim Fitzgerald (Sam Worthington) is recruited to join the team that’s hunting the Unabomber, a man who’s been mailing bombs to targets all over the country… but Fitzgerald’s unconventional thinking clashes with his superiors. A miniseries that takes us behind the long investigation that … Continue reading Manhunt: Unabomber

The Fugitive: Doc on the Run

A MURDERED WIFE. A ONE-ARMED MAN. AN OBSESSED DETECTIVE. THE CHASE BEGINS.  If you ever come to Sylva, North Carolina, there is at least one must-see tourist attraction – the train wreck from The Fugitive (1993). After shooting this expensive action scene that had a bus colliding with a train, the crew left the wrecks … Continue reading The Fugitive: Doc on the Run