Tag Archives: Thriller

Escape from Mogadishu (2021) ☆☆☆(3/4): They must stick together for their escape

South Korean film “Escape from Mogadishu” is a gritty and intense action thriller flick which is loosely based on a real-life story between South and North Korean embassy in Mogadishu, Somalia in 1991. While often reminiscent of a bunch of … Continue reading

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False Positive (2021) ☆☆1/2(2.5/4): Something is wrong with her pregnancy…

“False Positive” is a psychological thriller movie which attempts to explore the female fear and anxiety on pregnancy. Clearly reminiscent of “Rosemary’s Baby” (1968), the movie is creepy and interesting enough to hold our attention during its first two acts, … Continue reading

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Till Death (2021) ☆☆☆(3/4): A modest chilly thriller film starring Megan Fox

“Till Death” is one of those fun thriller flicks you should watch without any knowledge on what it is about or how it is about. I enjoyed it enough despite seeing and then guessing a bit too much from its … Continue reading

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Hard Hit (2021) ☆☆☆(3/4): There is a bomb right under him….

South Korean film “Hard Hit” is an efficient thriller which drives along its tight plot better than expected. While surely reminiscent of many other similar thriller films including “Phone Booth” (2002), the movie quickly grabs our attention within its first … Continue reading

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Oxygen (2021) ☆☆☆(3/4): A taut claustrophobic SF thriller starring Mélanie Laurent

Netflix film “Oxygen”, which was released in last week, is a taut claustrophobic science fiction thriller which is solely driven by one simple premise. While you may notice some plot holes and contrivances after it is over, the movie will … Continue reading

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The Woman in the Window (2021) ☆☆(2/4): A disappointingly unreliable thriller

“The Woman in the Window”, which was released on Netflix in last week, is not as bad as I feared, but what a letdown it is. While I was not entirely bored, the movie never exceeded my expectation or surpassed … Continue reading

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Possessor (2020) ☆☆☆(3/4): Her tricky occupational hazard

“Possessor”, the second feature film by director/writer Brandon Cronenberg, is an oddly unnerving SF psychological thriller film which constantly disturbs us from the beginning to the end. While there are a number of gruesome moments which will definitely make you … Continue reading

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I Care a Lot (2020) ☆☆☆(3/4): Another deliciously devious turn by Rosamund Pike

The heroine of “I Care a Lot”, which is released in South Korean theaters on this Friday instead of being released on Netflix or Amazon Prime in several other countries including US, is a nasty piece of work. As an … Continue reading

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Promising Young Woman (2020) ☆☆☆(3/4): Avenging Young Woman

“Promising Young Woman” is a darkly curious mix of comedy and noir thriller which will surely disturb you for good reasons. The movie is rather uneven and disjointed at times in handling relevant gender issues, and I still have some … Continue reading

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I’m Your Woman (2020) ☆☆☆(3/4): She is on her own now – with a baby

“I’m Your Woman”, which was released on Amazon Prime a few weeks ago, is an interesting genre variation to be savored for a number of good reasons. The movie may not surprise you much on the whole as dryly and … Continue reading

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