Tag Archives: Thriller

Brawl in Cell Block 99 (2017) ☆☆☆(3/4): Inexorable descent into sheer brutality

While delivering a fair share of remorseless violence to shock you, “Brawl in Cell Block 99” patiently takes its time before delivering that, and I sort of appreciate its slow but inexorable descent into sheer brutality. While some of those … Continue reading

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Super Dark Times (2017) ☆☆☆(3/4): A dark, disturbing coming-of-age drama thriller

“Super Dark Times” is a dark, disturbing coming-of-age drama which turns out to be more unnerving and compelling than expected. Set in a suburban area of New York State, the movie initially presents itself as a calm, realistic depiction of … Continue reading

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Burning (2018) ☆☆☆(3/4): A slow-burning thriller from Lee Chang Dong

South Korean film “Burning”, which was recently shown at the Cannes Film Festival and is also currently being shown here in South Korea, is a slow but steady thriller drama which constantly baffles us throughout its 148-minute running time. Although … Continue reading

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You Were Never Really Here (2017) ☆☆☆1/2(3.5/4): Brutal and feverish

Often brutal and feverish, Lynne Ramsay’s new film “You Were Never Really Here” grabs our attention right from the very beginning with its vivid, striking mix of unnerving character study and grim noir thriller. Firmly sticking itself to its deeply … Continue reading

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All the Money in the World (2017) ☆☆☆(3/4): All he cares about is money

What a piece of work J. Paul Getty is. While being the richest man in the world, he was also probably the cheapest guy in the world, and Ridley Scott’s new film “All the Money in the World” is compelling … Continue reading

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Good Time (2017) ☆☆☆(3/4): Desperate hours

What a witless and hapless guy the hero of “Good Time” is. He thinks he can handle his messy situation, but things keep going wrong for him, and he only comes to find himself mired in more panic and desperation. … Continue reading

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Room No.7 (2017) ☆1/2(1.5/4): Witless and toothless

Watching South Korean film “Room No.7” was one of the most tedious experiences I have ever had during recent years. As a comedy, the movie is not funny at all, and, as far as I can remember, the audiences around … Continue reading

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