Tag Archives: Thriller

I Don’t Feel at Home in This World Anymore (2017) ☆☆☆(3/4): What happens to Ruth

Netflix film “I Don’t Feel at Home This World Anymore” is a little dark comedy which becomes more absurd and violent than expected as bouncing from one point to another along with its two main characters. We are tickled at … Continue reading

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Malignant (2021) ☆☆1/2(2.5/4): A nutty outrageous horror thriller film by James Wan

James Wan’s new film “Malignant” is so relentlessly nutty and outrageous that I am still scratching my head on how to evaluate whether it works. While I did get a fair share of laughs and thrills from this rather deranged … Continue reading

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John and the Hole (2021) ☆☆(2/4): A boy who traps his family in the hole

“John and the Hole” begins with a very twisted story promise to grab your attention, but it is unfortunately not developed into something really interesting or compelling as humorlessly trudging along its increasingly flat storyline. While this is not a … Continue reading

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Pig (2021) ☆☆☆1/2(3.5/4): Where is his pig?

“Pig” is as simple as its very title suggests, but it somehow came to hold my attention for not only what it is about but also how it is about. Mainly driven by its solitary hero’s quiet but strong determination, … Continue reading

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Blood Red Sky (2021) ☆☆1/2(2.5/4): A little setback on one hijacked plane

Netflix film “Blood Red Sky”, which was released a few weeks ago, attempts an amusing mix of two different genres during its 2-hour flight, but its flight turns out to be too trite and predictable to me. I am wondering … Continue reading

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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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