Tag Archives: Thriller

Greta (2018) ☆☆(2/4): She won’t be ignored…

As your average seasoned moviegoer, I know well that some bad thriller films like “Basic Instinct 2” (2006) can be categorized as ‘so-bad-so-good’, but Neil Jordan’s latest film “Greta” is not even that bad enough to amuse or tickle me. … Continue reading

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Parasite (2019) ☆☆☆1/2(3.5/4): An absurd family comedy by Bong Joon-ho

Bong Joon-ho’s latest film “Parasite’, which won the Palme d’Or at the Cannes Film Festival in last month while also incidentally distinguishing itself as the first South Korean film to receive the award, is a funny and enthralling genre piece … Continue reading

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Furie (2019) ☆☆☆(3/4): A gritty and stylish Vietnamese female action flick

Vietnamese action thriller film “Furie”, which is currently available on Netflix, tries to do something different within its genre territory, and I appreciated that even while noticing its imperfect aspects from time to time. Although it will instantly remind you … Continue reading

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The Perfection (2018) ☆☆☆(3/4): Twisty and nasty

Before watching Netflix film “The Perfection”, I read a review which advised me to avoid spoilers as much as possible, but, after watching the film, I found that one South Korean film critic recommended to watch its trailer first. While … Continue reading

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Glass (2019) ☆☆1/2 (2.5/4): A decidedly lukewarm superhero movie

“Glass”, which is supposed to be the concluding chapter for director/writer M. Night Shyamalan’s “Unbreakable” (2000) and “Split” (2016), is a decidedly lukewarm superhero movie which is fascinating enough to talk about but is not good enough to recommend. Although … Continue reading

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A Vigilante (2018) ☆☆☆(3/4): A female avenger against domestic violence

“A Vigilante” is a small but fascinating drama about one troubled woman who chooses a rather drastic way of fighting against domestic violence. While firmly sticking to its austere attitude, the movie works as a restrained but intense character study … Continue reading

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Dragged Across Concrete (2018) ☆☆☆(3/4): A gritty and vicious crime thriller

S. Criag Zahler’s latest work “Dragged Across Concrete” is a gritty and vicious crime thriller film testing our patience and tolerance in many different ways. Mainly revolving around two undeniably racist cop characters, the movie often unnerves us with their … Continue reading

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