Tag Archives: Thriller

Little Joe (2019) ☆☆1/2(2.5/4): Little flower of paranoia

Jessica Hausner’s new film “Little Joe” is a dry, detached psychological thriller which tantalizes us with its intriguing premise in the beginning and then only leaves us in a little too much of ambiguity in the end. While it is … Continue reading

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Knives Out (2019) ☆☆☆1/2(3.5/4): A deliciously entertaining whodunnit

Rian Johnson’s latest film “Knives Out” is a deliciously entertaining whodunnit which will delight any devoted fan of mystery novels like me. While I could see through its wily, dexterous handling of plot elements at time, I was really caught … Continue reading

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Doctor Sleep (2019) ☆☆☆(3/4): An eclectic sequel between King and Kubrick

Mike Flanagan’s new film “Doctor Sleep” is an eclectic sequel sandwiched between two contrasting sources of inspiration: Stephen King and Stanley Kubrick. While officially based on King’s novel of the same name which is a sequel to his famous horror … Continue reading

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The Forest of Love (2019) ☆☆(2/4): A monotonously self-indulgent work by Sion Sono

The works of Japanese filmmaker Sion Sono are definitely not something you can casually watch on Sunday afternoon. I still remember well how much I was chilled and disturbed by “Cold Fish” (2010), a remorselessly cold-blooded thriller about an ordinary … Continue reading

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Harpoon (2019) ☆☆☆(3/4): Friendship of Survival

“Harpoon” is a little entertaining film which often strikes us with nasty plot turns generated between a few characters stuck in a small limited setting. The main pleasure of the movie comes from how deftly it pulls out a number … Continue reading

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Knife+Heart (2018) ☆☆☆(3/4): Who’s killing her gay porn actors?

French film “Knife+Heart” is a cheerfully gaudy and goofy mix of cheap gay porn flicks and campy giallo horror movies of the 1970s. Although it is a bit shame that the movie does not try to be something more than … Continue reading

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Shoot the Piano Player (2018) ☆☆☆(3/4): A ‘blind’ piano player in trouble

Indian film “Shoot the Piano Player”, which was recently released in South Korea as “The Blind Melody”, is a ridiculously funny black comedy thriller packed with some good laughs and wild twists. Although it is uneven and incoherent at times … Continue reading

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