Tag Archives: Thriller

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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Angel of Mine (2019) ☆☆☆(3/4): A disturbing maternal thriller starring Noomi Rapace

“Angel of Mine” is a disturbing maternal thriller which constantly unnerves us through a number of dark, intense moments of grief and obsession. Although there are several deficient spots including its rather contrived finale, the movie mostly works thanks to … Continue reading

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Fast Color (2018) ☆☆☆(3/4): The superpower running in her family

“Fast Color” is a little film which tries something different with its familiar premise. Revolving around the dynamic interactions among its three main characters who are connected with each other via not only blood and but also their inherited superhuman … Continue reading

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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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