Tag Archives: Thriller

Watcher (2022) ☆☆☆(3/4): Is somebody watching her?

“Watcher” is a modest but effective psychological thriller film driven by one little insidious possibility. Although you will not be surprised much by what it will serve you along the plot, the movie did a fairly competent job of maintaining … Continue reading

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Catch the Fair One (2021) ☆☆☆(3/4): Her grim search for her younger sister

“Catch the Fair One”, which won the Audience Award when it was premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival in last year, is a gritty thriller film mainly driven by its flawed heroine’s determination and desperation. As she boldly delves into … Continue reading

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Are You Lonesome Tonight? (2021) ☆☆☆(3/4): A humid noir set in Guangzhou, China

Chinese film “Are You Lonesome Tonight?” will haunt you with its gritty noir tale drenched in lots of palpable summer heat and humidity. I must tell you that you may often get quite confused due to its rather convoluted plot … Continue reading

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The Anchor (2022) ☆☆☆(3/4): An anchor in crisis

South Korean film “The Anchor” is another typical woman-in-crisis flick, but it did the job a bit better than expected. Although the story becomes a little too contrived during its last act in my humble opinion, the movie mostly works … Continue reading

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The Outfit (2022) ☆☆☆1/2(3.5/4): The Cutter of Chicago

To be frank with you, it is not that easy to describe how much I enjoyed “The Outfit”, a small but undeniably dexterous thriller film which engaged me much more than expected. Because of many of its pleasures come from … Continue reading

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All the Old Knives (2022) ☆☆1/2(2.5/4): One treacherous dinner between them

“All the Old Knives”, which was released on Amazon Prime in last week, works best whenever it revolves around the increasingly uneasy interactions between its two main characters. Both of them need to be discreet as much as possible because … Continue reading

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Zeros and Ones (2021) ☆☆(2/4): A murky and rambling work by Abel Ferrara

I admire how Abel Ferrara have steadily continued his interesting filmmaking career during last 20 years. While he may have passed his prime period after a string of fascinating works he made in US during the 1990s, this distinctive American … Continue reading

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Deep Water (2022) ☆☆☆(3/4): A tantalizing comeback work from Adrian Lyne

“Deep Water”, which was released on Amazon Prime in last week, works best when it tantalizingly toys with the suspicion and mistrust surrounding a couple at the center of the story. It is a bit disappointing that the movie comes … Continue reading

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Black Crab (2022) ☆☆1/2(2.5/4): A risk mission on the ice

Swedish Netflix film “Black Crab”, which was released a few days ago, does not bring anything particularly new to its gritty genre territory, and that was rather disappointing to me when I watched it in one early morning. Although it … Continue reading

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Windfall (2022) ☆☆1/2(2.5/4): Three people stuck in one place

Netflix film “Windfall”, which was released on last Friday, is a little modest thriller which could be a solid entertainment if it simply trusted its three principle cast members. As well-qualified performers, they do their best with its rather thin … Continue reading

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