Category: thriller

Cam [2018] ★★½

This Netflix movie came out of nowhere. I had no idea what it was, I wasn’t familiar with most of the actors, but somehow I ended up clicking play. Much to my surprise, it was an intriguing thriller, a bit similar to “Searching”, but not quite as good. […]

Venom [2018] ★★

First the good news: “Venom” isn’t as bad as some early reviews led me to believe. The “Catwoman” comparison caught me off guard, but now that I’ve seen it, I can definitely vouch for “Venom”. Unlike Halle Berry, Tom Hardy makes a believable Eddie Brock, the everyday reporter […]

Searching [2018] ★★★½

It took 9 months, but the best thriller of the year is finally here. The gripping, nerve-frying suspense in this movie will pin you to your seat. And yet, movies like “Searching” are so easy to get wrong (hello, “Unfriended”, “Friend request” and other films of the same […]

Peppermint [2018] ★★

I left the theater wondering if this movie should have been a TV series instead. There is enough material here to fill out a 10-episode Netflix show, which makes the movie itself feel oddly unfinished. But at least I can start on a positive note: Jennifer Garner is […]

Unsane [2018] ★★★

Looking for a solid thriller to get lost in? “Unsane” is the movie for you. Steven Soderbergh, a master when it comes to experimental filmmaking, takes it to a whole new level in his latest mind-bender. The movie was shot entirely with an iPhone 7 plus, but in […]

A Quiet Place [2018] ★★★

This is the horror movie we’ve all been waiting for. Director John Krasinski (who would have thought) delivers the creepy goods, leaving us unnerved, terrified, and exhilarated. This is “A Quiet Place” in a nutshell, a tense and extremely well-crafted tale of survival. Krasinski himself plays a family […]

Red Sparrow [2018] ★★½

 Check your brain at the door. This tense, often confusing spy-thriller starring Jennifer Lawrence as a Bolshoi ballerina-turned-spy, gets a lot of things right, but also a lot of things wrong. My advice: go with the illogic or you’ll miss the fun. And there’s plenty of fun in […]

The Commuter [2018] ★★½

 Liam Neeson is on a train. No, his daughter hasn’t been kidnapped. I know you’re tempted to call it “Taken” on a train. Or maybe “Non-Stop” the train version. Ok, I’ll stop. Director Jaume Collet-Serra, who directed Neeson in several films before, throws our hero this time around […]