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Topic: Thriller

The Thieves

Let it steal your heart and your evening.


Thriller

Rod Lott
When done right, few films can provide as much enjoyment as the heist picture. South Korea's The Thieves is one of them — epic in every sense of the word: in length, in scope and in entertainment.
 
Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Black's Game

Love crime films? Play it!


Thriller

Rod Lott
Here's how I knew the Icelandic crime thriller Black’s Game was going to be great:
 
Friday, February 1, 2013

Kill for Me

Roomies, sheesh!


Thriller

Rod Lott
Rent’s a bitch. And that is why, six months after her best friend went missing, Amanda (Katie Cassidy, TV’s Arrow) finally gives in to getting another roommate, Hailey (Tracy Spiridakos, TV’s Revolution). The two college students turn out to have something in common, however: abusive men.
 
Friday, February 8, 2013

The Factory

The ending is a crime.


Thriller

Rod Lott
Can a bad ending ruin an otherwise OK movie? In the case of The Factory, I believe it can.
 
Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Seven Psychopaths

And one derivative picture.


Comedy

Rod Lott
Seven's not a lucky number in the case of Seven Psychopaths, writer/director Martin McDonagh’s follow-up to the Oscar-nominated In Bruges. In fact, the math is all wrong, as I kept waiting for its disparate elements to add up. Unfortunately, it never did.
 
Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Sinister

It’s reel scary.


Horror

Rod Lott
Although horror movies rarely scare me, I love them. The most I can hope for is to be creeped out sufficiently, and Sinister satisfies that bill.
 
Saturday, February 16, 2013

The Bay

Terror tries to get ‘eek’-ological.


Horror

Rod Lott
What’s an Academy Award-winning director like Barry Levinson doing in a found-footage horror movie like The Bay? Trying to revive a Rain Man career, I’d assume, following 15 years of flops like Envy, Bandits and Man of the Year. Here's another.
 
Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Argo

2012's presumed Best Picture winner hits home video.


Thriller

Phil Bacharach
Generating suspense from a story that is a matter of historical record is no easy thing. That was the primary challenge facing Ben Affleck and Chris Terrio, the director-star and writer, respectively, of Argo, a thriller inspired by a real-life covert operation that helped rescue six U.S. embassy workers out of Iran during the 1979 hostage crisis.
 
Thursday, February 21, 2013

Compliance

Do as you’re told and watch ... if you can.


Thriller

Rod Lott
File Compliance under “stranger than fiction.” Although not a documentary, it is based on a true story, and one so utterly outrageous that many will refuse to believe it anyway.
 
Monday, February 25, 2013

The Loneliest Planet

Take a hike.


Drama

Rod Lott
It’s curious that the Internet Movie Database (among other sources) has classified The Loneliest Planet as a “thriller,” since the film forgoes not just all that genre’s trappings, but narrative altogether.
 
Wednesday, February 27, 2013
 
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