Movie Category: Thriller

Self/less 0

Self/less

Ben Kingsley body-swaps to become Ryan Reynolds, and then a bunch of shit happened, and I don’t remember how it ended.  Something about taking the red pills.

Songbird 0

Songbird

Near-post-apocalyptic vision of a 2024 where the COVID pandemic’s still in situ, which probably only found an audience because we were all still stuck inside with not much to do and had watched EVERYTHING...

Dark Waters 0

Dark Waters

Well, THIS was frigging bleak. Captivating, and definitely a vehicle to send you through an emotional wringer – but incredibly well-assembled. The Sisyphean task of taking on Du Pont is a narrative that rings...

Parasite 0

Parasite

I’ve no idea how we got onto this, other than maybe it being on a list of “20 worthy films to watch” in The Observer or something, but I’m so glad we did. Seeing...

Unhinged 0

Unhinged

“I’m gonna show you what a bad day looks like, lady”. Well, Russell – you certainly showed us what a bad film looks like.  I’ve no idea what this film was trying to set...

Tenet 0

Tenet

Probably best summed up by how I recalled it to Adrian – “I didn’t get it initially, then I THOUGHT I got it, and then sort-of understood it (or at least tried to convince...

Promising Young Woman 0

Promising Young Woman

What would you call her – an anti-daterape vigilante?  Quite a well-assembled if somewhat confronting film centring around the notion that even the niceguys behave like total dicks when they think they can get...

Limitless 0

Limitless

NOW we’re talking! Bradley Cooper not just goofing about like he did in The Hangover trilogy!  Fast-paced smart drug tale with a slightly-cheesy but satisfying finish. No idea how I’d missed this for the...

World War Z 0

World War Z

Revisit of a favourite from a few years back – sometimes you just need a stupid relentless onslaught of a zombie film that ISN’T comedy-oriented, and this is perfect.  I don’t think my earlier...

The Accountant 0

The Accountant

Affleck pushing the boundaries of common-sense, again. This summary tells you what you need to know:”As a math savant uncooks the books for a new client, the Treasury Department closes in on his activities...