Dark Crimes (2018)

You’re the girl in the inner room. Alicja is your story. You talked, he wrote it down. I suppose it’s almost impossible to use an exuberant color palette for a film situated in a Slavic country. Every time the story takes place in such a communist or ex-communist country, the screen is filled with depressing […]

Thoroughbreds (2017)

First it was borderline personality,then severe depression, yesterday, she said it was antisocial with schizoid tendency. She’s basically just flipping to random pages of the DSM-5and throwing medications at me. But I have a perfectly healthy brain. It just doesn’t contain feelings. There are films that aren’t much of a story and still leave a […]

Suburbicon (2017)

“The only thing Suburbicon is missing is you. Isn’t it time for your new start? Come home to Suburbicon.” It doesn’t happen often, but now I had a feeling I didn’t really understand what I’d watched. Not that “Suburbicon” was a complicated, incomprehensible film. But I didn’t know what the initial intention was of the […]

Brawl in cell block 99 (2017)

A former boxer-turned-drug runner lands in a prison battleground after a deal gets deadly. Genre : Crime/Drama Country : USA Cast : Vince Vaughn : Bradley Thomas Jennifer Carpenter : Lauren Thomas Don Johnson : Warden Tuggs Director : S. Craig Zahler My opinion on “Brawl in Cell Block 99” “You said you would never […]

Film Review : Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri (2017)

“Raped while Dying. Still no arrests. How come, chief Willoughby?” Those who read my writing attempts occasionally, know that I thoroughly hate everything that has the appearance of a serial or when prequels and sequels are being produced just to exploit the story even further. So, don’t panic while reading the following statement. I hope […]

Turnabout (2016)

A troubled man survives a suicide attempt. He calls an old friend to rescue him in the middle of the night. Their journey is just beginning, and by daybreak, a tragedy will surface. Genre : Drama Country : USA Cast : George Katt : Billy Waylon Payne : Perry Rosebud Baker : Sherri Director : […]

Sleepless (2017)

Vincent Downs is a cop in Las Vegas, who’s partnered with a crooked cop. His partner asks him to steal some drugs, which they do. But what they don’t know is that the drugs belong to a crime family, the Novaks who goes after anyone who crosses them. Genre : Crime Country : USA Cast […]

Live by night (2016)

A group of Boston-bred gangsters set up shop in balmy Florida during the Prohibition era, facing off against the competition and the Ku Klux Klan. Genre : Crime/Drama Country : USA Cast :  Ben Affleck : Joe Coughlin Chris Messina : Dion Bartolo Zoe Saldana : Graciela Director : Ben Affleck My opinion “I swore […]

Hotel Noir (2012)

Los Angeles, 1958: a detective holes up in a downtown hotel awaiting killers to come get him. During the course of one night he will meet various occupants of the hotel and the truth of how he came to be in his present situation will be revealed. Genre : Crime/Drama Country : USA Cast :  […]

Heist (2015)

When their attempt to rob a casino owned by the feared gangster Pope goes awry and a shootout ensues, Vaughn and Cox are forced to flee on foot and hijack city Bus 657 and take the passengers hostage. Genre : Crime/Action Country : USA Cast :  Jeffrey Dean Morgan : Vaughn Robert De Niro : […]

Cash Only (2015)

Elvis Martini is in deep trouble. He’s in big debt to bookies and his daughter’s school and his building is about to be foreclosed on. He finds cash in an evicted tenant’s apartment and it briefly keeps the wolves at bay, but it brings out an even bigger wolf. His daughter is kidnapped and Elvis […]

Carnage Park (2016)

Part crime caper gone awry, part survival horror film, this 1970s set thriller depicts a harrowing fight for survival after a pair of wannabe crooks botch a bank heist and flee into the desert, where they inexplicably stumble upon Carnage Park, a remote stretch of wilderness occupied by a psychotic ex-military sniper. Genre : Crime/Horror […]

Term Life (2016)

A guy wanted around town by various hit men hopes to stay alive long enough for his life insurance policy to kick in and pay out for his estranged daughter. Genre : Crime Country : USA Cast : Vince Vaughn : Nick Barrow Hailee Steinfeld : Cate Barrow Jonathan Banks : Harper Director : Peter […]

7 Minutes (2014)

Three friends, Sam, Mike and Owen, are forced by circumstance to commit a brazen robbery. What begins as a simple plan quickly becomes a dangerous game of life and death. As each minute of the robbery unfolds, the stakes are pushed higher and higher. Genre : Crime Country : USA Cast : Luke Mitchell :Sam […]

The Midnight Man (2016)

When Grady, an assassin with a genetic disorder that renders him unable to feel pain, is sent on a high-stakes assignment, his world is turned upside-down after an attack when he awakens to discover that he can feel pain for the first time in his life. With the clock ticking and his greatest asset gone, […]

Lila & Eve (2015)

Lila, a grief-stricken mother reeling from her son’s murder, attends a support group where she meets Eve, who urges her to take matters into her own hands to track down her son’s killers. They soon embark on a journey of revenge, but also recovery. Genre : Drama/Crime Country : USA Cast : Jennifer Lopez : […]

Exposed (2016)

Detective Galban, finds his partner and close friend, Detective Cullen, murdered in an underground subway. On the hunt for the killer, Galban begins to suspect his partner may have been heavily involved in drug dealing and police corruption. As Galban investigates, people who knew Cullen, are conveniently found dead. The closer Galban gets his Lieutenant […]

Top Dog (2014)

London bad boy Billy Evans gets in over his head when he joins a dangerous criminal gang.  Genre : Crime/Drama Country : UK Cast : Leo Gregory : Billy Evans Ricci Harnett : Mickey Vincent Regan : Watson Director : Martin Kemp My opinion Low-budget indie films originating from the UK don’t always guarantee quality. […]

Focus (2015)

Nicky Spurgeon is an extremely accomplished con man who takes an amateur con artist, Jess, under his wing. Nicky and Jess become romantically involved, and with Nicky’s profession of being a liar and a cheater for a living, he realizes that deception and love are things that don’t go together. They split, only to see […]

The Aggression Scale (2012)

When out-on-bail mob boss Bellavance discovers that $500,000 of his money is missing, he sends four hardcore hit men to send a “loud and messy” message to the suspected thieves’ families. But when the killers invade the Rutledge home, they’ll meet the household’s emotionally disturbed young son Owen. Owen has a history of violent behavior, […]

The Calling / The Two Faces of January (2014)

A twin review. The Calling Genre : Thriller Country : USA Cast : Susan Sarandon : Hazel Micallef Gil Bellows : Ray Green Ellen Burstyn : Emily Micallef Director : Jason Stone Summary Detective Hazel Micallef hasn’t had much to worry about in the sleepy town of Fort Dundas until a string of gruesome murders […]

Jamesy Boy (2014)

The true story of James Burns who, as a teenager goes from the suburban street gangs of Denver to a maximum-security prison cell surrounded by hardened criminals. In this unlikely setting, will James emerge with hope and a brighter future?Genre: Biography/Crime Country : USACast : Spencer Lofranco : James Mary-Louise Parker : Tracy James Woods […]

Runner Runner (2013)

Princeton grad student Richie, believing he’s been swindled, travels to Costa Rica to confront online gambling tycoon Ivan Block. Richie is seduced by Block’s promise of immense wealth, until he learns the disturbing truth about his benefactor. When the FBI tries to coerce Richie to help bring down Block, Richie faces his biggest gamble ever: […]