Submergence (2017)

Our world is firstly about power, it’s only secondly about education. A calm movie from time to time is something I welcome. Not again such a flashy, action-packed hero film where you’ll get nervous because the scenes follow each other in a rapid pace and stroboscopic effects get you a cutting headache. “Submergence” undoubtedly belongs […]

Euthanizer (2018)

Everyone has to pay for the pain that they’ve caused. Pain needs to be balanced. Armomurhaaja (original title) Every detail was just perfect in this Finnish low-budget indie. From the first second this film intrigued me and managed to hold my full attention. Not only the magnificent acting of Matti Onnismaa and Hannamaija Nikander, as […]

10X10 (2018)

I want you to tell me your name. Cathy. My name is Cathy Noland. One thing is certain. “10X10” breaks all records when speaking of resurrections. The number of times you see one of the two protagonists getting back on their feet again seemed endless. It looked like a newer version of “Night of the […]

Hunting Emma (2017)

Geweld kweek geweld. Ek wil ’n ou hê wat die ander wang kan draai. ’n Gentle ou. Punt. Quote from Channel 24 : “Jagveld”. The local skop, skiet and donner flick. It’s quite obvious that I’d compare this one with the movie “Revenge“, which I’ve seen recently. Both films take place in a searingly hot […]

Revenge (2017)

Even for your tiny little oyster brain, it shouldn’t be too difficult to understand. So, I’ll ask you again. Did my height change since yesterday ? I was watching “Revenge” already for a while and I was still wondering who played Richard. I was stunned when I found out it’s Kevin Janssens. He appeared on […]

Rebirth (2016)

A white-collar suburban father Kyle who is surprised at his office by long-lost college buddy Zack. Zack is as wild and crazy as ever, brimming with excitement about the self-actualization program he’s just finished called Rebirth. He talks Kyle into going on a weekend-long Rebirth retreat,handing over his keys, wallet, and phone. Thus begins his […]

Mute (2018)

A mute bartender goes up against his city’s gangsters in an effort to find out what happened to his missing partner. Genre : SF/Thriller Country : UK/Germany Cast : Alexander Skarsgård : Leo Seyneb Saleh : Naadirah Paul Rudd : Cactus Bill Director : Duncan Jones My opinion on “Mute” “Why the hell can’t he talk […]

The Wall (2017)

Two American Soldiers are trapped by a lethal sniper, with only an unsteady wall between them. Genre : War/Thriller Country : USA Cast : Aaron Taylor-Johnson : Isaac John Cena : Matthews Laith Nakli : Juba (Voice) Director : Doug Liman My opinion on “The Wall” “You Americans. Think you know it all. You think […]

Marrowbone (2017)

A young man and his three younger siblings, who have kept secret the death of their beloved mother in order to remain together, are plagued by a sinister presence in the sprawling manor in which they live. Genre : Thriller/Drama Country : Spain Cast : George MacKay : Jack Anya Taylor-Joy : Allie Matthew Stagg : […]

Kidnap (2017)

In the US, a child goes missing every 40 seconds. You never think it will happen to you. Until it does. Alone and scared, Karla Dyson is unwilling to leave the fate of her son’s life in someone else’s hands. When she catches a glimpse of the abductors speeding away, she decides to fight back. […]

Hangman (2017)

A homicide detective teams up with a criminal profiler to catch a serial killer whose crimes are inspired by the children’s game Hangman. Genre : Thriller Country : USA Cast : Al Pacino : Archer Karl Urban : Ruiney Brittany Snow : Christi Davies Director : Johnny Martin My opinion on “Hangman” “Have you noticed […]

Skybound (2017)

Five plane passengers are unable to land after a mysterious disaster happened on the ground. Genre : Thriller/Action Country : Germany Cast : Scarlett Byrne : Lisa Rick Cosnett : matt Gavin Stenhouse : Kyle Director : Alex Tavakoli My opinion on “Skybound” “Above the clouds, everything’s pure, beautiful. Sometimes I wonder… why would anyone […]

Message from the king (2016)

A mysterious outsider named Jacob King from South Africa arrives in Los Angeles to avenge his younger sister’s death. Genre : Thriller Country : USA/UK/Belgium Cast : Chadwick Boseman : Jacob King Luke Evans : Wentworth Alfred Molina : Preston Director : Fabrice du Welz My opinion on “Message from the King” “It’s Bianca. She’s […]

Black Butterfly (2017)

Outside a mountain town grappling with a series of abductions and murders, Paul, a reclusive writer, struggles to start what he hopes will be a career-saving screenplay. After a tense encounter at a diner with a drifter named Jack, Paul offers Jack a place to stay-and soon the edgy, demanding Jack muscles his way into […]

Mine (2016)

After a failed assassination attempt, a soldier finds himself stranded in the desert. Exposed to the elements, he must survive the dangers of the desert and battle the psychological and physical tolls of the treacherous conditions. Genre : Thriller/War Country : USA/Spain/Italy Cast : Armie Hammer : Mike Tom Cullen : Tommy Clint Dyer : […]

Bad Frank (2017)

Frank Pierce leads a seemingly normal life, but when a disturbing past reemerges & something precious is taken from him, his mask of sanity loosens & unearths the urge to be violent once again. Genre : Thriller/Drama Country : USA Cast : Kevin Interdonato : Frank Tom Sizemore : Mickey Brandon Heitkamp : Travis Director […]

Remember (2015)

With the aid of a fellow Auschwitz survivor and a hand-written letter, an elderly man with dementia goes in search of the person responsible for the death of his family. Genre : Thriller/Drama Country : Canada/Mexico/Germany Cast : Christopher Plummer : Zev Guttman Martin Landau : Max Rosenbaum Dean Norris : John Kurlander Director : […]

Off Piste (2016)

An ex-military recluse, living in the mountains of France to escape a traumatic past, is hunted down by those whose lives he has destroyed. Genre : Thriller/Drama Country : France/Ireland Cast :  Henry Douthwaite : Stanley Winters Lara Lemon :  Niamh O’Brian Yvonne O’Grady : Mary Winters Director : Glen Kirby My opinion Looking at […]

Arsenal (2016)

“Arsenal” tells the intertwining stories of the Lindel brothers, Mikey and JP, who had only each other to rely on growing up. As adults, JP found success as the owner of a construction company, while Mikey became a small-time mobster, mired in a life of petty crime. When Mikey is kidnapped and held for a […]

The Shallows (2016)

When Nancy is surfing on a secluded beach, she finds herself on the feeding ground of a great white shark. Though she is stranded only 200 yards from shore, survival proves to be the ultimate test of wills, requiring all of Nancy’s ingenuity, resourcefulness, and fortitude. Genre : Thriller Country : USA Cast :  Blake […]

Urge (2016)

A weekend getaway takes a dangerous turn when a mysterious nightclub owner introduces a group of friends to a new designer drug. Stripped of their inhibitions, they start living out their wildest fantasies – but what starts out as a fun night of partying quickly turns deadly, as the island paradise deteriorates into a tropical […]

Blackway (2015)

An ex-logger comes to the aid of a woman who returns to her hometown in the Pacific Northwest and finds herself harassed and stalked by a former cop turned crime lord. Genre : Thriller Country : USA Cast : Anthony Hopkins : Lester Julia Stiles : Lillian Alexander Ludwig : Nate Director : Daniel Alfredson […]

Submerged (2015)

A young woman and her friends, who’ve been targeted by kidnappers, must do everything they can to survive after their limo is forced off the road and plunged into a canal. Genre : Thriller Country : USA Cast : Jonathan Bennett : Matt Talulah Riley : Jessie Tim Daly : Hank Director : Steven C. […]

The Subjects (2015)

Eight strangers go into a locked room for clinical trials on a new drug that gives them superpowers. Genre : SF / Thriller Country : Australia Cast : Paul O’Brien : John Carlotte Nicdao : Lilly Frank Magree : Giggles Director : Robert Mond My opinion “The Subjects” begins abruptly with a commercial about the […]

Child 44 (2015)

Based on the first of a trilogy by Tom Rob Smith and set in the Stalin era of the Soviet Union. The plot is about an idealistic pro-Stalin security officer who decides to investigate a series of child murders in a country where supposedly this sort of crime doesn’t exist. The state would not hear […]

The Pack (2015)

A farmer and his family must fight for survival after a ferocious pack of wild dogs infiltrates their isolated farmhouse. Through a series of frightening and bloody encounters they are forced into survival mode to make it through the night. Genre : Thriller Country : Australia Cast : Anna Lise Phillips : Carla Wilson Jack […]

Standoff (2016)

Carter, a troubled veteran, gets a chance at redemption by protecting a 12 year-old girl from an assassin  after she witnesses a murder. Holding a shotgun with a single shell, he engages in physical and psychological warfare in a desperate fight for the girl’s life. Genre : Thriller Country : Canada Cast : Thomas Jane […]

No escape (2015)

When Jack finds an opportunity to move to Southeast Asia to head his water manufacturing company’s new plant there, he immediately jumps at the opportunity and moves his family there. When they get there; they seem to be having problems, the electronics don’t work and rarely any cars are seen in the streets. When he […]

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, […]

Predestination (2014)

“Predestination” chronicles the life of a Temporal Agent sent on an intricate series of time-travel journeys designed to ensure the continuation of his law enforcement career for all eternity. Now, on his final assignment, the Agent must pursue the one criminal that has eluded him throughout time. Genre : SF/Thriller Country : Australia Cast : […]

The Prince (2014)

Summary A mechanic learns that his daughter, whom he thinks is at college, has dropped out. He tries to call her but when someone else answers the phone, he goes to where she’s staying and finds a photo of his daughter with another girl, so he looks for her and asks her where his daughter […]

Honeymoon (2014)

Young newlyweds Paul and Bea travel to remote lake country for their honeymoon. Shortly after arriving, Paul finds Bea wandering and disoriented in the middle of the night. As she becomes more distant and her behavior increasingly peculiar, Paul begins to suspect something more sinister than sleepwalking took place in the woods. Genre : Horror/Thriller […]

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 […]