Category: Mystery

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Dark Encounter (2019)

It’s incredibly hard to imagine that four adults … … and a dog! … four adults and a dog simply vanished in the course of an hour. I saw “G-Loc” a while ago. And my first thought now was:  “Why not try another SF?“. Not only because it’s one of...

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Come to Daddy (2019)

I once accidentally kicked a guy’s ear off. I didn’t mean to, but the fucker flew off. I could see right into his skull. Elijah Wood always makes for pleasant surprises. In terms of his choice of films, you cannot say that he plays it safe. His choices are always...

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The Vanishing (2019)

Okay, as far as I can see it, this… this is payback! For having to live the rest of my life with his face etched into my brain.   Every now and then I come across a completely unknown film I don’t really expect much from, despite the presence of...

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Gretel & Hansel (2020)

Tell me the fairy tale again. It’s too scary, you’ll start seeing things that aren’t there.   In recent years we have been flooded with live-action versions of well-known Disney fairy tales. These usually follow the fairytale story without deviation. Even the appearance and atmosphere are mostly identical to the...

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Vivarium (2019)

Near enough. And far enough. Just the right distance.   During this Corona crisis, watching a movie was an impossible task for me. Let alone that I could write down a sensible word to form an opinion. But now three weeks later, the urge to watch a movie once again...

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The Sonata (2018)

Rose, you do know if this is your father’s final work, it could be a huge sensation. Yes, well, that much had occurred to me. And if this score was more important to him than I was, I’d like to know why.   Do you like a dash of classical...

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Guest Blog : Angel Heart (1987)

By, James Morris, UK Today I’m reviewing the cult classic and controversial film “Angel Heart“. For those who are a film noir or an occult fan, this film ticks all the boxes. Let’s start with the main roles. Two of Hollywood’s heavyweights: Robert De Niro and Mickey Rourke. Personally I...

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The Boonies (2019)

“The Boonies“. You would think it’s a parody of “The Goonies“. Partially it is. Here it’s also about a hidden treasure (a briefcase with $ 1,164,000) which Doug (Calum Worthy) has hidden somewhere at “Boone High School”. A kind of quest devised by him after he died in a terrible...

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In the Shadow of the Moon (2019)

If you kill me now… the world as you know it will end in a very short time. Yeah. Once again a movie about time traveling. Always interesting to see how they incorporated the paradox of time travel. And there’s always going to be someone who claims something isn’t right....

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Quick review : A Dark Place (2018)

Getting the job done the easy way, is like running away from the problem. Because dealing with the problem is… It takes hard work.   I have a preference for the more unknown movies that are released weekly. The indie film world is lively and inexhaustible. The sad thing is...

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Greta (2018)

I have been in this well of loneliness, this black hole. Maybe it drove me a little mad. We were meant for love, Frances, not this terrible isolation. If you see the film “Greta” pass by on your favorite streaming platform or on some VOD network service, it’s certainly not...

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Pet Sematary (2019)

A place to bury our pets and remember them. It might seem scary, but it’s not. It’s perfectly natural. In the distant past, I was an avid reader and devoured books constantly. That has been considerably reduced over the years. But, occasionally I grab a reading book. Generally, that only...

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Us (2019)

Film Review : Us Jeremiah 11:11 Therefore thus saith the Lord, Behold, I will bring evil upon them, which they shall not be able to escape; and though they shall cry unto me, I will not hearken unto them. “Get out” was a big nod to the racist past (and...

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Velvet Buzzsaw (2019)

Critique is so limiting and emotionally draining. I’ve always wanted to do something long-form, beyond opinion. Dip my toe into an exploration of origin and essence. A metamorphosis of spirit into reality. I’ve… I’ve never had the vehicle until now. Regularly I’m asked to watch a low-budget film and to...

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Charismata (2017)

Even if you never had to learn police work like the rest of us plebs, anybody with a TV knows that it takes three bodies to make a serial killer. You know what I’m saying, you’re just being pedantic. Take the brilliant movie “Se7en” and replace the two inspectors Somerset...

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Incident in a Ghostland (2018)

Jesus Christ. It’s Rob Zombie’s house. They came up with the following slogans for “Hereditary“: “The scariest film ever” and “A highlight in horror in the last 50 years“. Well, I wonder what they would say about “Incident in a Ghostland“? I won’t say this is the most masterful horror...

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Hereditary (2018)

If you could have just said, “I’m sorry”, or faced up to what happened. Maybe then we could do something with this. But you can’t take responsibility for anything! So now I can’t accept… And I can’t forgive because… Because nobody admits anything they’ve done! “Hereditary“. A film I was...

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Bad Times at the El Royale (2018)

The El Royale is a bi-state establishment. You have the option to stay in either the great state of California… or the great state of Nevada. Warmth and sunshine to the west… or hope and opportunity to the east. Which would you prefer? Let me get straight to the point....

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Suspiria (2018)

By, Darren Arnold, Film Critic Moordvrouw star Renée Soutendijk is back on the big screen in this lavish, controversial remake of Dario Argento’s classic 70s horror.  The past few years may have seen Soutendijk become a fixture on RTL 4, but recently both the Amsterdam-born actress and her Moordvrouw co-star...

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Slender Man (2018)

Those who hear the three bells toll, accept his invitation. When you hear the first, you must close your eyes, keeping words unspoken. If one wants to hear, you must listen closely, for they are soft and distant. I was really curious about this movie. Not that I expected anything...

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Await Further Instructions (2018)

I don’t think the messages are a government broadcast. It’s almost like they’re reacting to what we do. Initially, I would immediately add “Await further instructions” to the list of “useless movies that only ensure that you don’t start running into the walls out of boredom”. But on the other...

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Personal shopper (2016)

For me, Lewis was someone deeply intuitive of others. He understood things that went unspoken. Maybe because he knew he was going to die. Are you suffering from a sleep disorder lately so you always get up with giant bags under your eyes? Or are you hyperkinetic due to an...

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Murder on the Orient Express (2017)

“My name is Hercule Poirot and I am probably the greatest detective in the world.” Voila. We Belgians can also be proud of the Hercule Poirot phenomenon in addition to our world-famous beers and chocolate. Probably the best detective in the world. And yes, he comes from this tiny country...

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Before I fall (2017)

February 12 is just another day in Sam’s charmed life, until it turns out to be her last. Stuck reliving her last day over and over, Sam untangles the mystery around her death and discovers everything she’s losing. Genre : Mystery Country : USA Cast : Zoey Deutch : Samantha...

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Bottom of the world (2017)

Wayne was doing really weird things with his eyeballs. Wayne’s dad was a Marine. It turns out he was doing Morse code with his eyes. He was saying, “SOS, SOS, SOS, SOS., over and over and over. Perhaps I’m a weird personality. That’s the reason why I really enjoy movies...

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Crushed (2015)

A young woman returns home to her family vineyard after her father dies in an accident on the winery. But when his death is ruled a murder and her mother becomes the prime suspect she must uncover the truth. Genre : Mystery/Thriller Country : Australia Cast :  Sarah Bishop :...

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Manhattan Night (2016)

The story of Porter Wren, a New York City tabloid writer with an appetite for scandal. On the beat he sells murder, tragedy and anything that passes for the truth. At home he is a model family man, devoted to his loving wife. But when a seductive stranger asks him...

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Backtrack (2015)

Peter Bower (Adrien Brody) is a tormented soul whose life became an ordeal after the fatal accident of his daughter. With the help of his friend and colleague Duncan Stewart (Sam “Jurassic Park” Neill), he attempts to give meaning to his life back again. However, after a while he becomes...

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10 Cloverfield lane (2016)

Soon after leaving her fiancé Michelle is involved in a car accident. She awakens to find herself sharing an underground bunker with Howard and Emmett. Has she been saved from an apocalyptical event as Howard & Emmett tell her or are there other motives for her being held against her...

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Regression (2015)

A young girl is sexually abused by her father. Thus, begins the disturbing tale of a father and daughter torn apart, thrown into the center of a conspiracy that shocks the nation. Genre : Mystery/Drama Country : Spain/Canada Cast : Ethan Hawke : Bruce Kenner Emma Watson : Angela Gray...

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The Hateful Eight (2015)

Some time after the Civil War, a stagecoach hurtles through the wintry Wyoming landscape. Bounty hunter John Ruth and his fugitive captive Daisy Domergue race towards the town of Red Rock, where Ruth will bring Daisy to justice. Along the road, they encounter Major Marquis Warren and Chris Mannix. Lost...

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Crimson Peak (2015)

Edith Cushing is running away from a family tragedy. She marries Thomas Sharpe, a mysterious stranger. She comes to live with him and his sister, Lady Lucille Sharpe. She starts to find out that the Sharpe’s home is filled with ghosts. Genre : Mystery/Drama/Horror Country : USA/Canada Cast : Mia...

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Mr. Holmes (2015)

The story is set in 1947, following a long-retired Holmes living in a Sussex village with his housekeeper and rising detective son. But then he finds himself haunted by an unsolved 30-year old case. Holmes memory isn’t what it used to be, so he only remembers fragments of the case:...

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Paper Towns (2015)

Adapted from the bestselling novel by author John Green, this is a coming-of-age story centering on Quentin and his enigmatic neighbor Margo, who loved mysteries so much she became one. After taking him on an all-night adventure through their hometown, Margo suddenly disappears – leaving behind cryptic clues for Quentin...

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Every Secret Thing (2014)

A detective looks to unravel a mystery surrounding missing children and the prime suspects: two young women who, seven years ago, were put away for an infant’s death. Genre : Mystery Country : USA Cast : Dakota Fanning : Ronnie Fuller Elizabeth Banks : Nancy Porter Danielle MacDonald : Alice...

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The mourning (2015)

20 years after going MIA in Desert Storm, Aaron returns home under mysterious conditions, not having aged since his disappearance, and must reestablish relationships with loved ones before an imminent return to an ambiguous other-worldly existence. Genre : Drama/Mystery/Thriller Country : USA Cast : Louis Mandylor : David Michael Rene...

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I-Lived (2015)

Josh Fosse is a 20something guy whose life is going nowhere. His girl left, his rent is late, and he lacks a real job. He is trying to make it as an app reviewer online and decides to review a self help app called i-Lived for fun. He’s signs on...

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Residue (2015)

An unnamed UK metropolis. The future. Renowned photojournalist Jennifer Preston is investigating the aftermath of a terrible explosion that ripped through the city on New Year’s Eve. Known simply as ‘The Catastrophe’, this shocking tragedy has left behind a festering wound. The city is on edge, thousands have evacuated and...

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The Stranger (2014)

A mysterious man arrives in a small Canadian town seeking his wife, though his presence plunges the community into a bloodbath. Genre : Horror/Mysterie Country : Chile Cast : Lorenza Izzo : Ana Cristobal Tapia Montt : Martin Ariel Levy : Caleb Director : Guillermo Amoedo My opinion “The Stranger”...

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The maze Runner (2014)

Summary Thomas wakes up in an elevator, remembering nothing but his own name. He emerges into a world of about 60 teen boys who have learned to survive in a completely enclosed environment, subsisting on their own agriculture and supplies. A new boy arrives every 30 days. The original group...

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Mindscape (2013)

In the near future or an alternate reality, there are memory detectives, people who have the ability to enter other peoples’ electronically aided memories. They often are used to resolve psychological conflicts, and sometimes to exonerate someone from a crime. John was at one time the top in this field...

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Wer (2013)

A defense attorney begins to suspect that there might be more to her client, who is charged with the murders of a vacationing family, than meets the eye. Genre : Horror/Thriller/Mystery Country : USA  Cast : A.J. Cook : Kate Moore Sebastian Roché : Klaus Pistor Vik Sahay : Eric...

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Enemy (2013)

Adam Bell is a Toronto area History college professor. He is a rather somber man, largely because he is stuck in a routine, which includes a relationship with his live-in girlfriend, Mary. While watching a rental movie, he spots an actor in a bit part that looks like him. He...

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Grand Piano (2013)

The pianist Tom Selznick is forced to stop with performing because of a crippling stage fright. Just before his comeback, he discovers a note being written on his sheet. His return appears to contain a deadly side, when he’s forced to play for his life. Genre : Mystery/Thriller Country :...

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Oldboy (2013)

An advertising executive is kidnapped and held hostage for 20 years in solitary confinement. When he is inexplicably released, he embarks on an obsessive mission to discover who orchestrated his punishment, only to find he is still trapped in a web of conspiracy and torment. Genre : Action/Mystery Country :...

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Shutter Island (2010)

It’s 1954, and up-and-coming U.S. marshal Teddy Daniels is assigned to investigate the disappearance of a patient from Boston’s Shutter Island Ashecliffe Hospital. He’s been pushing for an assignment on the island for personal reasons, but before long he wonders whether he hasn’t been brought there as part of a...

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Now You See Me (2013)

  This movie was for me one big magic trick. Like many, I thought the beginning of this film was great. The presentation of the “Four Horsemen” was well done. Especially Woody Harrelson was brilliant as a mentalist. His humor is natural and doesn’t feel like forced or exaggerated. I...

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Last Kind Words (2012)

Well, this movie won’t make you feel very cheerful. Rather depressed, yes. However, the movie poster gives a distorted impression. You actually expect still a bit of a creepy movie. The girl looks ill-treated and tortured in this picture. But in the end, it’s just a love story, interwoven with...

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Odd Thomas (2013)

Small-town fry cook Odd Thomas is an ordinary guy with a paranormal secret: he sees dead people, everywhere. When a creepy stranger shows-up with an entourage of ghostly bodachs – predators who feed on pain and portend mass destruction – Odd knows that his town is in serious trouble. Teaming...