Category: Thriller

Total 10 Posts

‘The Card Counter’: Fate, Redmption, And A Path To Grace

A master filmmaker’s powerful tale of heavy guilt and the path to redemtion is one of the diretor’s finest

‘Death Drop Gorgeous’: Wicked Queer Horror Goodness

A fierce and outrageous Queer Horror homage to 80’s Slasher films and Italian Giallo that is infectiously wicked and bitingly funny

‘Rust Belt Driller’: A Journey Into The Mind Of A Killer

Rust Belt Killer is a good throwback to the low budget gore films of the eary 1980s and a commentary on America’s oversaturation of violence.

“The Vast of Night” Is A Slick, Late Night Neo-Noir Sci-Fi Flick

The Vast of Night Directed by Andrew Patterson Written by James Montague and Craig W. Sanger Starring Sierra McCormick, Jake Horowitz, Gail Cronauer, Bruce Davis, Greg Peyton Premiering at Slamdance 2019, Andrew Patterson’s “The Vast of Night” is one of

“The Good Liar”

As the opening credits to “The Good Liar” roll across the screen, a typewriter font scrolling each credit, director Bill Condon inserts flashes of two people filling out an online dating profile. We quickly realize he is setting the stage

Review: Mann’s subversive ‘Blackhat’ is uniquely familiar.

In the past, if you wanted to steal money, you would hire a professional safe cracker or you might grab a few ski masks and AK-47’s to rob a bank in broad daylight.  In those instances, people didn’t get hurt

Review: Jack Sholder’s cult-classic “The Hidden” is a gem waiting to be found.

While the modern world enjoys Kyle MacLachlan in his current turn as Dale Cooper in “Twin Peaks,” I decided to celebrate his cult status with the classic The Hidden. Recommended to me by several film friends earlier this year, Jack

Review: Disney’s convoluted “Pirates” treads same water as prior entries

Full of witchery, imagination, humor and a lot of water, Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales finds our hero, Captain Jack Sparrow in the throes of a British jail, scheduled to be executed.  The British are also

The Girl With All The Gifts Official Review by Brian Wallinger

Offering a unique story with a well-written promise, Colm McCarthy’s The Girl With all The Gifts is a very grounded post-apocalyptic zombie thriller. Following a cataclysmic event where humans are a hoard of infested zombies, a group of uninfected children

Review: M. Night Shayamalan’s “Split” by Brian Wallinger

Once dubbed the “next Steven Spielberg,’ director M. Night Shyamalan returns to form with his latest film, “Split,” a psychological thriller.  Shyamalan’s script is fast paced and delivers a nice tone, but does not dive deep enough into the main