Category: Thriller

Total 6 Posts

“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