Tag Archives: Thriller

I See You (2019) – Review

A detective and his family are terrorised by some rather strange and bizarre occurrences that seem to be unexplainable. While juggling these issues with the disappearance of a young boy in the small town they live in, things quickly become more complicated and far more sinister after the emergence of two local “phroggers”. An impressive release that has to go down as one of the best movies I’ve seen in recent months. I See You is currently streaming on Netflix.

Rating: 4.5 out of 5.
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No Country for Old Men (2007) – Review

When a seemingly innocent hunter stumbles across the aftermath of a drug deal gone wrong in rural Texas, his natural curiosity sees him take the two-million-dollar loot but things quickly escalate when a psychotic killer known as Anton Chigurh (Javier Bardem) begins murdering every rival, bystander and even employer in his own pursuit of the cash. A sensational movie from start to finish and arguably one of finest cat and mouse tales of our generation. No Country for Old Men is now streaming on Netflix.

Rating: 4.5 out of 5.
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The Night Clerk (2020) – Review

An extremely intelligent night clerk with Asperger syndrome is witness to a woman’s brutal murder during his work shift, Bart Bromley (Tye Sheridan) consequently becomes the number one suspect in the case, but unbeknown to the police, his habit of voyeurism means he’s captured the event in its entirety, thus proving his innocence. While growing close to another guest named Andrea Rivera (Ana de Armas), he must prevent her from being the next victim, while also unmasking the real killer. A surprisingly impressive movie that is currently streaming on Netflix.

Rating: 4 out of 5.
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Blue Ruin (2013) – Review

When a recluse’s quiet, and relatively peaceful life, is turned upside down upon hearing about the release from jail, of a man connected to the death of his parents, he embarks on a crazy and reckless quest of vengeance, acting as an amateur cutthroat hitman, in order to seek revenge, but also protect the estranged family he has left too. A surprisingly good hidden gem, with an intriguing morale message behind it, that is definitely worth a watch.

Rating: 4 out of 5.
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Everest (2015) – Review

This spectacular movie follows Robert Edwin Hall (Jason Clarke), who in May 1996, started his final ascent towards the summit of Mount Everest – the highest point on Earth – with his team in tow. When they find themselves faced with challenging weather conditions, however, his team must join forces with Scott Fischer (Jake Gyllenhaal) and his crew to ensure they have a better chance of survival in the hazardous and potentially deadly circumstances put to them. It’s worth noting that this review was based solely on the movie I watched at the time and not the true story it was based off.

Rating: 4 out of 5.
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Vertigo (1958) – Review

When a police detective, John “Scottie” Ferguson (James Stewart), is forced to retire from the force due to personal reasons, he quickly becomes embroiled in an obsession for two beautiful women in quick succession. After the first seemingly commits suicide, he attempts to transform the second into the same lady, while pondering whether the pair have some sort of spiritual connection or not. Another classic Alfred Hitchcock review but for me, this didn’t quite hit the dizzy heights of Rear Window – more on that later.

Rating: 3 out of 5.
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Arctic (2018) – Review

A man stranded in the Arctic sees a helicopter in the distance, that looks set to rescue him from the dire situation he finds himself in, but suddenly the chopper crashes, and there’s only one surviving person onboard. From then on, Overgard (Mads Mikkelsen), must ensure not only his own survival, but the survival of the crash victim, who is badly injured. Leaving the relative safety of his improvised home, he embarks on a potentially fatal trek through the Arctic, in a bid to find support for them both. A movie that sends you effortlessly through a mixture of emotions and is definitely worth a watch.

Rating: 4 out of 5.
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Rear Window (1954) – Review

A wheelchair-bound photographer named Jeff (James Stewart), finds himself housebound and out of bored, curiosity, begins spying on his neighbours from his own apartment window, before quickly becoming convinced that one of them has infact, murdered his own wife. Jeff enlists assistance from his girlfriend Lisa (Grace Kelly), and nursing assistant to investigate and hopefully uncover the truth. A timeless and captivating classic that despite the straightforward storyline, never leaves you bored.

Rating: 4 out of 5.
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