Tag Archives: Thriller

Sicario 1 (2015) – Review

Kate Macer (Emily Blunt), a young and somewhat inexperienced FBI Agent is recruited onto a covert government task force, which has been formed to assist in the escalating war against drugs on the border between the United States and Mexico. Given very little information about the methods and eventual targets of the task force, she soon comes to the realisation that their means of doing things are extremely unorthodox. A widely favoured film that was originally released in 2015 and landed a sequel not long after that.

Rating: 5 out of 5.
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All Good Things (2010) – Review

David Marks (Ryan Gosling) is a privileged, yet troubled young man, stemming from an extremely wealthy background, who is suspected of murdering his own wife, Katie Marks (Kirsten Dunst). This tragic love story, turned murder mystery, is based on one of New York’s most notorious unsolved murder cases. An at times gripping film that was originally released in 2010, and is currently streaming on Amazon Prime Video.

Rating: 3 out of 5.
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Thunderbird (2019) – Review

Set against the beautiful backdrop of the America’s Pacific Northwest, Thunderbird is a haunting tale that follows Will Brook (Colten Wilke), a man struggling to cope with the fact that his sister has gone missing. Upon leaving the fishing boat he calls home, Will heads into the local town, determined to find her, but walks into various problems along the way. Detective Ivy Seymour (Natalie Brown) is also in the area, working on a homicide case after the number of missing women in the town begins growing at an alarming rate. Directed by Nicholas Treeshin, Thunderbird is a surprisingly good low-budget thriller that will be available to stream on Amazon Prime Video from June 4th, 2021.

Rating: 4 out of 5.
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The Perfect Host (2010) – Review

After robbing the local bank, John Taylor (Clayne Crawford) is a man on the run and desperate to find solace in the home of Warwick Wilson (David Hyde Pierce), a man he happened to select from random when roaming the lonely suburbs of Los Angeles. After sustaining an injury in the bank robbery, John’s troubles worsen upon finding out the house he’s infiltrated is owned by a man that may not be what he first appeared to be. A really interesting and standout thriller that was originally released in 2010 and is currently streaming on Amazon Prime Video.

Rating: 4 out of 5.
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Blow (2001) – Review

This is based on the story of George Jung (Johnny Depp), a man that quickly builds a reputation within the drug trade world to rise up and work alongside the Mexican cartel, to establish a thriving cocaine market in the United States. George must do his best to evade the authorities, thus avoiding jail time, along with providing for his family and proving his worth without disappointing anyone around him. A superb movie that is currently streaming on Netflix and one that soon celebrates its twentieth year since being released in 2001.

Rating: 4.5 out of 5.
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Lord of War (2005) – Review

After moving from Odessa (Ukraine) to New York (United States), Yuri Orlov (Nicholas Cage) decides to become an illegal international arms dealer, alongside his younger brother Vitaly (Jared Leto). Supplying an ungodly amount of weaponry to disturbed and deprived areas of the world, Yuri quickly becomes a multi-millionaire before marrying and seemingly creating the perfect life, all while being hunted down by a large group of federal agents, spearheaded by Jack Valentine (Ethan Hawke). Based on real events, Lord of War manages to give the viewer a brilliantly realistic view of what goes on behind closed doors when it comes to arms dealing.

Rating: 5 out of 5.
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Taking Lives (2004) – Review

Starting in the 1980’s, a young man is seen meeting and consequently killing a teenager before taking the identity of his victim – the FBI are sworn in by the French Canadian police in an attempt to catch this eventual serial killer, who continues to cause havoc in the region. Illeana Scott (Angelina Jolie) must do her best to track down and stop the killer while also faced with emotional challenges too. This murder mystery film has recently appeared on Netflix and is certainly worth the watch.

Rating: 3.5 out of 5.
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Wind River (2017) – Review

After Cory Lambert (Jeremy Renner), a skilled hunter, finds the dead body of a local native American girl out in the middle of the cold, harsh terrain of the Wyoming wildlife, the town enlists the help of an FBI agent to try and uncover the truth behind what seems to be a mysterious cold blooded murder. Haunted by his past, Cory prioritises solving this mystery in hopes of fighting his own struggles from the past. A fascinating thriller set against the beautiful backdrop that is Fremont County, Wyoming.

Rating: 3.5 out of 5.
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