Tag Archives: thriller

Blindspot 2017: The Conversation (1974)

Harry Caul (Gene Hackman) is a surveillance expert who can bug people at anytime and anywhere. Living in a isolated world, his business is his work. One day, he records a young couple, having a conversation in a park in San Francisco. When he finally is able to pierced together the entire recording, he soon […]

Blindspot 2017: Marathon Man (1976)

A suspenseful thriller film with a solid historical backbone, Marathon Man (1976) plays host to some masterful performances between actors who share excellent chemistry, and some iconic scenes that are so anxiety-provoking that they are almost physically painful. Its synopsis is as follows: A graduate history student is unwittingly caught in the middle of an […]

Thoughts on… Boxing Helena (1993)

Directed by Jennifer Lynch (a familiar film business surname, being David Lynch’s daughter), Boxing Helena (1993) is one of those films that you only really want/need to watch just once. It’s meant to be a romantic mystery thriller with a body horror twist, but the film’s reputation almost precedes itself. Its synopsis is as follows: […]

Inferno (2016): “Seek, and find.”

Infer-nope. Inferno (2016), directed by Ron Howard, is the third film based on Dan Brown’s original novels about the adventures of renowned/fictitious Harvard professor and symbologist, Robert Langdon. The film’s synopsis is as follows: When Robert Langdon (Tom Hanks) wakes up in an Italian hospital with amnesia, he teams up with Dr. Sienna Brooks (Felicity […]

“Is it worth paying for a ticket?”: Allied (2016)

What happens when the woman you love might not be who she says she is? What happens then, when you have a life and a child together? A romantic thriller set in a time of war, spies and secrecy, Allied (2016, dir. Robert Zemeckis) is led by Brad Pitt and Marion Cotillard, and is set […]

“Is it worth paying for a ticket?”: The Neon Demon (2016)

Nicolas Winding Refn’s most recent directorial effort, The Neon Demon (2016) is a psychological horror tale of a murderous, bloody-minded fashion industry that attracts young Jesse (Elle Fanning) to Los Angeles. Jesse hopes to become a big time fashion model because being pretty is the only talent she knows. She makes fast friends with make-up […]

Zodiac (2007): “Man is the most dangerous animal of all.”

A beast of a thriller directed by David Fincher and based on a book of the same name by Robert Graysmith, Zodiac (2007) is a story that technically has no ending. Zodiac is a compelling tale of obsession and criminal riddle-solving whilst a serial killer stalks his prey. Its synopsis is as follows: A serial […]

Blindspot 2016: The Maltese Falcon (1941)

Three eccentric criminals and Humphrey Bogart as a private eye join together in this classic film noir which has captured the imaginations of viewers since its release. The plot synopsis for The Maltese Falcon (1941, dir. John Huston) is as follows: Sam Spade is a partner in a private-eye firm who finds himself hounded by […]

A Timely Blogathon: Duel (1971)

This post is my 5th entry in this month’s A Timely Blogathon being run by Anna of Film Grimoire and myself. Stick around to see (at least) one new entry a day from many of the talented writers who have joined us in watching and reviewing films under 90 minutes long. – “I’d like to…

The Eyes of My Mother (2016): Quick-shot review!

When my good friend (and director of Winter At Westbeth) suggested to my partner and I that we come along with him and his lovely partner to see The Eyes of My Mother (2016, dir. Nicolas Pesce) whilst we were at the Sydney Film Festival last weekend, I accepted the offer immediately without reading anything […]