Tag Archives: Thriller

Flatliners

IT’S BEAUTIFUL. IT’S EROTIC. IT’S TERRIFYING. THEY KNOW. THEY’VE CROSSED THE LINE. Five medical students begin experimenting with what happens right after you die by flatlining for one minute until the others resuscitate. A thriller with horror elements as each student who participates in the experiments is haunted by something awful from their past that … Continue reading Flatliners

The Girl in the Spider’s Web

THE PAST NEVER FORGETS. Lisbeth Salander (Claire Foy) is hired to get her hands on a computer program built to access the world’s nuclear codes. Seven years after The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo came this sequel, based on a novel that wasn’t part of the original ”Millennium” trilogy. Intensely focused on Salander’s past and … Continue reading The Girl in the Spider’s Web

Altered States

WHEN HE HEARD HIS CRY FOR HELP IT WASN’T HUMAN.  Psychopathologist Eddie Jessup (William Hurt) begins to experiment with his mind using drugs from a Mexican tribe and a flotation tank. This sci-fi film was a departure for Ken Russell, a collaboration with Paddy Chayefsky that didn’t end well. The latter based his story on … Continue reading Altered States

Shaft

STILL THE MAN, ANY QUESTIONS? The son (Christian Bale) of a wealthy real estate tycoon kills a black man, is released on bail and leaves the country; when he returns a few years later, New York cop John Shaft (Samuel L. Jackson) is determined to see him punished. When this blaxploitation hero was revived a … Continue reading Shaft

Triple Frontier

Santiago ”Pope” Garcia (Oscar Isaac) gathers a team of friends, all retired Special Forces soldiers, for a mission to Colombia where they intend to steal millions of dollars from a drug lord. A change of pace for J.C. Chandor, who’s not exactly famous for his action-thrillers – but he has plenty of help from co-writer … Continue reading Triple Frontier