twitter facebook rss

Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri (2017)- BFI London Film Festival 2017

Posted by Gui on January 1, 2018

Review 115min Genre:        Crime, Drama Director:     Martin McDonagh Cast:          Frances McDormand, Woody Harrelson, Sam Rockwell…more Writer:       Martin McDonagh -Synopsis- An implacable and irrepressible small town mother takes on local law enforcement (and much of the community) when they fail to solve the case of her teenage daughter’s brutal murder, in a darkly comedic and […]

Good Time (2017)- BFI London Film Festival 2017

Posted by Gui on November 16, 2017

Review 101min Genre:       Crime, Drama, Thriller Directors:   Benny Safdie and Josh Safdie Cast:         Robert Pattinson, Benny Safdie, Buddy Duress…and more Writers:     Ronald Bronstein and Josh Safdie -Synopsis- When an ill-conceived heist goes wrong and his mentally challenged bother is captured, a young New York street criminal plunges into a tense and unpredictable night of […]

Murder on the Orient Express (2017)

Posted by Gui on November 3, 2017

Review 114min Genre:     Crime, Drama, Mystery Director:  Kenneth Branagh Cast:       Kenneth Branagh, Michelle Pfeiffer, Johnny Depp…and more Writers:   Michael Green and Agatha Christie -Synopsis- When someone mysteriously dies on the world renown luxury train travelling across Europe, fellow passenger and legendary detective ‘Hercule Poirot’ must unravel a mystery which will test his moral compass and […]

Let the Corpses Tan (2017) (French Language)- BFI London Film Festival 2017

Posted by Gui on October 27, 2017

Review 92min Genre:       Crime, Thriller Directors:   Hélène Cattet and Bruno Forzani Cast:         Marc Barbé, Stéphane Ferrara, Bernie Bonvoisin…and more Writers:     Hélène Cattet, Bruno Forzani, Jean-Pierre Bastid -Synopsis- When a violent armed gang plans a heist in sunny Southern France and lifts 250 kilograms of gold, they seem to have found the […]

Brawl in Cell Block 99 (2017)- BFI London Film Festival 2017

Posted by Gui on October 19, 2017

Review 132min Genre:     Action, Crime, Thriller Director:  S. Craig Zahler Cast:       Vince Vaughn, Jennifer Carpenter, Don Johnson…and more Writer:    S. Craig Zahler -Synopsis- When a tough but honest ex-criminal gets forced back into his drug-dealing ways, consequence comes knocking as his burgeoning young family is replaced by concrete walls and metal doors—only for a dangerous […]

Sicilian Ghost Story (2017) (Italian Language)- BFI London Film Festival 2017

Posted by Gui on October 15, 2017

Review 122min Genre:       Crime, Drama, Romance Directors:   Fabio Grassadonia and Antonio Piazza Cast:         Julia Jedlikowska, Gaetano Fernandez, Sabine Timoteo…more Writers:     Fabio Grassadonia, Antonio Piazza, Marco Mancassola -Synopsis- In picturesque rural Northern Sicily, a teenage boy and son of a local Mafia boss-turned-stool pigeon mysteriously disappears, only for his determined young girlfriend to defy the indifference […]

Wind River (2017)

Posted by Gui on September 10, 2017

Review 107min Genre:       Crime, Drama, Mystery Director:    Taylor Sheridan Cast:         Jeremy Renner, Elizabeth Olsen, Graham Greene…and more Writer:      Taylor Sheridan -Synopsis- A young FBI agent joins forces with a veteran local wildlife agent in a frozen and remote Wyoming Native American reservation to solve the mystery of a local girl’s murder, a case which will […]

The Vault (2017)

Posted by Gui on September 8, 2017

Review 91min Genre:       Crime, Horror, Mystery, Thriller Director:    Dan Bush Cast:         Francesca Eastwood, James Franco, Taryn Manning…more Writers:     Dan Bush and Conal Byrne -Synopsis- When two sisters pull a bank heist to ease their family strife, they get far more than they bargained for after discovering that the seemingly abandoned and potentially lucrative underground vault […]

American Made (2017)

Posted by Gui on August 29, 2017

Review 115min Genre:       Fact-based, Crime, Drama Director:    Doug Liman Cast:         Tom Cruise, Domhnall Gleeson, Sarah Wright…and more Writer:      Gary Spinelli -Synopsis- Doug Liman (Swingers, The Bourne Identity) directs and Tom Cruise stars in a biographical drama based on the life of the infamous Barry Seal; an American pilot and CIA stooge turned Colombian drug cartel […]

Logan Lucky (2017)

Posted by Gui on August 25, 2017

Review 118min Genre:     Comedy, Crime Director:  Steven Soderbergh Cast:       Channing Tatum, Adam Driver, Daniel Craig…and more Writer:    Rebecca Blunt -Synopsis- After falling on hard times, a modest southern man hatches an intricate plan to stage a heist at a major NASCAR race, co-opting his loyal unfortunate brother and spirited sister to break their so-called family […]

Detroit (2017)

Posted by Gui on August 24, 2017

Review 143min Genre:       Fact-based, Crime, Drama Director:    Kathryn Bigelow Cast:         John Boyega, Algee Smith, Will Poulter…and more Writer:      Mark Boal -Synopsis- With tensions running high between the people and the authorities of Detroit in 1967, a police raid sparks an all-out uprising and borderline race riot as the disparate citizens of the city endure five […]

The Hitman’s Bodyguard (2017)

Posted by Gui on August 16, 2017

Review 118min Genre:       Action, Comedy, Crime Director:    Patrick Hughes Cast:         Ryan Reynolds, Samuel L. Jackson, Gary Oldman…and more Writer:      Tom O’Connor -Synopsis- When an elite bodyguard gets an unwanted new assignment—protecting a former rival and veteran hitman who will testify against a brutal dictator in The Hague—he must put aside resentments and personality clashes to […]

Hounds of Love (2017)

Posted by Gui on July 26, 2017

Review 108min Genre:     Crime, Drama, Horror Director:  Ben Young Cast:       Emma Booth, Ashleigh Cummings, Stephen Curry…and more Writer:    Ben Young -Synopsis- After being abducted on the quiet streets of Australian suburbia by a perverted couple, a young girl is subjected to horrendous exploitation and sexual abuse, but begins to exploit a relationship rift between her […]

Baby Driver (2017)

Posted by Gui on June 26, 2017

Review 113min Genre:       Action, Crime, Romance, Thriller Director:    Edgar Wright Cast:         Ansel Elgort, Lily James, Kevin Spacey…and more Writer:      Edgar Wright -Synopsis- A gifted but damaged young getaway driver for a ruthless crime boss struggles to break the shackles of his criminal life, after becoming caught between a blossoming romance and his commitment to one […]

Neruda (2016) (Spanish Language)

Posted by Gui on April 5, 2017

Review 107min Genre:       Fact-based, Crime, Drama Director:    Pablo Larraín Cast:         Gael García Bernal, Luis Gnecco, Mercedes Morán…and more Writer:      Guillermo Calderón -Synopsis- Director Pablo Larraín’s unique fictional detective-thriller treatment of the story of Nobel Prize-winning Chilean poet and communist party politician Pablo Neruda, who was persecuted by the government when a right-leaning administration took power […]

Ghost in the Shell (2017)

Posted by Gui on March 31, 2017

Review 120min Genre:      Sci-fi, Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery Director:   Rupert Sanders Cast:        Scarlett Johansson, Pilou Asbæk, Takeshi Kitano…and more Writers:    Masamune Shirow, Jamie Moss & William Wheeler -Synopsis- Set in a near-future where man and machine have become one; a crime-fighting cyborg leads a counter-cyberterrorist unit against a dangerous and shadowy hacker who targets individuals […]

Graduation (2016) (Romanian Language)

Posted by Gui on March 30, 2017

Review 128min Genre:       Crime, Drama Director:    Cristian Mungiu Cast:         Adrian Titieni, Maria-Victoria Dragus, Rares Andrici…and more Writer:      Cristian Mungiu -Synopsis- After his teenage daughter is mysteriously attacked before a series of important exams— a responsible and respected doctor compromises his ethics to ensure his only child’s future, only to painfully realise he can’t control everything […]

Trespass Against Us (2016)

Posted by Gui on March 1, 2017

Review 99min Genre:       Crime, Drama Director:    Adam Smith Cast:         Michael Fassbender, Brendan Gleeson, Lyndsey Marshal… Writer:      Alastair Siddons -Synopsis- Michael Fassbender and Brendan Gleeson star in a gritty British crime drama about an traveller caught between a fierce loyalty to his people and his hopes for a life on the straight and narrow for his […]

Moonlight (2016)

Posted by Gui on February 17, 2017

Review 111min Genre:       Drama Director:    Barry Jenkins Cast:         Mahershala Ali, Trevante Rhodes, Naomie Harris…and more Writers:     Barry Jenkins and Tarell Alvin McCraney -Synopsis- Barry Jenkins writes and directs a chronicle of the life of a young gay black man in modern America, as he struggles to come to terms with his sexuality and a rough […]

Live by Night (2017)

Posted by Gui on January 14, 2017

Review 128min Genre:       Crime, Drama Director:    Ben Affleck Cast:         Ben Affleck, Zoe Saldana, Sienna Miller…and more Writers:     Ben Affleck and Dennis Lehane -Synopsis- Ben Affleck returns to the director’s chair and stars as an ambitious but morally conflicted prohibition era gangster trying to get his piece of the American dream, but his mob “paradise” has […]

The Accountant (2016)

Posted by Gui on November 1, 2016

Review 128min Genre:       Action, Crime, Thriller Director:    Gavin O’Connor Cast:         Ben Affleck, Anna Kendrick, J.K. Simmons…and more Writer:      Bill Dubuque -Synopsis- Ben Affleck stars as a mysterious and gifted but obsessive and neurologically challenged forensic accountant, who “creatively” manages the books for criminal organizations… and moonlights as an assassin, but his latest job puts him […]

Nocturnal Animals (2016)- BFI London Film Festival 2016

Posted by Gui on October 20, 2016

117min Genre:        Crime, Drama, Thriller Director:     Tom Ford Cast:          Amy Adams, Jake Gyllenhaal, Michael Shannon…and more Writer:       Tom Ford and Austin Wright -Synopsis- Fashion designer Tom Ford’s second directorial outing is an ensemble dramatic thriller adapted from Austin Wright’s novel “Tony & Susan”; starring Amy Adams as a wealthy art dealer and divorcee, whose life […]

King Cobra (2016)- BFI London Film Festival 2016

Posted by Gui on October 9, 2016

91min Genre:       Fact-based, Crime, Drama Director:    Justin Kelly Cast:         Garrett Clayton, James Franco, Christian Slater…and more Writers:     Justin Kelly and D. Madison Savage -Synopsis- A handsome teenager’s cross-country casting trip turns into the start of Gay porn superstardom for “Brent Corrigan”, when he moves in with his middle-aged porn producer; but when the relationship turns […]

Ma’ Rosa (2016) (Filipino Language) (2016)- BFI London Film Festival 2016

Posted by Gui on October 7, 2016

110min Genre:      Crime, Drama Director:   Brillante Mendoza Cast:        Jaclyn Jose, Julio Diaz, Baron Geisler…and more Writer:     Troy Espiritu -Synopsis- From her humble convenience store in the slums of Manila, tough family matriarch “Ma’ Rosa” sells everything from household goods to food… and of course plenty of methamphetamine or “ice”. But when she’s rumbled by corrupt […]

Blood Father (2016)

Posted by Gui on October 4, 2016

Review 88min Genre:      Action, Crime, Thriller Director:   Jean-François Richet Cast:        Mel Gibson, Erin Moriarty, Diego Luna…and more Writers:    Peter Craig and Andrea Berloff -Synopsis- Mel Gibson stars as a tough ex-con tattoo artist who goes on the run with his estranged daughter, a rebellious teen-turned gangster arm-candy, to protect her from from dangerous drug dealers […]

Imperium (2016)

Posted by Gui on September 21, 2016

Review 109min Genre:       Fact-based, Crime, Drama Director:    Daniel Ragussis Cast:         Daniel Radcliffe, Toni Collette, Tracy Letts…and more Writers:     Michael German and Daniel Ragussis -Synopsis- Based on real events and set in the modern day Washington DC area; Daniel Radcliffe stars as a young FBI agent gone deep undercover as a skinhead to infiltrate a dangerous […]

The Infiltrator (2016)

Posted by Gui on September 17, 2016

Review 127min Genre:       Fact-based, Crime, Drama Director:    Brad Furman Cast:         Bryan Cranston, John Leguizamo, Diane Kruger…and more Writers:     Robert Mazur and Ellen Sue Brown -Synopsis- Crime drama set around Miami during the 1980s Reagan “War-on-Drugs” and based on a true story, starring Bryan Cranston as a U.S. government agent who goes undercover to break Colombian […]

Hell or High Water (2016)

Posted by Gui on September 7, 2016

Review 102min Genre:       Crime, Drama Director:    David Mackenzie Cast:         Chris Pine, Ben Foster, Jeff Bridges…and more Writer:      Taylor Sheridan -Synopsis- In an effort to save their family home and protect their loved ones; two small-town Texas brothers take revenge on the ruthless banks that wronged them by executing a series of dangerous heists, but their […]

War Dogs (2016)

Posted by Gui on August 27, 2016

Review 114min Genre:       Fact-based, Comedy, Crime, Drama, War Director:    Todd Phillips Cast:         Miles Teller, Jonah Hill, Ana de Armas…and more Writers:     Stephen Chin, Todd Phillips, Jason Smilovic… and more -Synopsis- Outlandish comedy/drama from the director of ‘The Hangover’ and ‘Starsky & Hutch’; based on a true story of how young stoners from Miami became perhaps […]

The Nice Guys (2016)

Posted by Gui on June 1, 2016

Review 116min Genre:        Action, Comedy, Crime, Mystery Director:     Shane Black Cast:          Ryan Gosling, Russell Crowe, Angourie Rice…and more Writers:      Shane Black and Anthony Bagarozzi -Synopsis- In late 1970s Los Angeles; a sleazy private investigator and a gruff enforcer team up on a mysterious missing persons case, only to get caught up in a dangerous criminal […]

Money Monster (2016)

Posted by Gui on May 29, 2016

Review 99min Genre:      Crime, Drama, Thriller Director:   Jodie Foster Cast:        George Clooney, Julia Roberts, Jack O’Connell…and more Writers:    Jamie Linden, Alan DiFiore, Jim Kouf … and more -Synopsis- When a self-styled financial TV guru’s stock tip goes drastically south; an irate working-class investor takes the entire show hostage in an effort to expose the truth […]

Suburra (2015) (Italian Language)

Posted by Gui on May 12, 2016

Review 130min Genre:      Crime, Drama Director:   Stefano Sollima Cast:        Pierfrancesco Favino, Greta Scarano, Alessandro Borghi…more Writers:    Giancarlo De Cataldo, Carlo Bonini, Stefano Rulli… and more -Synopsis- In recession-hit politically unstable 2011 Italy; the worlds of politicians, crime families and the Catholic church collide as the dream of building a “Las Vegas” on the shores of […]

Dheepan (2015) (Tamil & French language)

Posted by Gui on April 7, 2016

Review 115min Genre:       Crime, Drama Director:    Jacques Audiard Cast:         Jesuthasan Antonythasan, Kalieaswari Srinivasan…and more Writers:     Jacques Audiard, Thomas Bidegain & Noé Debré -Synopsis- After escaping persecution in Sri Lanka, a refugee and his unorthodox family struggle to build a new life as caretakers in the dangerous suburbs of Paris in this Palme d’Or-winning drama from the […]

Victoria (2015) (German & English language)

Posted by Gui on March 31, 2016

Review 138min Genre:       Crime, Drama, Thriller Director:    Sebastian Schipper Cast:         Laia Costa, Frederick Lau, Franz Rogowski…and more Writers:     Sebastian Schipper, Olivia Neergaard-Holm… and more -Synopsis- On a night out; a lonely young Spanish girl sparks-up a potential romance and friendship with a Berliner and his rogue friends, but her hazy dream turns into a nightmare […]

Triple 9 (2016) (English Language)

Posted by Gui on February 20, 2016

Review 115min Genre:       Crime, Action, Thriller Director:    John Hillcoat Cast:         Chiwetel Ejiofor, Casey Affleck, Kate Winslet…and more Writer:      Matt Cook -Synopsis- A skilled armed robbery crew of ex-mercenaries and dirty cops is blackmailed by a brutal Russian crime boss into pulling a dangerous heist, but as a plan to kill a cop to create a […]

Black Mass (2015)- BFI London Film Festival 2015

Posted by Gui on October 14, 2015

Review 122min Genre:    Fact-based, Crime, Drama Director: Scott Cooper Cast:      Johnny Depp, Joel Edgerton, Benedict Cumberbatch…more Writers:  Mark Mallouk, Jez Butterworth , Dick Lehr… and more Johnny Depp stars as notorious Boston gangster James “Whitey” Bulger, whose position as an FBI informant and brother of a Massachusetts state senator gave him virtual carte blanche to […]

Sicario (2015) (English Language)

Posted by Gui on September 25, 2015

Review 121min Genre:    Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller Director: Denis Villeneuve Cast:      Emily Blunt, Benicio Del Toro, Josh Brolin…and more Writer:   Taylor Sheridan Emily Blunt stars as an ambitious FBI agent whose moral compass is challenged by a complex US government operation to fight the escalating so-called “war on drugs”, as legal and moral lines are […]

Legend (2015) (English Language)

Posted by Gui on September 10, 2015

Review 131min Genre:     Fact-based, Crime, Drama Director:  Brian Helgeland Cast:       Tom Hardy, Emily Browning, David Thewlis…and more Writers:   Brian Helgeland & John Pearson Stylish and darkly comic British gangster biopic/drama starring Tom Hardy as the Kray twins Ronnie & Reggie, infamous British gangsters who terrorized the streets of London in the 50’s and 60’s while […]

Dope (2015) (English Language)

Posted by Gui on September 3, 2015

Review 103min Genre:      Comedy, Drama Director:   Rick Famuyiwa Cast:        Shameik Moore, Tony Revolori, Kiersey Clemons…and more Writer:      Rick Famuyiwa A trio of high-school geeks trying to survive on the streets and “hoods” of southern Los Angeles get caught in a web of drug and gang activity after a chance encounter at a party, as they […]

Carlos The Jackal (2010) (English & other languages)

Posted by Gui on September 2, 2015

Review 165min Genre:     Fact-based, Crime, Drama Director:  Olivier Assayas Cast:       Édgar Ramírez, Alexander Scheer, Fadi Abi Samra…and more Writers:   Olivier Assayas and Dan Franck Adapted from the award-winning TV mini-series and based on a real but disputed story, ‘Carlos The Jackal’ is the extraordinary tale of how a Venezuelan Marxist-Leninist aligned himself with global revolutionary […]