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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 […]

The Killing of a Sacred Deer (2017)- BFI London Film Festival 2017

Posted by Gui on October 30, 2017

Review 120min Genre:       Drama, Mystery, Thriller Director:    Yorgos Lanthimos Cast:         Colin Farrell, Nicole Kidman, Barry Keoghan…and more Writers:     Yorgos Lanthimos and Efthymis Filippou -Synopsis- A successful surgeon and family man’s life takes a downward spiral after he’s drawn into the world of a troubled young patient and is forced to make an inconceivable choice . […]

Blade Runner 2049 (2017)

Posted by Gui on October 6, 2017

Review 163min Genre:       Mystery, Sci-fi, Thriller Director:    Denis Villeneuve Cast:         Ryan Gosling, Harrison Ford, Ana de Armas…and more Writers:     Hampton Fancher, Michael Green and Philip K. Dick -Synopsis- Thirty years after the hunt for three Replicants through the futuristic streets of L.A. plunged him into an existential crisis, vanished former ‘Blade Runner’ Deckard is tracked […]

Mother! (2017)

Posted by Gui on September 15, 2017

Review 121min Genre:     Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller Director:  Darren Aronofsky Cast:       Jennifer Lawrence, Javier Bardem, Ed Harris…and more Writer:    Darren Aronofsky -Synopsis- A married couple’s idyllic and quiet rural life is thrown into turmoil by the arrival of a couple of mysterious uninvited house guests, causing an existential shift in the husband while leaving the […]

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 […]

Atomic Blonde (2017)

Posted by Gui on August 11, 2017

Review 115min Genre:       Action, Mystery, Thriller Director:    David Leitch Cast:         Charlize Theron, James McAvoy, John Goodman…and more Writers:     Kurt Johnstad, Antony Johnston and Sam Hart -Synopsis- With undercover agents being eliminated and Western intelligence under threat at the end of the cold war, an MI6 super-spy is sent to Berlin to recover a valuable intelligence […]

It Comes at Night (2017)

Posted by Gui on July 14, 2017

Review 91min Genre:       Horror, Mystery, Thriller Director:    Trey Edward Shults Cast:         Joel Edgerton, Carmen Ejogo, Christopher Abbott…and more Writer:      Trey Edward Shults -Synopsis- With the outside world ravaged by a contagious and virulent disease, a family survives in their secure and isolated home, only to have their refuge and lives threatened when they take in […]

My Cousin Rachel (2017)

Posted by Gui on June 11, 2017

Review 106min Genre:      Drama, Mystery, Romance Director:   Roger Michell Cast:        Sam Claflin, Rachel Weisz, Iain Glen… and more Writers:    Daphne Du Maurier and Roger Michell -Synopsis- When ‘Philip’s’ wealthy cousin and guardian suspiciously dies while abroad after unexpectedly marrying their beautiful distant cousin ‘Rachel’, the young Englishman becomes caught between his suspicions of her involvement […]

The Handmaiden (2016) (Korean & Japanese Language)

Posted by Gui on April 13, 2017

Review 144min Genre:     Drama, Mystery, Romance Director:  Park Chan-wook Cast:       Kim Min-hee, Kim Tae-ri, Ha Jung-woo…and more Writers:   Jeong Seo-kyeong, Park Chan-wook and Sarah Waters -Synopsis- Acclaimed South Korean writer/director Park Chan-wook’s (Oldboy, Thirst) sexually charged period drama set in early 20th-century occupied Korea, where a young Korean woman’s plan to defraud a beautiful Japanese heiress […]

The Autopsy of Jane Doe (2016)

Posted by Gui on April 1, 2017

Review 86min Genre:       Horror, Mystery, Thriller Director:    André Øvredal Cast:         Brian Cox, Emile Hirsch, Olwen Catherine Kelly…and more Writers:     Richard Naing and Ian B. Goldberg -Synopsis- When the body of an unidentified murder victim shows up at their small-town morgue, a father & son team of coroners try to unravel the mystery of her gruesome […]

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 […]

Personal Shopper (2016)

Posted by Gui on March 21, 2017

Review 105min Genre:       Drama, Mystery Director:    Olivier Assayas Cast:         Kristen Stewart, Lars Eidinger, Sigrid Bouaziz…and more Writer:      Olivier Assayas -Synopsis- Kristen Stewart stars as a young American working in the Parisian fashion industry as a personal shopper for a high profile celebrity, whose efforts to connect with her recently deceased twin brother from the beyond […]

Get Out (2017)

Posted by Gui on March 17, 2017

Review 104min Genre:       Horror, Mystery Director:    Jordan Peele Cast:         Daniel Kaluuya, Allison Williams, Bradley Whitford…and more Writer:      Jordan Peele -Synopsis- When a young black man heads on a trip to meet his white girlfriend’s well-to-do family, his only concern seems to be whether he’ll be accepted by them—but when it becomes clear that not everything […]

The Salesman (2016) (Persian Language)

Posted by Gui on March 16, 2017

Review 125min Genre:      Drama, Mystery Director:   Asghar Farhadi Cast:        Taraneh Alidoosti, Shahab Hosseini, Babak Karimi…and more Writer:     Asghar Farhadi -Synopsis- Writer/director Asghar Farhadi (A Separation, The Past) recent Oscar-winning foreign language drama tells the story of the breakdown of a middle-class Iranian couple’s relationship after a mysterious and harrowing trauma, as they begin an amateur […]

Elle (2016) (French Language)

Posted by Gui on March 6, 2017

Review 130min Genre:     Drama, Mystery, Thriller Director:  Paul Verhoeven Cast:       Isabelle Huppert, Laurent Lafitte, Anne Consigny…and more Writers:   David Birke, Philippe Djian and Harold Manning -Synopsis- Isabelle Huppert stars a successful and uncompromising video-game company boss who engages in a dangerous game with the masked stranger who sexually assaulted her at home, exposing the disturbing […]

A Cure for Wellness (2017)

Posted by Gui on February 26, 2017

Review 146min Genre:     Horror, Mystery, Thriller Director:  Gore Verbinski Cast:       Dane DeHaan, Mia Goth, Jason Isaacs…and more Writers:   Justin Haythe and Gore Verbinski -Synopsis- On a mission to retrieve his boss from a stay at an isolated ‘wellness centre’; an ambitious young executive begins to suspect all is not as it seems as this mysterious […]

The Wailing (2016) (Korean Language)

Posted by Gui on November 24, 2016

Review 156min Genre:      Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller Director:   Hong-jin Na Cast:        Do Won Kwak, Jun Kunimura, Woo-hee Chun…and more Writer:     Hong-jin Na -Synopsis- When a series of grisly murders and a related mysterious sickness devastate an unsuspecting modern-day South Korean village; an inept and comically cowardly local cop must unravel the mystery of the dark […]

Brimstone (2017)- BFI London Film Festival 2016

Posted by Gui on October 23, 2016

148min Genre:       Drama, Mystery, Thriller, Western Director:    Martin Koolhoven Cast:         Dakota Fanning, Guy Pearce, Carice van Houten…and more Writer:      Martin Koolhoven -Synopsis- Dakota Fanning stars in the 19th century American frontier tale of a young mute mother, whose life is thrown into turmoil by the appearance of a commanding and sinister reverend in her small […]

The Untamed (2016) (Spanish Language)- BFI London Film Festival 2016

Posted by Gui on October 16, 2016

100min Genre:      Drama, Mystery Director:   Amat Escalante Cast:        Simone Bucio, Ruth Ramos, Jesus Meza…and more Writers:    Amat Escalante and Gibrán Portela -Synopsis- The lives of different people in modern day Mexico are irrevocably changed by chance meetings and a mysterious supernatural force, which unleashes their raw sexuality and unlocks their innermost desires, but there’s a […]

Arrival (2016)- BFI London Film Festival 2016

Posted by Gui on October 11, 2016

116min Genre:      Sci-fi, Drama, Mystery Director:   Denis Villeneuve Cast:        Amy Adams, Jeremy Renner, Forest Whitaker…and more Writers:    Eric Heisserer and Ted Chiang -Synopsis- When mysterious alien spacecraft land on twelve random spots across the globe, a unique and world-renown linguist is recruited by US authorities to communicate with and ascertain the intentions of the newly […]

The Red Turtle (2016)- BFI London Film Festival 2016

Posted by Gui on October 5, 2016

80min Country:   Belgium, France, Japan Genre:      Animation, Family, Fantasy, Mystery Director:   Michael Dudok de Wit Writers:    Michael Dudok de Wit, Pascale Ferran  -Synopsis- Stranded on a deserted island and struggling to survive; a desperate castaway develops a rivalry with a mysterious giant red turtle, but this unlikely adversary may prove to be the key to […]

Morgan (2016)

Posted by Gui on September 3, 2016

Review 92min Genre:      Sci-fi, Action, Mystery, Thriller Director:   Luke Scott Cast:        Kate Mara, Anya Taylor-Joy, Toby Jones…and more Writer:     Seth W. Owen -Synopsis- Kate Mara stars as a corporate risk assessor who must determine the threat posed by a powerful and advanced artificially engineered girl, created in an isolated rural compound; but when her influence […]

Swallows and Amazons (2016)

Posted by Gui on August 21, 2016

97min Genre:      Family, Adventure, Mystery Director:   Philippa Lowthorpe Cast:        Dane Hughes, Kelly Macdonald, Rafe Spall…and more Writers:    Andrea Gibb and Arthur Ransome -Synopsis- In wartime Britain, four young siblings turn a rural English vacation into a “pirate” adventure on the local lake island; but their fantasy meets a dose of reality when they’re caught up […]

Nerve (2016)

Posted by Gui on August 10, 2016

Review 96min Genre:      Mystery, Thriller, Romance Director:   Henry Joost and Ariel Schulman Cast:        Emma Roberts, Dave Franco, Juliette Lewis…and more Writers:    Jeanne Ryan and Jessica Sharzer -Synopsis- A timid high-school senior meets a young stranger and unleashes her inner free-spirit after getting caught up in a mysterious interactive online dare game as a player, where […]

When Marnie Was There (2014)

Posted by Gui on July 29, 2016

Review 103min Genre:      Animation, Drama, Family, Mystery Director:   Hiromasa Yonebayashi Cast:        Sara Takatsuki, Kasumi Arimura, Susumu Terajima…and more Writers:    Joan G. Robinson, Keiko Niwa, Masashi Ando… and more -Synopsis- A demure, socially anxious and emotionally detached teenage girl is sent on a Japanese countryside stay with relatives by her adoptive mother; only to be drawn […]

Men & Chicken (2015) (Danish Language)

Posted by Gui on July 16, 2016

Review 104min Genre:      Comedy, Drama, Mystery Director:   Anders Thomas Jensen Cast:        Mads Mikkelsen, David Dencik, Nikolaj Lie Kaas…and more Writer:     Anders Thomas Jensen -Synopsis- When their father reveals the truth about their parentage on his deathbed; a pair of misfit brothers travel to a remote Danish island to unravel the mystery of their origins, only […]

Indie Spotlight- Anna Unbound

Posted by Gui on July 4, 2016

In an ongoing effort to help aspiring filmmakers and promote independent films, particularly those struggling with distribution and releases, we periodically feature films in our “Indie Spotlight” series for your consideration. Anna Unbound (2015) (English Language) 89min Genre:     Drama, Mystery, Thriller Director:  Bernd Porr Cast:       Vasso Georgiadou, James Robson, Martin Sweeney…and more Writers:   Bernd Porr, […]

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 […]

Midnight Special (2016)

Posted by Gui on April 9, 2016

Review 112min Genre:      Sci-fi, Drama, Mystery Director:   Jeff Nichols Cast:        Jaeden Lieberher, Michael Shannon, Joel Edgerton…and more Writer:     Jeff Nichols -Synopsis- In a desperate attempt to protect his son who possesses mysterious supernatural powers; a man goes on the run from religious zealots and government forces with the help of his companions, on a mission […]

Zootropolis (aka Zootopia) (2016) (English Language)

Posted by Gui on March 23, 2016

Review 108min Genre:        Family, Adventure, Animation, Mystery Directors:    Byron Howard, Rich Moore, Jared Bush Cast:          Ginnifer Goodwin, Jason Bateman, Idris Elba…and more Writers:      Jared Bush, Phil Johnston, Rich Moore… and more -Synopsis- In a world were humans never existed and animals walk, talk and live like modern day people; a young determined bunny struggles to […]

10 Cloverfield Lane (2016) (English Language)

Posted by Gui on March 18, 2016

Review 103min Genre:     Sci-fi, Drama, Mystery, Thriller Director:  Dan Trachtenberg Cast:       Mary Elizabeth Winstead, John Goodman, John Gallagher Jr. Writers:   Josh Campbell, Matthew Stuecken & Damien Chazelle -Synopsis- After being saved from a serious car accident, a young woman finds herself trapped in a secure bunker with her rescuer, unsure if her saviour is also […]

The Witch (2016) (English Language)

Posted by Gui on March 12, 2016

Review 93min Genre:       Horror, Drama, Mystery Director:    Robert Eggers Cast:         Anya Taylor-Joy, Ralph Ineson, Kate Dickie…and more Writer:      Robert Eggers -Synopsis- In the search for a more pious existence, a family of 17th century puritanical English settlers leave their plantation for the isolation of rural New England, but dark forces in the woods will […]

The Hateful Eight (2015) (English Language)

Posted by Gui on January 8, 2016

Review 186min Genre:      Comedy, Drama, Mystery, Western Director:   Quentin Tarantino Cast:        Kurt Russell, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Samuel L. Jackson…more Writer:     Quentin Tarantino -Synopsis- In the cold post civil war American frontier, a hardened bounty-hunter and his prisoner are joined by extra passengers as they head for an isolated lodge to escape a fierce blizzard, […]

Spectre (2015) (English Language)

Posted by Gui on October 27, 2015

Review 148min Genre:     Action, Adventure, Mystery Director:  Sam Mendes Cast:       Daniel Craig, Christoph Waltz, Léa Seydoux…and more Writers:   John Logan, Neal Purvis , Robert Wade…and more -Synopsis- Following the events of ‘Skyfall’, MI6 and its agents are under threat from the power of a new British government surveillance agency, while Bond scours the globe to […]

The Visit (2015) (English Language)

Posted by Gui on September 11, 2015

Review 94min Genre:     Horror, Mystery, Thriller Director:  M. Night Shyamalan Cast:       Olivia DeJonge, Ed Oxenbould, Deanna Dunagan…and more Writer:    M. Night Shyamalan A young brother and sister are invited to spend time visiting their single mother’s estranged parents in the country, as they try to connect with their grandparents and discover why their mother became […]

The Gift (2015) (English Language)

Posted by Gui on August 8, 2015

Review 108min Genre:     Drama, Mystery, Thriller Director:  Joel Edgerton Cast:       Joel Edgerton, Jason Bateman, Rebecca Hall…and more Writer:    Joel Edgerton Simon’s idyllic life with his beautiful wife in their new home is thrown into turmoil when a bizarre old high-school acquaintance enters his life bearing mysterious gifts that reveal a terrible secret, a psychological […]

True Story (2015) (English Language)

Posted by Gui on July 19, 2015

Review 99min Genre:    Fact-based, Drama, Mystery Director: Rupert Goold Cast:      Jonah Hill, James Franco, Felicity Jones…and more Writers:  Rupert Goold, David Kajganich & Michael Finkel Based on the memoirs of New York Times journalist Michael Finkel, ‘True Story’ tells the real tale of how FBI Most Wanted murderer Christian Longo assumed Finkel’s name whilst laying-low […]

Mr. Holmes (2015) (English Language)

Posted by Gui on June 19, 2015

Review 104min Genre:    Drama, Mystery Director: Bill Condon Cast:      Ian McKellen, Laura Linney, Milo Parker…and more Writers:  Mitch Cullin , Jeffrey Hatcher & Arthur Conan Doyle Sir Ian McKellen stars as an elderly Sherlock Holmes now retreated to the English countryside to contemplate his life but as his mind starts to fail him the hazy […]

Tomorrowland (2015) (English Language)

Posted by Gui on May 23, 2015

Review 130min Genre:    Sci-Fi, Action, Adventure, Mystery, Family Director: Brad Bird Cast:      Britt Robertson, George Clooney, Hugh Laurie…and more Writers : Damon Lindelof, Brad Bird & Jeff Jensen A talented and tenacious teenage girl discovers a mysterious pin that gives her a glimpse of a utopia built by the good and the great of science […]