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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 […]

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 . […]

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 […]

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 […]

IT (2017)

Posted by Gui on September 9, 2017

Review 135min Genre:       Drama, Horror, Thriller Director:    Andy Muschietti Cast:         Bill Skarsgård, Jaeden Lieberher, Finn Wolfhard…and more Writers:     Chase Palmer, Cary Fukunaga, Stephen King… and more -Synopsis- When the children of Derry Maine start to mysteriously disappear, a group of 80s teenage outcasts are terrorised and hunted by a supernatural sinister being who takes the […]

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 […]

The Limehouse Golem (2017)

Posted by Gui on September 1, 2017

Review 109min Genre:       Drama, Mystery, Thriller Director:    Juan Carlos Medina Cast:         Bill Nighy, Olivia Cooke, Douglas Booth…and more Writers:     Peter Ackroyd & Jane Goldman -Synopsis- Before ‘Jack the Ripper’ stalked the seedy streets of London, another brutal and mysterious spectre plied its sinister trade in the East end— the infamous and mythical ‘Limehouse Golem’—preying on […]

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 […]

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 […]

Indie Spotlight- The White Room

Posted by Gui on June 21, 2017

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. The White Room (2017) (English & Spanish Language) 87min Genre:      Drama, Thriller Director:   James Erskine Cast:        Óscar Jaenada, Kae Alexander, Velibor Topic…and more […]

Alien: Covenant (2017)

Posted by Gui on May 13, 2017

Review 122min Genre:       Action, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller Director:    Ridley Scott Cast:         Michael Fassbender, Katherine Waterston, Billy Crudup…more Writers:     Jack Paglen, Michael Green, John Logan… and more -Synopsis- When the crew of the colonial ship ‘Covenant’ land on a an uncharted planet which seems ripe for the picking, they soon discover its unlikely and fearsome inhabitants […]

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 […]

Life (2017)

Posted by Gui on March 25, 2017

Review 103min Genre:       Horror, Sci-fi, Thriller Director:    Daniel Espinosa Cast:         Jake Gyllenhaal, Rebecca Ferguson, Ryan Reynolds…more Writers:     Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick -Synopsis- A group of scientists and astronauts—on an Earth-orbiting space station searching for extra-terrestrial life—find what they were looking for but much more than they bargained for, with potentially catastrophic consequences for all in […]

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 […]

Patriots Day (2017)

Posted by Gui on February 24, 2017

Review 133min Genre:       Fact-based, Drama, Thriller Director:    Peter Berg Cast:         Mark Wahlberg, Michelle Monaghan, John Goodman…more Writers:     Peter Berg, Matt Cook and Joshua Zetumer -Synopsis- Mark Wahlberg stars in a dramatisation of the 2013 terrorist attacks on the Boston marathon which killed three people and injured hundreds, and the subsequent state-wide manhunt to find the […]

Split (2017)

Posted by Gui on January 21, 2017

Review 117min Genre:       Horror, Thriller Director:    M. Night Shyamalan Cast:         James McAvoy, Anya Taylor-Joy, Haley Lu Richardson…more Writer:      M. Night Shyamalan -Synopsis- When three teenage girls are kidnapped and held captive by a troubled man with 23 distinct personalities, they must find a way to escape before his most fearsome incarnation is born in this […]

Allied (2016)

Posted by Gui on November 26, 2016

Review 124min Genre:      Drama, Romance, Thriller, War Director:   Robert Zemeckis Cast:        Brad Pitt, Marion Cotillard, Jared Harris…and more Writer:     Steven Knight -Synopsis- A British/Canadian agent and French a resistance fighter develop a romance forged under-fire while undercover subverting German operations in North Africa, but their family life and bond is tested when she’s suspected of […]

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 […]

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 […]

Train to Busan (2016) (Korean Language)

Posted by Gui on October 28, 2016

Review 118min Genre:      Action, Horror, Thriller Director:   Sang-ho Yeon Cast:        Yoo Gong, Soo-an Kim, Yu-mi Jeong…and more Writer:     Sang-ho Yeon -Synopsis- The passengers on a high-speed South Korean train are inadvertently caught up in a “Zombie” apocalypse when a virulent virus quickly spreads across the country; but far from their coffin, the train proves their […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

The Girl With All the Gifts (2016)

Posted by Gui on September 22, 2016

Review 111min Genre:       Drama, Horror, Thriller Director:    Colm McCarthy Cast:         Sennia Nanua, Gemma Arterton, Paddy Considine…and more Writer:      Mike Carey -Synopsis- In a dystopian future where most of humanity is wiped out by a fungal infection which turns people into mindless cannibals; a group of surviving British scientists and soldiers embark on a dangerous journey […]

Anthropoid (2016)

Posted by Gui on September 11, 2016

Review 120min Genre:       Fact-based, Drama, Thriller, War Director:    Sean Ellis Cast:         Cillian Murphy, Jamie Dornan, Charlotte Le Bon…and more Writers:     Sean Ellis and Anthony Frewin -Synopsis- World War II period thriller based on the events of operation “Anthropoid”; a British SOE plan to use Czechoslovak resistance agents to infiltrate occupied Prague and assassinate Reinhard Heydrich; […]

Don’t Breathe (2016)

Posted by Gui on September 10, 2016

Review 88min Genre:       Horror, Thriller Director:    Fede Alvarez Cast:         Stephen Lang, Jane Levy, Dylan Minnette…and more Writers:     Fede Alvarez and Rodo Sayagues -Synopsis- A plan to burgle the house of a blind older man in desolate Detroit becomes the worst idea ever, as the dream of escaping their town for a better life soon becomes […]

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 […]

The Shallows (2016)

Posted by Gui on August 12, 2016

Review 86min Genre:      Horror, Thriller Director:   Jaume Collet-Serra Cast:        Blake Lively, Óscar Jaenada, Brett Cullen…and more Writer:     Anthony Jaswinski -Synopsis- After being attacked by a Great White shark; a young surfer is stranded in paradise on a small rocky outcrop just a stone’s throw from a secluded beach; but her attacker and now stalker’s instinct […]

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 […]

Jason Bourne (2016)

Posted by Gui on July 27, 2016

Review 123min Genre:      Action, Thriller Director:   Paul Greengrass Cast:        Matt Damon, Alicia Vikander, Tommy Lee Jones…and more Writers:    Paul Greengrass, Christopher Rouse and Robert Ludlum -Synopsis- With the help of an old “friend”, a new one and his memory intact; everyone’s favourite amnesiac super-agent returns on a globe-trotting mission to find out the truth about […]

The Neon Demon (2016)

Posted by Gui on July 9, 2016

Review 117min Genre:     Drama, Horror, Thriller Director:  Nicolas Winding Refn Cast:       Elle Fanning, Abbey Lee, Jena Malone…and more Writers:   Nicolas Winding Refn, Mary Laws and Polly Stenham -Synopsis- Writer/director Nicolas Winding Refn applies his aesthetic stylings to a gruesome story about our vapid modern society’s obsession with youth and beauty, starring Elle Fanning as a […]

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, […]

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 […]

Green Room (2016)

Posted by Gui on May 11, 2016

Review 95min Genre:      Horror, Thriller Director:   Jeremy Saulnier Cast:        Anton Yelchin, Imogen Poots, Patrick Stewart…and more Writer:     Jeremy Saulnier -Synopsis- A young underground punk band’s gig at a remote rural Oregon Roadhouse turns into a brutal nightmare after they witness a murder; hunted by the club’s skinhead patrons and their ruthless leader, our “heroes” struggle […]

Son of Saul (2015) (Hungarian, German & other languages)

Posted by Gui on April 28, 2016

Review 107min Genre:      Drama, War, Thriller Director:   László Nemes Cast:        Géza Röhrig, Levente Molnár, Urs Rechn…and more Writers:    László Nemes and Clara Royer -Synopsis- In Auschwitz at the height of the Holocaust; a Hungarian member of the “Sonderkommando“, a special unit of Jewish prisoners forced to assist in running the Nazi death-camps, finds solemn purpose […]

Bastille Day (2016)

Posted by Gui on April 21, 2016

Review 92min Genre:      Action, Thriller Director:   James Watkins Cast:        Idris Elba, Richard Madden, Charlotte Le Bon…and more Writer:     Andrew Baldwin An American pickpocket in Paris is on the run after being unwittingly implicated in a terrorist attack, hunted by a hard-nosed CIA super agent, together they form a unwilling alliance to unravel a conspiracy which […]