Category Archives: contemporary thriller/horror

Movie review: The Fourth Kind directed by Olatunde Osunsanmi

Product info:  A  mockumentary, allegedly based on real events occurring in Nome, Alaska in 2000. A recently widowed psychologist Dr. Abigail Emily “Abbey” Tyler (Milla Jovovich/ Charlotte Milchard) uses hypnosis to uncover memories from her patients of alien abduction, and finds evidence suggesting that … Continue reading

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Movie review: Control (Kontroll, 2003) directed by Nimrod Antal

Product info: Bulcsú (Sándor Csányi) is a metro ticket inspector working in the underground transit system in Budapest. His job consists of ensuring commuters have paid to ride the train. Simple? Not really. Try to explain an idea of paying … Continue reading

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Movie review: Don’t Knock Twice (2017) directed by Caradog James

Product info: Jess (Katee Sackhoff) used to be a drug addict and a punk but she’s cleaned up her act. Now she is a rich and successful sculptor married happily to equally rich banker. As she is redecorating her huge … Continue reading

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Movie review: Splice (2009) directed by Vincenzo Natali

Product info: Geneticists Clive Nicoli (Adrien Brody) and Elsa Kast (Sarah Polley) are young, successful scientists who specialize in creating hybrids of living species. When they propose the use of human DNA, their pharmaceutical company bosses forbid it, forcing them … Continue reading

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Movie review: I, Anna (2012) directed by Barnaby Southcombe

Movie info: DCI Bernie Reid (Gabriel Byrne) cannot sleep due to personal problems. He is cruising London at night when he hears over the radio that a man was brutally murdered in one of high rise apartment buildings. While entering the … Continue reading

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Movie review: Jason Bourne directed by Paul Greengrass

Movie info: Once a CIA agent, always a CIA agent? Jason Bourne (Matt Damon) tries his best to prove otherwise. It’s been ten years since he walked away from the agency and in this installment he is gainfully employed as … Continue reading

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Movie review: Now You See Me (2013) directed by Louis Leterrier

Movie info (from Wikipedia): Four amateur magicians, J. Daniel “Danny” Atlas (Jesse Eisenberg), Merritt McKinney (Woody Harrelson), Henley Reeves (Isla Fisher), and Jack Wilder (Dave Franco), are each singled out and given a tarot card that lead them to the same empty New York … Continue reading

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That Sugar Film (2014) directed by Damon Gameau

Movie info: Three years ago a young Australian actor called Damon Gameau stopped eating refined sugar. He didn’t complain.  Now he embarks on an experiment to document the effects of a high sugar diet on his healthy body. 60 days … Continue reading

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Movie review: 30 Days of Night directed by David Slade (2007)

Movie info: An isolated Alaskan town called Barrow is facing a whole month of complete darkness. As the last rays of light fade, the town is attacked by a bloodthirsty gang of vampires led by Marlow (Danny Huston). The vamps … Continue reading

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Movie review: Spotlight by Tom McCarthy

Movie info: In 2001, editor Marty Baron of The Boston Globe assigns a team of journalists to investigate allegations against John Geoghan, an unfrocked priest accused of molesting more than 80 boys. Led by editor Walter “Robby” Robinson (Michael Keaton), … Continue reading

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