Tag: thriller

NORTH BEND FILM FESTIVAL 2021 REVIEW: SUPERIOR

SUPERIOR is a lovely little surprise! Director Erin Vassilopoulos has crafted an engaging thriller in a vintage 1980s wrapper — shot on 16mm film and immersed in bold colors and style. On the run from her abusive husband, Marian (Alessandra Mesa) arrives on the doorstep of her twin sister’s home. Having been separated from Vivian

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NORTH BEND FILM FESTIVAL 2021 REVIEW: TAILGATE

I mentioned this in my preview, but just to reiterate: the idea that someone could snap while I’m on the road and RAGE at me is honestly one of my greatest fears. In TAILGATE (Bumberkleef), Writer/Director Lodewijk Crijns flips that scenario by having the person who rages become the victim.  We’re introduced to our villain,

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CLIMATE OF THE HUNTER

Deep within the woods at their family cabin, two sisters, Alma (Ginger Gilmartin) and Elizabeth (Mary Buss), await the arrival of their old friend, Wesley (Ben Hall) – whom they haven’t seen in 20 years. Turns out Wesley’s wife has been ill for quite some time and currently languishes in a mental institution, which effectively

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PROMISING YOUNG WOMAN

There’s a scene near the beginning of PROMISING YOUNG WOMAN where Cassie (Carey Mulligan), our avenging angel, gets catcalled by construction workers. Disheveled and devouring a very messy breakfast sandwich, Cassie stops in her tracks, turns towards the men, and simply STARES at them. No quippy comebacks, no yelling at them — she just stands there, and

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NIGHTSTREAM 2020 REVIEW: ROSE PLAYS JULIE

In ROSE PLAYS JULIE, veterinary student Rose (Ann Skelly) tracks down her birth mother, a successful actress named Ellen (Orla Brady), and questions her about the reasons Ellen gave her up for adoption and why she put the name “Julie” on the birth certificate. Angry at first that Rose has broken her “no contact” request,

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May

31 Horror Movies I Own #3: May May stands out as one of my favorites because it’s so far from the typical horror-film plot that it’s wholly unlike anything else I’ve seen. It’s like a horror movie wrapped around a super-creepy psychological thriller, and the unique thing about May is May, herself. Angela Bettis plays

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