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Fall review – wildly effective survival thriller delivers seat-edge suspense

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Pre-release debates over the title of Jordan Peele’s patchy summer hit Nope were settled last month when the secretive writer-director revealed that no, it wasn’t an acronym for “not of planet earth” but was something...

Hot Seat review – call centre guy is pinned down in office chair in schlocky thriller

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Kevin Dillon heads a mostly D-, E- and F-list cast in this schlocky but not entirely unwatchable thriller; he plays Orlando Friar, a one-time hacker who’s gone straight and works for a computer helpline. One sunny day...

The joy of crime fiction: thriller writers on their favourite crime fiction

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Author of The Girl on the Train What makes a great thriller/crime novel?Memorable and compelling characters. Plot twists and cliffhangers can feel manufactured, but a great character never does. What’s your favourite ...

As Dusk Falls review – superior storytelling elevates this interactive thriller

16 Uitsigte0 Opmerkings

A family is on a tense road trip from Sacramento, California to St Louis, Missouri. The kid is tired; the dad seems conflicted; there’s clearly some unspoken tension between the mother and the grandfather. You get the...

TV vanaand: an emergency services worker does terrible things in Glasgow-set thriller

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Gabe (Iain De Caestecker) is a bit of an everyday hero in his work as an emergency call handler in Glasgow – grateful parents have even named their newborns after him. But – with this being a thriller – the good guy i...

‘Almost mythical’ Michael Flatley thriller Blackbird gets September release

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Almost four years after it premiered and promptly disappeared, a spy thriller written, directed, produced, financed by and starring the Irish-American dancer Michael Flatley will be released in Irish cinemas in Septem...

The Gray Man review – Ryan Gosling goes rogue in gonzo action thriller

32 Uitsigte0 Opmerkings

Two solid hours of efficient Netflix content is what’s on offer here, the action-thriller equivalent of a conscientiously microwaved Tuscan Sausage Penne from M&S. Directed by the Russo brothers, Joe and Anthony, ...

There Are No Saints review – Schrader script is schlocky revenge thriller

26 Uitsigte0 Opmerkings

A new film with a Paul Schrader script has to be news … but this isn’t exactly new. It’s a grungy, grubby and frankly dreary exploitationer in the straight-to-video mould, with a perfunctory and shallow religious moti...

Minority Report at 20: Cruise and Spielberg test their limits in top-tier thriller

25 Uitsigte0 Opmerkings

Tom Cruise has spent the last few weeks – arguably the last few years – making the case that, at least under certain circumstances, he could qualify as the biggest movie star in the world. Twenty years ago, merely on ...

There Are No Saints review – Schrader script is schlocky revenge thriller

40 Uitsigte0 Opmerkings

A new film with a Paul Schrader script has to be news … but this isn’t exactly new. It’s a grungy, grubby and frankly dreary exploitationer in the straight-to-video mould, with a perfunctory and shallow religious moti...

Minority Report at 20: Cruise and Spielberg test their limits in top-tier thriller

23 Uitsigte0 Opmerkings

Tom Cruise has spent the last few weeks – arguably the last few years – making the case that, at least under certain circumstances, he could qualify as the biggest movie star in the world. Twenty years ago, merely on ...

TV vanaand: James Nesbitt locks horns with Joely Richardson in new thriller

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James Nesbitt is doing his familiar detective bit again, but otherwise there’s nothing generic about this intriguing thriller which takes the form of eight tightly written two-handers. Nesbitt is Danny Frater, a veter...

That Is Not Who I Am review – all is not what it seems in tricksy thriller about truth and power

36 Uitsigte0 Opmerkings

Lift up the cover of the playtext for That Is Not Who I Am by Dave Davidson and another play will fall out. Long before the audience have stepped into the Royal Court, this play has us questioning the truth. The real ...

Murdering the competition: Richard Osman thriller tops UK library loans

32 Uitsigte0 Opmerkings

Richard Osman’s The Thursday Murder Club was the most borrowed book from UK libraries in the year 2020-21, while the prolific bestseller James Patterson was the most borrowed author overall. The Public Lending Right (...

Interceptor review – absurd yet entertaining Netflix action thriller

40 Uitsigte0 Opmerkings

While the rather surprisingly robust box office performance of Top Gun: Maverick has shown, weereens, that all really is back to normal on the big-screen blockbuster front, as a sort of precautionary measure, a more...

Shark Bait review – human chum bucket jeopardy thriller sinks without trace

28 Uitsigte0 Opmerkings

“Tyler, geen! You took a bang to the head!” “That might be a problem if there was something inside of there!” So goes an almighty self-own when one of five spring-breakers trapped on a jetski in shark-infested waters de...

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