Category: thriller

REVIEW: Bullet Ballet (1998)

Writer/director Shinya Tsukamoto made an enormous impact internationally with his low-budget 1989 tech-horror Tetsuo: The Iron Man. Shot in grainy black and white with a piercing industrial soundtrack, it rapidly became a cult hit around the world and attracted a fiercely loyal cult following. Tsukamoto's subsequent films never quite captured the widespread attention that his feature ...

REVIEW: The Nightingale (2018)

When Irish convict Clare (Aising Franciosi) suffers an unimaginable injustice, she sets out across the Tasmanian wilderness on a quest for revenge. Aiding her on her travels is an Indigenous tracker named Billy (Baykali Ganambarr), who faces personal tragedies of his own. Jennifer Kent made an enormous impact with her first feature, the 2014 horror ...

REVIEW: Les Misérables (2019)

Stéphane (Damien Bonnard) kicks off his first day as a member of a Parisian street crime unit with fellow officer Gwada (Djibril Zonga) and arrogant commanding officer Chris (Alexis Manenti). They are tasked with patrolling the community of the notorious Montfermeil district, famous as the setting for Victor Hugo's famous novel Les Misérables and now populated ...

REVIEW: The Perfection (2019)

Former cellist Charlotte Willmore (Allison Williams) travels to Shanghai to re-connect with her former tutor Anton Bachoff (Steven Weber). While there she meets and forms an immediate connection with Anton's latest young protégé Lizzie (Logan Browning). When they head on a rural road trip of China, however, Lizzie falls ill with an unknown disease - ...

REVIEW: Eye in the Sky (2007)

A crew of armed robbers undertake a series of meticulously planned jewel heists, led by the anonymous "Hollow Man" (Tony Leung Ka-Fai). At the same time an under-confident recruit, code-named Piggy (Kate Tsui), is inducted into one of Hong Kong's police surveillance units under the tutelage of team leader Dog Head (Simon Yam). As the ...