Category: thriller

REVIEW: Parasite (2019)

Kim Ki-woo (Choi Woo-sik), a young man living in poverty, miraculously scores a part-time job tutoring mathematics for a rich Korean family. When that family needs an art tutor, Ki-woo knows of an excellent choice. When the family fires their driver for impropriety, their new art tutor knows of the perfect replacement. When their housekeeper ...

REVIEW: Balloon (2018)

East Germany, 1979. Two families, the Strelzyks and the Wetzels, conspire to secretly build a hot air balloon and use it to cross the border into the West. When they barely survive their first attempt, they must race against time to construct and launch a second balloon before the Stasi track them down. There is ...

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 - ...