Category: thriller

REVIEW: Kaiji: The Ultimate Gambler (2009)

Kaiji Ito (Tatsuya Fujiwara) is a listless 30 year-old compulsive gambler. When a friend whose loan Kaiji promised to guarantee skips his payments, Kaiji finds himself confronted by a local loan shark and given two choices: pay up the millions of yen in debt and interest, or take his chances on a high stakes card ...

REVIEW: Cop Car (2015)

Travis (James Freedson-Jackson) and Harrison (Hays Wellford) are two young boys walking cross-country through a series of fields. In a small grove they find a police patrol car. They dare each other to touch it. They dare each other to get inside. They find the keys. They go on an impulse joy ride. A minute ...

REVIEW: The Hunt for Red October (1990)

In 1984 the Soviet Union launches its experimental first-strike nuclear submarine, the Red October. Its captain Marko Ramius (Sean Connery), fearing its purpose and tiring of his government, conspires with his officers to steal the Red October and defect to the USA. On the other side of the Atlantic Ocean, CIA analyst Jack Ryan (Alec ...

REVIEW: Bloody Milk (2017)

Pierre Chavanges (Swann Arlaud) operates a small, independent dairy farm. He works with a small herd, handling each of his cows with care and dedication. When hemorrhagic fever begins striking farms to the north, he fears it will affect his herd. When one of his cows does fall in, Pierre goes to extreme lengths to ...

REVIEW: Red Pier (1958)

Yakuza mobster Jiro (Yujiro Ishihara) has run away from the Tokyo police, and remains holed up in Kobe. At the city port he witnesses a man get killed, only to later find himself romancing the man's sister Keiko (Mie Kitahara). Before long Jiro is hunted down by out-of-town criminals, while the police continue to close ...

REVIEW: The Girl on the Train (2016)

From a daily commuter train, alcoholic divorcee Rachel Watson (Emily Blunt) obsessively watches the house of her ex-husband (Justin Theroux) and his new wife (Rebecca Ferguson) house. She also watches their neighbours, imagining an idyllic life between them. When one of those neighbours goes missing, Rachel is caught between helping investigate the disappearance and becoming ...

REVIEW: The Purge: Election Year (2016)

Eighteen years after seeing her entire family murdered in front of her, US Senator Charlie Roan (Elizabeth Mitchell) is running for President with an openly avowed intent to end the annual 'Purge': one night of each year in which all crimes become legal, and America's rich and powerful descend upon the streets to torture and ...