Category: thriller

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 ...

REVIEW: Don’t Breathe (2016)

Three young hooligans - Rocky (Jane Levy), Alex (Dylan Minnette) and Money (Daniel Zovatto) - make a de-facto career out of breaking into other people's homes and stealing their things. They never bring a gun to the scene of the crime, and they never take cash. Money hears of a blind veteran living on his ...

REVIEW: Hounds of Love (2016)

Perth, 1987. Teenager Vicki Maloney (Ashleigh Cummings) sneaks out of her mother's house to go to a party. On the way she is kidnapped by John White (Stephen Curry) and his wife Evelyn (Emma Booth). Trapped inside their home, she finds herself at imminent risk of rape and murder. Her only chance of survival - ...

REVIEW: Dream Home (2010)

Cheng Li-sheung (Josie Ho) is a Hong Kong professional desperate to purchase her dream apartment. When the owners abruptly increase the price, she violently takes matters into her own hands. Pang Ho-cheung is a well-regarded writer/director for his acclaimed Love trilogy of comedies, which kicked off with Love in a Puff back in 2010. The same year he also ...

REVIEW: The Shallows (2016)

Medical student Nancy Adams (Blake Lively) takes a sabbatical from her studies after the death of her mother. She travels to Mexico, seeking the isolated beach where her mother went after discovering she was pregnant with Nancy. Once on the water, however, Nancy is attacked by a fiercely aggressive great white shark and finds herself ...

REVIEW: Deep Blue Sea (1999)

In a converted submarine base on the open ocean, a team of scientists led by Dr Susan McAlister (Saffron Burrows) have genetically modified sharks to make them both larger and smarter. In return they can extract a fluid from the sharks' brains that may hold the cure to Alzheimer's. Concerned over safety at the facility, ...

REVIEW: Beyond the Reach (2014)

A professional tracker named Ben (Jeremy Irvine) is hired to escort the wealthy trophy hunter John Madec (Michael Douglas) out to the New Mexico wilderness to hunt for endangered bighorn. When an over-eager Madec accidentally shoots a prospector dead, he tries to buy his way out of trouble. When Ben refuses to play along, Madec ...

REVIEW: Smilla’s Sense of Snow (1997)

Smilla (Julia Ormond) is a Greenlandic immigrant living in Copenhagen. When a young boy living in her apartment building is found dead, having fallen of the building's roof, Smilla refuses to accept that it was an accident. Her investigations draw her into what appears to be an international conspiracy involving a prominent doctor (Tom Wilkinson) ...