Category: thriller

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 ...

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, ...