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Topic: thriller

These Amazing Shadows

What movie love lurks in the heart of man? ‘Shadows’ knows.


Documentary

Rod Lott
At the start of the documentary “These Amazing Shadows,” various film lovers talk about the magic of going to the movies, using phrases like “window to the world” and “religious experience.” But the way things go at the multiplexes these days — texters, talkers, popcorn-munchers — when’s the last time you felt that sense of awe?
 
Wednesday, November 9, 2011

The Carey Treatment

Pro-life or pro-choice, you've gotta be pro-Coburn.


Thriller

Rod Lott
Here's the Michael Crichton movie you've never seen, probably because you may not have realized it was based on Crichton at all.
 
Friday, November 11, 2011

No Blade of Grass

If Al Gore made an apocalyptic action film ...


Sci-Fi

Rod Lott
Actor-turned-director Cornel Wilde (“The Naked Prey”) was way ahead of his time, as his 1970 eco-thriller “No Blade of Grass,” now out from Warner Archive, shows.
 
Friday, November 11, 2011

Night Watch

Liz goes loopy.


Thriller

Rod Lott
It's fitting that a movie about being haunted by the ghost of a former spouse stars the woman who did more to destroy the so-called "sanctity of marriage" than Hollywood legend Elizabeth Taylor.
 
Friday, November 18, 2011

The Nickel Ride / 99 and 44/100% Dead

If I had a ‘Nickel’ for every great scene, I’d have about 35 cents.


Thriller

Rod Lott
For a release marked "Action Double Feature," this Shout! Factory disc sure lacks, well, action. "Crime Double Feature" would be far more apt. However, it wouldn't make the movies any better.
 
Tuesday, November 29, 2011

The Hunters / Removal

Remove these two from your sights.


Thriller

Rod Lott
First things first: Please watch this trailer:
 
Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Contagion

Catch it.


Thriller

Rod Lott
Director Steven Soderbergh's "Contagion" is a super-smart speculative thriller that isn't quite what you'd expect. The trailer kind of telegraphs as much by killing off Gwyneth Paltrow.
 
Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Julia’s Eyes

Jeepers creepers, where’d you get those peepers?


Thriller

Rod Lott
Once more, the films Guillermo del Toro chooses to produce, I find more interesting than the ones he chooses to direct.
 
Thursday, January 19, 2012

Don’t Let Him In

Don't!


Thriller

Rod Lott
One of the many joys of “Grindhouse” was Edgar Wright’s fake trailer for “Don’t,” which  hilariously poked fun at the thrillers and frighteners of the 1970s whose titles warned viewers not to go somewhere or do something: “Don’t Open Till Christmas,” “Don’t Go in the Basement,” “Don’t Look in the Attic,” etc.
 
Thursday, January 19, 2012

Texas Killing Fields

Don’t mess with ‘Texas,’ a crime story whose limited release is criminal.


Thriller

Rod Lott
Great crime movies run in the family.
 
Friday, January 20, 2012
 
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