Thriller
 
 
 
 
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“Hounds of Love” Is An Uncomfortable Watch, But An Unforgettable Film

Most films that start out with an attractive, young woman being abducted focus largely on one thing… pushing the boundaries of violence and gore. While the premise itself is terrifying, in large part because it happens so...
 
8.0
 
 
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“Another Evil” Is The Horror Comedy You Didn’t Know You Needed

Writer and first time, feature director Carson D. Mell (who has written for such shows as “Eastbound and Down” and “Silicon Valley”) brings a very unique and entertaining style, to his debut film “...
 
7.5
 
 
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“It Comes At Night” Is A Moody Psychological Thriller That Will Appeal To A Specific Audience

A24 has carved out a niche of delivering films that rely heavier on their message and symbolism than they do content. Where your big budget films feel like they have to constantly have something going on, the films A24 picks up...
 
7.3

 
 
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“Buster’s Mal Heart” Is A Beautiful, Trippy Sophomore Effort From Sarah Adina Smith

  In 2014, Sarah Adina Smith made a splash in the indie world with her directorial debut “The Midnight Swim”. It took just that one film for Smith to showcase her talent, in both writing and directing, and anno...
 
9.0
 
 
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“Personal Shopper” Is A Multi-Layered Independent Gem

After watching “Personal Shopper” — an erotic psychological thriller starring Kristen Stewart — it was obvious why Olivier Assayas won best director at the Cannes Film Festival. What he created is a comp...
 
8.0
 
 
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Netflix Recommendation: “Backcountry” Is A Terrifying Man Vs. Nature Thriller

I once wrote a college paper, for my analysis of film class, on how “Jaws” was the scariest movie of all time. Not because of the usual horror elements like horrific gore, or a masked killer stalking a bunch of terr...
 
7.8

 
 
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Review: “American Fable”

  The farming crisis of the 80s was devastating for many Midwestern families. losing their livelihoods, and in some cases committing suicide, farmers across America were suffering and their families were as well. In writer...
 
7.8
 
 
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Netflix Recommendation: “Teenage Cocktail” Is Both a Sweet Love Story, and a Warning For the Internet Generation

  What starts out as a sweet, high school love story ends up taking some dark, violent turns in director John Carchietta‘s “Teenage Cocktail”. Masterfully avoiding stereotypes and blending genres, Carchie...
 
7.5
 
 
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Review: “The Girl With All the Gifts” Is a Fresh, New take on the Zombie Sub-genre

  It is far from easy, to create a zombie movie that feels original these days. The genre has been done to death, and more often than not the results are ho-hum at best. In director Colm McCarthy’s “The Girl Wi...
 
8.0

 
 
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Review: “Always Shine” Is Further Proof That Director Sophia Takal Is An Important, Emerging Talent

  If Sophia Takal’s directorial debut film “Green” showed hints of her being an up-and-coming talent to watch out for in the future, her second film “Always Shine” cements her as one of indepe...
 
8.0