Tag: Psychological Thriller

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Don’t F with the Original: Psycho

We all go a little mad sometimes! To commemorate the season two premiere of A&E’s Bates Motel, Nick and Dimitri lavish praise on the classic thriller that started

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Posted in Movie Review Verdict: 3.5

Lie with Me (2013)

With Hollywood marketing budgets reaching over $100 million per blockbuster, it’s easy to get the impression that cinema trades exclusively in bloated, effects-heavy escapist entertainment….

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Posted in Movie Review Verdict: 3.5

Escape from Tomorrow (2013)

Even before its release, Escape from Tomorrow gained notoriety for setting its perturbing story at Disney World and shooting on location, prompting bloggers from the…

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Posted in Movie Review Verdict: 3.0

Side Effects (2013)

Reviewing a movie like Steven Soderbergh’s Side Effects can be challenging. Like so many thrillers since The Usual Suspects (1995) and The Sixth Sense (1999)…

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Posted in Movie Review Verdict: 1.0

Gut (2012)

Some may find it odd that I keep bringing up my irrational love for B-level entertainment, yet seldom mention low-budget independent cinema. After all, fringe…

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Posted in Movie Review Verdict: 3.5

House at the End of the Street (2012)

To me, House at the End of the Street comprises two distinct cinematic experiences. One pertains to the thoughtful horror flick intended by director Mark…

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Posted in Movie Review Verdict: 4.0

The Tall Man (2012)

I can’t recall ever seeing a movie as unpredictable as Pascal Laugier’s The Tall Man, which, despite its title, has nothing to do with Don…

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Posted in Movie Review Verdict: 4.0

Red State (2011)

If you’d told me last year that Kevin Smith wrote and directed Red State, I’d have slapped your dog, called you a dirty lying whore,…

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