codeable-asset

Thriller

When I was a kid, I loved this show called Lucan, about a boy who raised by wolves. It was the TV era of championing outcasts as superheroes, like The Incredible Hulk and The Bionic Woman, and like so…
Malik (Riz Ahmed) is a troubled, paranoid man--a Marine vet that has completed 10 tours followed up by a couple years in prison. Needless to say, he is suffering from a lot of PTSD. He lives out of hi…
Beth (Rebecca Hall) is a grieving woman. We meet her, dressed in black, being dropped off at her house by a friend who earnestly hands her a casserole dish. As soon as Beth is in the house, she dumps …
Hollywood action hero, thy name is vengeance.  Our hero is a man who is a shell, a ghost of his former self. All has been taken from him, and others must pay. But he is at heart a good man, a pat…
During the pandemic, for whatever reason and perhaps against better judgement, I have watched many disaster movies. Perhaps it is to feel better knowing that things could be a lot worse, but the truth…
The Report is literally about a 7,000 page report, which you see in physical context at one point: Two seemingly foot-high stacks of paper sit to both sides of investigator Dan Jones (Adam Driver) as …
In 2008, the bustling city of Mumbai, India was attached in a coordinated effort by a group of Pakistani terrorists that hit 12 targets throughout the city, ultimately killing at least 174 people. Fou…
I won't be the first to tell you that director Kathryn Bigelow knows her way around filming extremely intense sequences. From her praised war films The Hurt Locker and Zero Dark Thirty, she now turns …
I remember when the Boston Marathon bombing occurred because my office had a co-worker that was running the race that year. As the headlines splashed across social media, we immediately thought of our…
Imagine being judged on 208 seconds of your life. This is what happens when Captain "Sully" Sullenberger (Tom Hanks), a mild-mannered, cool-as-a-cucumber commercial airline pilot, managed to avert a s…
It is hard to say if The Girl Who Played with Fire stands alone narratively from the über-popular book and movie of Stieg Larsson's The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo. That story established Lisbeth Sala…
The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo is an intriguing if kind of by-the-book (no pun intended) crime story. The plot itself is gripping, but it is the story-behind-the-story that helped catapult the book i…