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Thriller

That is not to say that Spielberg doesn't know how to make an entertaining historical film. Bridge of Spies, after an exceptionally sluggish first half hour or so, is indeed entertaining. Set in the C…
Sandra Bullock plays "Calamity" Jane Bodine, a political consultant apparently so ruthless that she can make even the most shady, incompetent politician into a winner. But Jane has been "retired" for …
It's hard to comprehend the horror of being trapped in a mine for 69 days, but the film adaptation of the 2010 Chilean miner's ordeal does a surprisingly good job of recreating this nightmare for the …
Based on the true story of an ill-fated 1996 climbing expedition on the titular mountain – during which a violent storm blew in and took the lives of eight climbers – director Baltasar Kormákur’s visu…
Harrison Ford is a tall drink of water... no, make that a tall drink of lemonade, in this film that features easily one of Ford's best performances. He smolders, absolutely smolders as John Book, a Ph…
Now, people who know me well know that I have a soft spot for disaster movies. I want to see that tidal wave destroy a major coastal city! I want to see famous landmarks topple, blow up, or crack in h…
Honestly, even at nearly two-and-a-half hours long, there’s nary a wasted second or throwaway scene or drawn-out sequence that could have been snipped in director David Fincher’s dark and enthralling …
Jake Gyllenhaal, from the moment he is on screen, is fantastically riveting. I won't say he is unrecognizable in his role as Lou Bloom, a conscience-free opportunist with a shocking lack of moral comp…
Pacino plays Will Dormer (the name a clever play on the French verb "to sleep"), a veteran cop from LA, who is called to a case in Alaska, the land of the midnight sun, as a favor to a friend in a sma…
Out of all of the women characters in Sin City, I perhaps related to Jessica Alba's Nancy Callahan the most. Maybe it is because I'm not an assassin hooker. Or a psychiatrist who answers the door wear…
We've all had moments when our families have disappointed us so much that we can't believe they're ours.  It would be nice to disown them, or run away, or cry and swear and kick something, but for the…
I saw the first half of The Little Girl Who Lives Down The Lane when I was in junior high. I found it while flipping channels after SNL, and was immediately intrigued by this spooky tale. What's up wi…