Tag Archives: thriller

The Thing (1982) Blood Test Scene – Why is it so effective?

In the Mouth of Madness (1994) – Quickie Review [John Carpenter Movie Marathon Ranking #18]

The Ward (2010) – Quickie Review [John Carpenter Movie Marathon Ranking #20]

Crime Wave (1954) – Movie Review (video version)

The Best Offer (2013) – Movie Review (Video version)

Short Film: 5 Days to Kill

Two treasure hunters mistakenly unleash a demon which is given 5 days to quench it’s third for blood. Who will survive and what will be left of them?

A slightly longer short film than the usual, but if you have the time check it out.

 

5 Days to Kill

Ranked: David Fincher’s Filmography

I really enjoy David Fincher’s movies. I’m not crazy about any of them and aside from a couple I don’t hate any of them. He makes good thrillers and I look out for his movies whenever a new one is announced. It’s weird though because I don’t really consider myself a huge fan of him. His movies don’t make that much of a lasting impression on me, I guess, despite the fact that I take great pleasure in watching them.

When you look at his filmography from a technical perspective, there is a clear evolving of his craft. The tracking camera movements become more fluid, the use of low-key lighting and static camera perspectives are sharper in later films, but I also feel that the material he chooses to tackle have become less edgy than his projects from the 90’s, aside from one here and there. Still, it’s always an event when there’s a new Fincher movie out.

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Movie Review: Locke

Title: Locke

Year: 2013

Runtime: 85 mins

Genre: Drama

Cast:  Tom Hardy

Director: Steven Knight

Tagline: No turning back

Ivan Locke, a dedicated family man and successful construction manager, receives a phone call on the eve of the biggest challenge of his career that sets in motion a series of events that threaten his careful cultivated existence.

Similarly to films like Carnage and the wonderful 12 Angry Men, Locke pretty much takes place within a confined setting. In this case, a building site manager’s car journey on the motorway from Brighton to Croydon. In this everyday-like journey that he will be sharing with millions of people in the country, he makes a phone call or gets a call every so often. And that’s it. That’s all that happens in this movie. And it’s a beautiful thing.

An engrossing achievement

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