Crime Thriller

Hell or High Water

Hell or High Water

Remember back in the day when all indie movies were about small crimes? Like every single film involved someone heisting or robbing or generally shooting something...
Hold the Dark

Hold the Dark

Man, I’m super-torn about Hold the Dark. Well, not torn so much as confused. It’s a literally dark movie filled with symbolism and lots and lots of wolf stuff that...
Super Dark Times

Super Dark Times

I seem to have fallen into this weird place with my viewing habits of late. Super Dark Times continues my odd trend of unintentionally picking television shows ...
Contraband

Contraband

Rating:  If you, like me, had a strong sense of déjà vu watching the first 15 minutes of this film, you'll know that the feeling of being a crazy per...
Deception

Deception

Rating:  What utter garbage this film was. Oddly it's not completely dissimilar from another mediocre film I saw recently called Following, but this ...
Eastern Promises

Eastern Promises

Rating:  Naked Viggo; I'm sure my mom would be excited to see "the blouse man" doing roundhouse kicks and eye gouges with a couple Russian mobsters w...
No Country for Old Men

No Country for Old Men

Rating:  Who would have thought a guy with a Raggedy Andy haircut could be so menacing? Javier Bardem as the maniacal hitman/killer in No Country for...
A History of Violence

A History of Violence

Rating:  I'm going to make a weird comparison here. Actually, it's not that weird; more like a little bit awkward. This movie reminds me of a poorly ...
Layer Cake

Layer Cake

Rating:  Lock stock and two smoking snatches. Yeah, you heard me, bloke! This whole Brit gangster movie has become a bloody genre. The nice part is t...
Sin City

Sin City

Rating:  Let's start this off with the admission that I don't know anything about graphic novels. Shit, I still called 'em comics until about eight wor...
Collateral

Collateral

Rating:  I kind of had an idea that I wouldn't love this movie. I kinda knew all of the hype surrounding Jamie Foxx (who, by the way, sports the name o...
Training Day

Training Day

Rating:  King Kong ain't got nothing on me! Whatever. Never have I heard such drivel from Academy Award nominated performance. Shit, any idiot can play...
Insomnia

Insomnia

Rating:  I had wanted to see this film when it was out in the theater, but I never got around to it. I'm sure there were holidays, or late nights at ...
Sexy Beast

Sexy Beast

Rating:  It is amazing that there can be so many movies with the exact same plot. In fact, the last movie I reviewed, Heist, also fell into the same ...
Panic Room

Panic Room

Rating:  Normally I would rip a movie like this to shreds. You know exactly what's going to happen the minute the film starts. Meg Altman (Jodie Fost...
Heist

Heist

Rating:  David Mamet is one of those guys you either love or hate. His movies seldom outpace your average Animal Planet documentary. Characters talk ...
Freeway

Freeway

Rating:  I think it's officially time to declare Kiefer Sutherland's career a disaster. In this 90's retelling of Little Red Riding Hood, Kiefer is so ...
Hard Eight

Hard Eight

Rating:  From the director of Boogie Nights and Magnolia comes his little seen debut, that actually has a different title in most of its mentions, Sy...