Browsing the "Thriller" Category

Trance (2013)

March 27th, 2013 | by Padraic Coffey

“Amnesia is bollocks”, insists a London gangster as he peels back James McAvoy’s fingernails in an effort to elicit seemingly


Gangster Squad (2013)

January 11th, 2013 | by Padraic Coffey

We may be less than a fortnight into the new year, but you will be hard pressed to find a


Killing Them Softly (2012)

November 30th, 2012 | by Padraic Coffey

The first words we hear in Killing Them Softly are of America, spoken by then-Senator Barack Obama. It’s a deliberate


Cloud Atlas (2012)

October 26th, 2012 | by Padraic Coffey

Certain sections of the media, in a not entirely serious fashion, have drawn parallels between two of the films that


Argo (2012)

October 12th, 2012 | by Padraic Coffey

My, how Ben Affleck has grown. Despite winning an Oscar while still in his twenties for co-writing Good Will Hunting


Shadow Dancer (2012)

August 24th, 2012 | by Padraic Coffey

“Collette McVeigh – Mother, Daughter, Sister, Spy”. So reads the tagline for James Marsh’s Shadow Dancer, a deliberate allusion to


The Imposter (2012)

August 24th, 2012 | by Padraic Coffey

Could cinema, that most frequently maligned of art forms, ever be capable of altering the course of justice? Such a


Killer Joe (2012)

June 12th, 2012 | by Padraic Coffey

An unfortunate by-product of the extraordinary era in American cinematic history commonly referred to as the ‘New Hollywood’ is the


Arachnophobia (1990)

July 18th, 1990 | by Padraic Coffey

The phenomenal success of Steven Spielberg’s Jaws inspired several imitators, all aiming to replicate its formidable profitability at the box



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