Posts Tagged ‘suspense’
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Jeff Taylor (Kurt Russell) finds himself in way over his head in "Breakdown," a 1997 thriller from Paramount Pictures.

Class of 1997: ‘Breakdown’

In the “Class of …” series, Nick Rogers takes a monthly look back at films celebrating either their 20th or 30th anniversary of initial release this year — six from 1997 and seven from 1987 (the extra in a forthcoming double-feature column). The rules: No Oscar nominees and no films that were among either year’s top-10 box-office […]
Marion Cotillard and Brad Pitt star in "Allied," a 2016 Paramount Pictures release directed by Robert Zemeckis.

Allied

The most atypical Robert Zemeckis film yet — sacrificing his burnished gentleness and wowing spectacle for something gruff and grim but supremely entertaining.

William of Baskerville (Sean Connery) and Adso of Melk (Christian Slater) contemplate clues to a murder in "The Name of the Rose," a 1986 adaptation of Umberto Eco's novel.

Class of 1986: ‘The Name of the Rose’

Umberto Eco's assessment of this movie is unkind, but his book hasn't been stripped down to a tawdry whodunit. Here, the whydunit matters as much, if not more.
Samuel L. Jackson stars in "The Hateful Eight," a 2015 Weinstein Company release and the latest from writer-director Quentin Tarantino.

The Hateful Eight

Untidy and unwieldy but also quite unforgettable, Quentin Tarantino's latest is both an enraged fireside chat and a tremendously entertaining Western.

Billy Hughes (Marina Zudina) is an American makeup artist on a Moscow film set being stalked by snuff-film killers ... or is she? "Mute Witness," a 1995 thriller written and directed by Anthony Waller, is this month's "Class of ..." featured film.

Class of 1995: ‘Mute Witness’

For a film forged by favors and trial-by-fire filmmaking, it earns its place in the panoply of ’90s psychological thrillers that throw you for a loop…or six.
Liam Neeson and Joel Kinnaman play a father and son trying to survive a mobster's wrath in "Run All Night," a 2015 Warner Brothers release.

Run All Night

A well-made movie that could have been better, in which the quiet, talkie parts are more interesting than the mayhem.

Liam Neeson is a father trying to save his son from a mobster's wrath in "Run All Night," a 2015 Warner Brothers release.

Run All Night

Wheezing, limping and lumbering all night much more than it runs, Liam Neeson's most arthritic action movie to date isn't one with a number wedged in its title.
Fabrizio Rongione and Oscar nominee Marion Cotillard star in "Two Days, One Night," a 2014 French drama directed by Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne.

Two Days, One Night

A social drama with real sting & a commanding turn by Marion Cotillard, this is a fascinating field study of life on the financial fringes of the working class.