Category: Mystery

Thelma

      Release Date: September 15, 2017 (Norway); November 10, 2017 (USA – limited) Screened: October 6, 2017 (New York Film Festival) Runtime: 116 minutes Rating: Not Rated (as of post time) Studio: The Orchard; Motlys Director: Joachim Trier Cast: Eili Harboe; Kaya Wilkins; Henrik Rafaelsen; Ellen Dorrit Petersen A profoundly religious teenager discovers

Valley of Shadows

    Release Date: October 20, 2017 (Norway) Screened: September 10, 2017 (Toronto International Film Festival) Runtime: 91 minutes Rating: No Rating Yet Studio: Film Farms; Them Girls Film; Anna Kron Film Director: Jonas Matzow Gulbrandsen Cast: Adam Ekeli; Kathrine Fagerland While there is stuff to admire in Valley of Shadows, this Norwegian import really

A Simple Plan

    Release Date: January 22, 1999 Runtime: 121 minutes Rating: R Studio: Paramount Pictures Director: Sam Raimi Cast: Bill Paxton; Billy Bob Thornton; Bridget Fonda; Brent Briscoe; Gary Cole; Chelcie Ross; Becky Ann Baker; Jack Walsh This is one of those “What would you do?” movies (another example would be Indecent Proposal, though this

Let’s Scare Jessica to Death

    Release Date: August 27, 1971 Runtime: 89 minutes Rating: PG-13 Studio: Paramount Pictures Director: John Hancock Cast: Zohra Lampert; Barton Heyman; Kevin O’Connor; Gretchen Corbett; Alan Manson; Mariclare Costello This low-key quickie hearkens back to a sort of golden age for low-budget chillers. While not as gruesome as some of its contemporaries (Texas

The 4th Man

    Release Date: March 24, 1983 Runtime: 102 minutes Rating: Unrated (closer to R) Studio: International Spectrafilm / Anchor Bay Entertainment Director: Paul Verhoeven Cast: Jeroen Krabbé; Renée Soutendijk; Thom Hoffman; Dolf de Vries; Geert de Jong It’s only fitting that a movie review site called The 4th Reel review a movie called “The

Mike’s Murder

    Release Date: March 9, 1984 (screened June 22, 2014 – 16th Annual Provincetown Film Festival) Runtime: 109 minutes Rating: R Studio: Warner Bros. Director: James Bridges Cast: Debra Winger; Mark Keyloun; Darrell Larson; Paul Winfield; Brooke Alderson This is an often overlooked, unseen 1984 film from director James Bridges (“The China Syndrome,” “Urban

Passion

Screened at the Provincetown International Film Festival – June 22, 2013 – US premiere     Release Date: August 30, 2013 Runtime: 105 minutes Rating: R Studio: Entertainment One Director: Brian De Palma Cast: Rachel McAdams; Noomi Rapace; Karoline Herfurth; Paul Anderson De Palma is up to his old cinematic tricks (that’s a good thing) in

Body of Evidence

It’s Flashback Friday! This Week’s Flashback Movie….     Release Date: January 15, 1993 Runtime: 99 minutes Rating: R Studio: MGM Director: Uli Edel Cast: Willem Dafoe; Madonna; Joe Mantegna; Anne Archer; Julianne Moore; Frank Langella; Jurgen Prochnow Hoo-boy!!! This one’s a doozy! No one in this train wreck could possibly have thought that they were

Side Effects

    Release Date: February 8, 2013 Runtime: 106 minutes Rating: R Studio: Open Road Films Director: Steven Soderbergh Cast: Jude Law; Rooney Mara; Catherine Zeta-Jones; Channing Tatum Instead of going out with a bang, Steven Soderbergh decided to go out with more of a tremble. While his latest, and purportedly last movie, is an

Stoker

    Release Date: March 1, 2013 Runtime: 99 minutes Rating: R Studio: Fox Searchlight Director: Chan-wook Park Cast: Mia Wasikowska; Nicole Kidman; Matthew Goode; Jacki Weaver; Dermot Mulroney This is a nasty little number.   The first English-language film from Chan-wook Park, director of “Oldboy,” is a modern gothic nightmare that leaves you thinking, “Thank