Category: Thriller

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

mother!

    Release Date: September 15, 2017 Screened: September 11, 2017 (Toronto International Film Festival) Runtime: 121 minutes Rating: R Studio: Paramount Pictures Director: Darren Aronofsky Cast: Jennifer Lawrence; Javier Bardem; Ed Harris; Michelle Pfeiffer; Brian Gleeson; Domhnall Gleeson; Kristen Wiig I can’t think of a contemporary director who brings the “WTF?!?!” better than Darren

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

Elle

Screened at the New York Film Festival – October 15, 2016     Release Date: November 11, 2016 (US) Runtime: 130 minutes Rating: R Studio: Sony Pictures Classics Director: Paul Verhoeven Cast: Isabelle Huppert; Laurent Lafitte; Anne Consigny; Charles Berling; Virginie Efira; Judith Magre; Christian Berkel; Jonas Bloquet Paul Verhoeven’s first feature in 10 years

Black Mass

    Release Date: September 18, 2015 Runtime: 122 minutes Rating: R Studio: Warner Bros. Director: Scott Cooper Cast: Johnny Depp; Joel Edgerton; Benedict Cumberbatch; Dakota Johnson; Julianne Nicholson; Kevin Bacon; Peter Sarsgaard; Rory Cochrane; David Harbour; Adam Scott; Corey Stoll; Jesse Plemons Johnny Depp is a shoo-in for an Oscar nomination in what is

The Prince

    Release Date: August 22, 2014 Runtime: 93 minutes Rating: R Studio: Lionsgate Director: Brian A. Miller Cast: Jason Patric; Bruce Willis; John Cusack; Jessica Lowndes; Gia Mantegna; Rain; 50 Cent Do not be fooled into thinking this is a quality picture just because the names Jason Patric, Bruce Willis and John Cusack are

No Escape

    Release Date: August 26, 2015 Runtime: 103 minutes Rating: R Studio: The Weinstein Company Director: John Erick Dowdle Cast: Owen Wilson; Lake Bell; Pierce Brosnan; Claire Geare; Sterling Jerins; Sahajak Boonthanakit This is the kind of movie I feel like they don’t quite make anymore. “No Escape” is something that Charles Bronson or

Sorcerer

    Release Date: June 24, 1977 Runtime: 121 minutes Rating: PG Studio: Paramount Pictures / Universal Pictures Director: William Friedkin Cast: Roy Scheider; Bruno Cremer; Francisco Rabal; Amidou God bless the Film Forum! If it wasn’t for this extraordinary little theater on W. Houston, special engagements of overlooked movies like “Sorcerer” might never be seen

The Thomas Crown Affair (1999)

    Release Date: August 6, 1999 Runtime: 113 minutes Rating: R Studio: Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Director: John McTiernan Cast: Pierce Brosnan; Rene Russo; Denis Leary; Ben Gazzara; Frankie Faison This is a remake of the Steve McQueen – Faye Dunaway classic, unseen (at least at the time of this review) by me, but from what I understand,