Tag : thriller

Review: Searching

4 months ago / 0 comments

When his daughter goes missing, a distant father (John Cho) must unravel her sprawling online world in an incisive, unofficial investigation which provides the basis of Searching. This is a missing-person thriller which at many points feels like Prisoners remade as an Apple advert, however, thanks to solid work from … Read More

Blue Eyes: Political intrigue in Sweden

3 years ago / 0 comments

Nobody ever thought Sweden would become right wing. Not the haven of neutrality, meatballs and rotten fish. But alas it has and, with the Sweden Democrats polling at around 20%, Sweden needs to come to terms with the way it views and presents itself. This crisis is not unfamiliar, and … Read More

Prey: Flat and feeble?

3 years ago / 0 comments

Crime-thriller Prey is back for a second three-part series on ITV. With a brand new cast and plot, do not fear if you didn’t tune in for series one. Set in Manchester, the first episode follows prison officer David Murdoch, played by Philip Glenister (Life on Mars), as he is … Read More

Get Wallace: Eccentric Espionage

3 years ago / 0 comments

Consider yourself a connoisseur of crime fiction? If mysteries, enigmas and quintessentially-British secret agent mystiques are your sort of thing, Alexander Wilson’s timeless thriller will not disappoint. Get Wallace is the fourth novel in the Wallace of the Secret Service series, though it’s worth noting that each instalment can be … Read More

TV | Utopia – ‘Going places others can’t and won’t’

4 years ago / 0 comments

  For those anticipating the new series of Utopia, Monday’s opener may have come as an initial disappointment. While fans were itching to discover the fates of our protagonists, instead the season began with an unnerving step back in time. Without a single lead character, and complicating the plot further … Read More

TV | The Honourable Woman – Nothing is what it seems in this exceptional spy thriller

5 years ago / 0 comments

A tight close-up of a blade and the swish of metal on metal, but the camera pans out to show it’s only a wire bread basket and tongs. A waiter neatly lines the basket with a napkin and fills it with bread, laughing and joking with other staff in the … Read More

Film | Locke – Tom Hardy shines in this one-man show

5 years ago / 0 comments

Image: IM Global, Shoebox Films 4/5 Stars For a man who started off his career writing the script for Who Wants to be a Millionaire, Steven Knight has come a long way in the world of film and television. Best known as the screenwriter responsible for the wonderful Dirty Pretty … Read More

Film | Bullet – not worth the effort it takes to watch

5 years ago / 0 comments

Image: Giant Ape Media If you want to spend an hour and a quarter watching insultingly unrealistic characters spouting corny one-liners in improbable scenarios, then watch Bullet. Among mostly terrible acting, confusing and nauseating editing and blatant social stereotypes, even its more ‘redeeming’ features go no way towards making this … Read More

Film | Non-Stop – an exciting thriller

5 years ago / 0 comments

Image: StudioCanal Some actors are remembered by a trademark line. Schwarzenegger’s is “I’ll be back.” Jack Nicholson’s is “You can’t handle the truth.” Liam Neeson’s is “We’re running out of time.” He seems to say it in every action movie these days, usually because he is in a rush. Like … Read More

Gielgud Theatre, London | Strangers on a Train – Good, but not Hitchcock

5 years ago / 0 comments

Image: Gielgud Theatre With stage decorations to fill any design student’s wildest dream, Strangers on a Train is not only a tense, emotive and dynamic play but a visual spectacle to remember. Based on Patricia Highsmith’s novel of the same name and later turned into a thriller by Hitchcock himself, … Read More