Tag Archives: crime thriller

Dark Star Pictures and Bloody Disgusting Announce Acquisition of Shinzô Katayama’s ‘MISSING’


Dark Star Pictures has acquired the North American distribution rights to the crime thriller MISSING as part of its ongoing collaboration with Bloody Disgusting. MISSING is written and directed by Shinzô Katayama. It stars Aoi Ito (Her Love Boils Bathwater, KASANE-Beauty and Fate, Gangoose), Jiro Sato (Brothers in Brothel, New …

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Fantastic Fest 2021 Review: Lado Kvataniya’s ‘The Execution’ Is A Thrilling and Horrifying Murder Mystery

The Execution

Lado Kvataniya’s The Execution had its world premiere at Fantastic Fest 2021 tonight and I had the opportunity to check it out. This Russian crime thriller stars Niko Tavadze, Daniil Spivakovsky, Yulia Snigir, Evgeniy Tkachuk, Aglaya Tarasova, and Victoria Tolstoganova. It was produced by Ilya Stewart. Synopsis for The Execution …

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IFC Films Sweeps Up North American Rights For Adrien Brody Crime Thriller ‘Clean’

Adrien Brody in Clean

IFC Films announced today that they are acquiring North American rights to Paul Solet’s crime drama Clean, starring Academy Award-winner Adrien Brody, who developed and produced the film through his production company, Fable House. IFC Films will release the film in 2022. A longtime passion project for Adrien Brody, who …

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Movie Review: Phil Sheerin’s ‘The Winter Lake’ (2021) Is Dark And Disturbing

the winter lake

Looking for a dark and grim thriller that will send shivers down your spine? Well, look no further because The Winter Lake delivers all of this. This is the feature directorial debut from director Phil Sheerin and written by David Turpin (The Lodgers). It stars Emma Mackey (Sex Education), Anson …

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Movie Review: Tiller Russell’s ‘Silk Road’ (2020) Is Wildly Dangerous and Entertaining

Nick Robinson as Ross Ulbricht in Silk Road. Photo Credit: Catherine Kanavy

I didn’t know much about the story that Silk Road was based on until recently. After doing some research, I found it fascinating and addicting. Although Silk Road delivered its own unique version of this story and really captured the brilliant madness that unfolded with this larger-than-life real true crime …

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‘Midnighters’ (2018) New Year, New Movie Review

Starting a new year for most people means a fresh start. People believe a new year can bring new beginnings. This is their chance for a do-over. “New Year, New me, blah, blah, blah”. We’ve all heard the new year’s resolutions a thousand times, but 99.9% don’t even make it …

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Stegman Is Dead (2017) Movie Review

Every once in awhile, I get the opportunity to review something that allows me to broaden my horizons from the horror films I usually review. Stegman Is Dead is one of those films, a comedic crime thriller starring genre legend Michael Ironside in a major supporting role. Stegman Is Dead …

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‘Bullet Head’ (2017) Movie Review

It’s always fascinating to me to see what actors do in the latter parts of their careers, after they’ve made those two or three movies that cemented them as legends; do they go for the quick-and-dirty cash grab that they know will probably help pay for the next couple years’ …

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You Can’t Stop What’s Coming: ‘No Country for Old Men’ ( 2007) Turns 10

Joel and Ethan Coen’s No Country for Old Men is a potent blend of drama, thrills, suspense, action and, yes, horror. While the scenes and characters all have their place and time, there is an almost transcendent quality to the movie, largely rooted in its psychological horror dimensions. Countless debates exist …

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Black Rose (2017) Movie Review

black rose

You may be asking yourself what action flicks have to do with horror. Most people might agree that the two genres have almost nothing to do with one another other than occasional gratuitous violence. However, some classics such as The Silence of the Lambs (Jodie Foster, Anthony Hopkins, 1991), Se7en …

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