Tag: Suspense Thrillers

Movies that will keep you on the edge of your theater seat.

Movie Review – “12 Strong”

“the real stars are the four-legged variety and this aspect is barely covered once the team mounts up and moves out…which is too bad, because I think the horse soldier revelation was one of the most surprising stories coming out in the weeks following 9/11…” Patrick King, REEL BRIEF In the immediate aftermath of the... Read More »

Movie Review – “Small Town Crime”

“Clever. Shocking. One of the best crime dramas in recent years.” -Patrick King, REEL BRIEF This latest film by writer/director brothers Ian and Eshom Nelms takes viewers on a frantic murder investigation by an alcoholic ex-cop trying to prove that he can still make a difference. Stellar acting throughout the cast delivers a solid script... Read More »

Movie Review – “Molly’s Game”

“Molly’s Game is a fascinating story of boldness, charisma, and integrity. A Top-5 film of 2017!” -Patrick King, REEL BRIEF Making his directorial filmmaking debut, Academy Award-winning screenwriter Aaron Sorkin deals moviegoers in on the true-life exploits of poker game hostess Molly Bloom. Portraying Bloom, the Olympic-class skier turned moderator of high-stakes underground gambling, is... Read More »

Top 10 Films of 2017

Here are the year’s best films in storytelling and performances: Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri Superb acting performances highlight this crime drama depicting a grieving mother seeking answers for her daughter’s brutal murder. The brilliant screenplay slowly unmasks the film’s key players, shining a spotlight on how each character’s past and present are interwoven into... Read More »

Movie Review – “Darkest Hour”

  “Darkest Hour” is a top contender for Film of the Year! – Patrick King, REEL BRIEF In a historic masterpiece, “Darkest Hour” presents us with a battle-weary England on the verge of collapse at the evil hands of Adolf Hitler in World War II. Covering a politically troublesome and potentially devastating four-week period for... Read More »

Movie Review – “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri”

“The intricate, and often hostile, interaction between the strong-willed personas of Harrelson, McDormand, and Rockwell makes for sensational filmmaking and movie watching…  The early Oscar front-runner for Best Picture!” – Patrick King, REEL BRIEF A trifecta of superb acting performances will surely earn “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri” a well-deserved spot on nearly everyone’s shortlist... Read More »

Movie Review – “Blood Stripe”

“Powerful! In what’s bound to be (Kate) Nowlin’s breakout movie, I can’t remember a better female screen portrayal of the U.S. Marine Corps.” – Patrick King, REEL BRIEF A hallmark of many successful films is their ability to tackle common, often repeated topic areas found in other big screen endeavors and, yet, still surprise viewers.... Read More »

Movie Review – “Thank You for Your Service”

“Keep (Miles) Teller on your Best Actor list for 2017. Yes, he’s that good in this movie.” Patrick King, REEL BRIEF Fans of 2014’s highly acclaimed “American Sniper” military drama will find common themes embedded in this latest war film depicting U.S. service members returning home after doing battle in Iraq. Never once taking the... Read More »

Movie Review – “Blade Runner 2049”

“Fascinating and smart! This neo-noir continuation admirably honors its Blade Runner roots.” Patrick King, REEL BRIEF Thirty-five years after Harrison Ford brought us futuristic Los Angeles Police Officer Rick Deckard in Ridley Scott’s original science fiction thriller, the “Blade Runner” saga continues using clever puzzle pieces in a complex bid for humans to avoid extinction.... Read More »

Movie Review – “Stronger”

“The film’s greatest attribute is that it places each of us in Bauman’s hospital room. And in his wheelchair. We wonder, as Gyllenhaal does, how we’d struggle to find our old life and chase new relationships with relatives and loved ones… Brilliant acting shines bright in this true story, taking viewers much further than the... Read More »

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