Tag: Suspense Thrillers

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

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 »

Movie Review – “Good Time”

“Robert Pattinson takes on his biggest, deepest role so far and shines brilliantly!” Patrick King, REEL BRIEF One of the more interesting aspects of living in southern California years ago were the televised police chases that broke into regularly televised programming on a nearly weekly basis. Filmed from a flock of overhead helicopters, these intense... Read More »

Movie Review – “Wind River”

“While I don’t think “Wind River” is nearly as pleasing of a movie journey as Sheridan’s “Hell or High Water” or “Sicario” (2015) screenplays, it is a solid, yet violent, crime drama with Renner at the helm.” – Patrick King, REEL BRIEF From the screenwriter of last year’s highly acclaimed and Oscar-nominated best picture “Hell... Read More »

Movie Review – “Atomic Blonde”

“With her own trust issues, a willingness to bed attractive female foreign nationals, and rapid-fire hand-to-hand combat skills to boot, Theron’s ready right now to be crowned the next 007.” – Patrick King, REEL BRIEF Movie lovers have always appreciated Charlize Theron’s willingness to take on the most challenging of acting roles. Those leading parts... Read More »

Movie Review – “Dunkirk”

“Nolan missed the boat (pun intended) on the true heroes over those nine days in 1940. The great reveal at the end–where true civilian heroics emerge–comes too little and too late.” – Patrick King, REEL BRIEF “Disappointing” was my first thought after seeing this latest story from unconventional director Christopher Nolan. Like most of you,... Read More »

Movie Review – “War for the Planet of the Apes”

“War for the Planet of the Apes” has many positive attributes, none more so than the appealing realism of walking, talking, and horseback-riding chimpanzees, gorillas, and one thoughtful orangutan. These special effects are the foundation to an enjoyable, entertaining, and fast-paced movie! – Patrick King, REEL BRIEF Every dog or cat owner, at one time... Read More »

Movie Review – “Spider-Man: Homecoming”

“the film’s last 10 minutes evoke deadpan laughter to give us the best Marvel cameo and ending seen in years!” – Patrick King, REEL BRIEF Fans of last year’s “Captain America: Civil War” will rejoice knowing that the same raw, yet spirited, Spider-Man returns in “Homecoming”. Brit and former gymnast Tom Holland once again provides... Read More »

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