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To Catch a Killer review – Shailene Woodley sniper thriller like mid-season CSI
This flat-footed serial-killer hunt, co-starring Ben Mendelsohn, is full of underwritten cops who seem to have no real idea what they’re doing

Ellen E Jones

25, May, 2023 @8:00 AM

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Influencer review – smart thriller about Instagrammers in mortal peril
Cassandra Naud is striking if a little opaque as a predator seducing image-obsessed tourists in Thailand

Phil Hoad

25, May, 2023 @7:04 AM

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Inland Empire review – David Lynch’s fascinatingly unwholesome altered-states horror
A supernatural mystery thriller about a ‘cursed’ film production - with the word “mystery” in 72-point bold

Peter Bradshaw

24, May, 2023 @11:10 AM

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Blood and Gold review – second world war spaghetti western is good pulpy fun
A deserting Nazi private and a local farmer’s daughter enact bloody revenge on plundering troops in this tightly-staged switch-your-brain-off entertainment

Leslie Felperin

24, May, 2023 @6:00 AM

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Streaming: Cocaine Bear and the best ‘so bad they’re good’ films
Farcical thriller Cocaine Bear – about a drugged-up bear on the loose – follows in the knowingly naff footsteps of Snakes on a Plane, Sharknado and more

Guy Lodge

20, May, 2023 @7:00 AM

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The Delinquents review – beguilingly surreal slow-motion Buenos Aires heist tale
If Pedro Almodóvar and Eric Rohmer teamed up to compose a meanderingly long crime caper it might look like this

Peter Bradshaw

18, May, 2023 @3:00 PM

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Beau Is Afraid review – Ari Aster sends Joaquin Phoenix on an odyssey to nowhere
This three-plus-hour tale of Oedipal misery sees Phoenix on uncharacteristically boring form, and ultimately collapses into silliness

Peter Bradshaw

18, May, 2023 @9:35 AM

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Little Bone Lodge review – Joely Richardson is scarily fierce in tense thriller
Secrets are revealed as Richardson’s matriarch turns out not to be just a simple farmer’s wife when protecting her family

Leslie Felperin

16, May, 2023 @12:00 PM

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From The New Boy to Asteroid City: 10 films to see at the 2023 Sydney film festival
The festival’s June program includes climate heists, FBI whistleblowers, new Wes Anderson – and 20,000 bees

Luke Buckmaster

15, May, 2023 @3:00 PM

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Dead Shot review – an IRA terrorist is bent on revenge in crude Troubles thriller
Gritty 70s London does most of the heavy lifting as an IRA man tracks down the British soldier who killed his wife in this Sky Original drama

Wendy Ide

14, May, 2023 @11:00 AM

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The Mother review – Jennifer Lopez goes kick-ass in abject kidnap thriller
Lopez plays an ex-special forces parent aiming to rescues her kid from the bad guys in this formulaic and muddled Netflix caper

Peter Bradshaw

12, May, 2023 @1:00 AM

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Hypnotic review – Ben Affleck apes Inception in goofy B-movie thriller
Robert Rodriguez’s nonsensical yet charmingly unpretentious film about the power of hypnosis makes for a fast-paced pre-summer throwback

Benjamin Lee

11, May, 2023 @6:55 PM

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