Thrillers

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Bull review – a gangland revenge shocker with Neil Maskell on vicious form
You don’t expect soft from Maskell and you don’t get it, in Paul Andrew Williams’s queasy criminal underworld

Peter Bradshaw

16, Oct, 2021 @9:20 PM

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The Lodger review – Jacqueline Bisset’s slinky landlady holds key to lurid thriller
Bisset vamps it up as a white-haired femme fatale in this amusing and atmospheric French mystery

Leslie Felperin

12, Oct, 2021 @8:00 AM

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Mulholland Drive at 20: David Lynch’s audacious puzzle remains a mystery
The daring film-maker’s 2001 Hollywood-set thriller is as dazzling, and unknowably ambiguous, as ever

Scott Tobias

12, Oct, 2021 @6:19 AM

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The Beta Test review – shiny satire of Tinseltown culture is a study in smarm
Indie director Jim Cummings and co-star PJ McCabe have made a scornful part-thriller about an unctuous agent in thrall to the system

Leslie Felperin

11, Oct, 2021 @2:53 PM

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Whitetail review – Deliverance-style backwoods thriller in hock to macho survivalism
Entertaining but emotionally stunted film about a family hunting trip starts out with promising menace but gets bogged down in a thicket of dialogue

Phil Hoad

11, Oct, 2021 @12:00 PM

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Ah, Mr Bond. I was expecting you – to entertain me | David Mitchell
Don’t get me wrong – I enjoyed the new Bond film – but it has a rather fundamental flaw

David Mitchell

10, Oct, 2021 @9:00 AM

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The French Connection at 50: one of the greatest New York movies ever
William Friedkin peaked in 1971 with his thrilling crime drama, known for its show-stopping car chase, but elevated by so much more

Scott Tobias

09, Oct, 2021 @6:05 AM

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Deadly Cuts review – Ortonesque Dublin comedy that’s more silly than funny
With violent gangsters, a gentrification storyline and a hairdressing competition, this movie can’t figure out what it wants to be

Peter Bradshaw

06, Oct, 2021 @2:00 PM

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The Survivalist review – John Malkovich drops in on bleak vision of a hellish postviral US
Jon Keeyes’ siege drama paints a lawless future for American society, though endless flashbacks drain the tension

Leslie Felperin

05, Oct, 2021 @2:00 PM

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Night Drive review – LA car-boot caper pulls it out of the bag
A clever twist elevates this cynical but conventional crime thriller to another level – even if it comes late in the day

Phil Hoad

05, Oct, 2021 @8:00 AM

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No Time to Die review – Daniel Craig’s Bond swan song takes aim at well-worn conventions
Craig’s final outing as the secret agent is too long and needs a better villain, but attempts at real change to the 007 formula feel fun and fresh

Wendy Ide

03, Oct, 2021 @7:00 AM

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Matera: the gorgeous Italian hill town film-makers can’t resist
Anyone from Jesus to James Bond has been seen in the Unesco heritage site now open for business after lockdown

Ondine Cohane

02, Oct, 2021 @5:00 AM

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