Thrillers

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Boss Level review – macho time loop action caper repeats same old formula
Frank Grillo lives the same day again and again and again in a video game-adjacent thriller that struggles to distinguish itself

Benjamin Lee

03, Mar, 2021 @5:30 PM

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Wander Darkly review – Sienna Miller drives psychological indie drama
Miller is impressive as Adrienne, who doesn’t know if she’s dead or not, as director Tara Miele’s film moves from naturalism to horror

Cath Clarke

03, Mar, 2021 @1:00 PM

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Backtrace review – Sylvester Stallone memory-loss heist caper is one to forget
Matthew Modine is a gangster with amnesia, Stallone the cop trying to piece his story together … and you can join the dots too

Leslie Felperin

02, Mar, 2021 @2:30 PM

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Last Moment of Clarity review – neo-noir in double trouble
This identity thriller suffers from overreliance on coincidences and perplexing cameos from Brian Cox and Udo Kier

Leslie Felperin

02, Mar, 2021 @1:00 PM

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Body Brokers review – drug abusers feed addiction to profit
Michael K Williams stars as a hustler on the hunt for addicts to place in insurance-funded treatment centres in this cynical take on US healthcare fraud

Phil Hoad

01, Mar, 2021 @3:00 PM

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Lucky review – home-invasion horror that's a stand against violence, on repeat
Brea Grant is menaced by a masked intruder, night after night, in a time-loop thriller that makes a vehement statement about society’s attitude to women

Phil Hoad

01, Mar, 2021 @1:00 PM

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Behind whose eyes? Why we love a jaw-dropping twist ending
Slick Netflix thriller Behind Her Eyes employs one of the wildest twists in recent memory, a giddy reminder of how fun a major rug-pull can be

Benjamin Lee

25, Feb, 2021 @7:34 AM

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Jailbreak review – the great, ingenious, Chilean escape
The last days of Pinochet’s regime form the backdrop of this exciting dramatisation of a real prison-break plot

Phuong Le

23, Feb, 2021 @2:00 PM

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Danny DeVito and Barry Sonnenfeld: how we made Get Shorty
‘Gene Hackman was scary as hell. At the premiere, he pulled me aside and said: “I didn’t think you had a clue what you were doing!”’

Interviews by Simon Bland

22, Feb, 2021 @3:27 PM

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I Care a Lot review – Rosamund Pike is tremendous in toxically watchable thriller
Pike’s black-hearted Marla drains the bank accounts of well-off elderly patients, until she picks the wrong prey

Peter Bradshaw

18, Feb, 2021 @9:00 AM

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Shook review – stalk-and-slash horror with social media angle
With the gore unfolding on Zoom-style calls and home surveillance cameras, the story of online influencers being hunted by a killer is very 2021

Leslie Felperin

17, Feb, 2021 @5:00 PM

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The Owners review – OAP burglars get more than they bargained for
The young cast of this clever thriller undertake a hair-raising manor house heist, but it’s Sylvester McCoy and Rita Tushingham who steal the show

Leslie Felperin

17, Feb, 2021 @3:00 PM

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