Tag Archives: Thriller

Sleepy Hollow - * * *

Live action romantic horror film loosely based the legend of Ichabod Crane (Johnny Depp) and the Headless Horseman. Female lead Katrina Van Tassel will be played by Christina Ricci. Casper Van Dien will play Ichabod’s rival Brom Van Brunt. Andrew … Continue reading

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The Bone Collector - * 1/2*

Ever since Hannibal Lecter energized the screen in Silence of the Lambs, or perhaps ever since Norman Bates appeared in Psycho, Hollywood has had a morbid fascination with the serial killer. This strange affair has created several great films (such … Continue reading

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The Limey - * * *

Steven Soderbergh directs this action-drama about an Englishman (Terence Stamp) who travels to L.A. to avenge his daughter’s death. Lesley Ann Warren is an English teacher who helps him out. Peter Fonda will play the bad guy, Amelia Heinle will … Continue reading

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Double Jeopardy - * 1/2*

Double Jeopardy is a routine thriller that has an interesting, if somewhat implausible, premise mixed with a heavy dose of The Fugitive deja vu. We’re left with a half baked concoction that is more perplexing than thrilling. When we’re introduced … Continue reading

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Stir of Echoes - * * 1/2*

Riding the current wave of supernatural thrillers, Stir of Echoes is one of the better of the bunch. Though much in the film seems familiar, it still is intriguing to watch. Tom Witzky (Kevin Bacon) is a blue-collar lineman living … Continue reading

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The Sixth Sense - * *

1999 has seen the strong return of supernatural films, and millennium fever means there are even more in the pipeline. The Sixth Sense is the latest supernatural drama, and it had good promise. Unfortunately, the atmosphere of the film can’t … Continue reading

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Arlington Road - * * 1/2*

Arlington Road is a thriller about a college professor (Jeff Bridges) who begins to suspect that his seemingly normal next-door neighbors (Tim Robbins and Joan Cusack) are terrorists. The professor must apply his book knowledge when he takes matters into … Continue reading

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The General’s Daughter - * *

The hallmarks of a good mystery are an intriguing setup, and an array of unexpected twists. The General’s Daughter does wonderfully with the former, but stumbles a bit around the twists. They’re unexpected, all right, and there are plenty of … Continue reading

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The Thirteenth Floor - *

The Thirteenth Floor is the latest Hollywood film to jump on the virtual reality bandwagon. However, unlike previous films in the new genre, this one lands with a heavy thud. The movie starts intriguingly enough. An elderly man in 1937 … Continue reading

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Ravenous - * 1/2*

Ah, what could be better than the return of the good ol’ fashioned cannibal movie? Well, judging from Ravenous, quite a bit, actually. Though it nearly hits its stride as a black comedy, the film never quite finds its rhythym, … Continue reading

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