Posts Tagged ‘ psychological thriller ’

Lucy Thinks You’re Stupid

lucymxdwn1Let’s be honest. The structure of a movie plot often follows the same outline. Occasionally filmmakers will play with the timeline (Irréversible; Two for the Road) or create something experimental (Stanley Kubrick’s filmography). Since the formula often repeats, viewers can guess where things are going and discern the cause and effect relationship of scenes. That being said, there is usually an unwritten agreement between filmmaker and viewer stating that the film will give clues, but it is up to the audience to find them and solve the puzzle.

Lucy is not that type of movie. Luc Besson’s attempt at answering life’s most meaningful questions is an exposé on the concept of “hear dog, see dog” and an opportunity to give a huge middle finger to clues. Continue reading

Martha Marcy May Marlene


Have you ever watched a movie and thought “I really don’t like this movie, but it’s good and I can’t stop watching, so maybe I do like it?” That film is Martha Marcy May Marlene and that’s exactly how writer/director Sean Durkin wants you to feel. Continue reading

Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy

I have always felt that the level of rampant suspicion and mistrust during the Cold War has been lost on those that did not personally witness it (myself included). Luckily, Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy sticks to realism instead of bowing to the typical Hollywood spy movie mold. This is not your run-of-the-mill Bourne or Mission Impossible secret agent action blockbuster. TTSS is a nonstop psychological thriller focusing more on information collection than who can maim the most nameless goons. Continue reading

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