Matthias Schoenaerts was the star of Michael R. Roskam’s directorial debut – Bullhead.  In my opinion, the film was as close to flawless as a film could get ,and Schoenaerts gave one of the best and memorable performances that I have seen in a long time – a truly terrifying performance

If you haven’t checked out Bullhead, then you are missing out on one of the best films in the last ten years.

Roskam went on to direct his first English language feature – The Drop –  with Tom Hardy, James Gandolfini, Noomi Rapace & Matthias Schoenaerts.

Matthias Schoenaerts had a big enough role, but we didn’t get to see what the man is really capable of ,and although The Drop was a superb film, I thought it was an awful waste of a terrific actor.

Disorder is a tense new thriller directed by Alice Winocour. It stars Matthias Schoenaerts in the leading role, which means we are going to get a scarily-good performance. The film also stars the great Diane Kruger, so this sounds like a film that we should be following very closely…you’ll be glad I hooked you up.


Vincent is an ex-soldier with PTSD who is hired to protect the wife and child of a wealthy Lebanese businessman while he’s out of town. Despite the apparent tranquility on Maryland, Vincent perceives an external threat.


New film from Prisoners and Enemy director Dennis Villenesicariouve. Sicario stars Benicio Del Toro, Josh Brollin, Emily Blunt, Jon Berthnal, Jeffrey Donovan.

The film is about a FBI & CIA operation that is put in place to take down a Mexican drug cartel with some hitman action thrown in for good measure.

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Dennis Villeneuve has proven to us that he is well capable of making a solid feature. Prisoners was a fine thriller with great writing and really strong performances from all the cast.

Enemy was a different story – personally, I thought it was fantastic, but it requires multiple viewings, a lot of dissection and your complete attention, which is enough to make some film-goers run a mile. Enemy was a hard movie to understand, but there is a method to the madness, and it rocked my world!.

Now Villeneuve is taking us a completely different from Prisoners and Enemy and moving the action to Mexico and focusing on hitmen and the drug-trade.No doubt the writing will be great, and we have a really talented cast to bring it all to life.


A young female FBI agent joins a secret CIA operation to take down a Mexican cartel boss, a job that ends up pushing her ethical and moral values to the limit.


Cop Car kevin bacon

When the first still (pictured) was released for new Kevin Bacon action/thriller, I wrote a little piece to let everyone know it was happening.

Then it had it’s première (Sundance,I think) and the reviews have all been really, really strong.

Nothing much was given away about the story – all I knew was that it was about two kids who find an abandoned Cop Car and Kevin Bacon ain’t to happy about it and goes to extreme lengths to get it back. That is all i know – the selling point for me was Kevin Bacon with an epic handlebar moustache, firing an uzi – SOLD!

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A small town sheriff sets out to find the two kids who have taken his car on a joy ride (best plot ever).


The Stanford Experiments

The stanford Experiments is one of my top picks from film festivals this year and also featured in a previous post .the-stanford-prison-experiment1-e1422640313303

There has been two films already made about the same subject (which is a true story). The first film was a German movie called Das Experiment – which i think is one of the tensest films to ever be released.

The second film was the Hollywood adaptation called The Experiment and starred Adrian Brody and Forrest Whitaker. The American remake was just ok, if you are unaware that Das Experiment existed then you would probably find it really enjoyable. I had no problem with the film, I thought everyone done a good job – it just seemed that it lost a lot of the tension that made the German film stand-out so much.

The film is about a psychological experiment that places people in a prison environment. The group is broken down into two groups – one, prisoners , and the other the prison guards. They have to live as if they were actually in a real prison and abide by the rules.

They would place the weaker people of the group as the prison and guards, and the more troublemaking type, as the prisoners. When the prisoners starting bullying and pushing the guards, the guards take matters into their own hands and start to commit unspeakable acts to get their revenge.



green-room-2015-movieHugely anticipated next feature from Blue Ruin director, Jeremy Saulnier. The film follows a punk band who get caught-up in some nasty business when they witness a group of Neo-Nazis commit some sort of horrific crime. The nazis (led by Patrick Stewart) will stop at nothing until they are all dead


Green Room recently had it’s premiere at Cannes Film Festival, and guess what people? – the film is supposedly one hell of a ride, and apparently it is as gruesome as they come -filled with tons of blood, and rivers of gore…..and Patrick Stewart as a nazi!


This is part one. I will have another 5 fantastic thrillers coming really soon.


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