Tagged: thriller


The 355: Tomorrow Never Ends, by David Bax

Generally, unless it’s from a director with whose work I already have a negative association, I try to enter into every movie with hope and optimism. So, in the opening scene of Simon Kinberg’s The 355, when the movie introduces...


Nightmare Alley: Sad but True, by David Bax

Guillermo del Toro’s Nightmare Alley is, to be clear, not a remake of Edmund Goulding’s 1947 film but rather another adaptation of William Lindsay Gresham’s 1946 novel. The hallmarks of noir fiction–a dissatisfied man cast his scruples aside and attempts...


Cry Macho: Asleep in the Saddle, by David Bax

Despite being set in the relatively recent 1970s, Clint Eastwood’s Cry Macho, in which an out-of-commission rodeo rider is enlisted by his ex-employer to go down to Mexico and retrieve the man’s son, Rafo, from an unfit mother, belongs to...