Tagged: thriller

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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...

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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...

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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...