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Burnt Orange Heresy, The

If I was to review Giuseppe Capotondi’s The Burnt Orange Heresy based exclusively on the film’s first half, I would have nothing to offer but raves. Unfortunately, the film’s final 30 minutes prove unable to deliver on the promise of the...

Run Time: 1:39
U.S. Release Date: 2020-08-07
MPAA Rating: "R" (Sexual Content, Nudity, Profanity, Drugs)
Genre: Thriller
Director: Giuseppe Capotondi
Cast: Claes Bang, Elizabeth Debicki, Donald Sutherland, ...
Greyhound

Greyhound is an atypical film: a World War II thriller that doesn’t aspire to be an epic. Most productions set during the early 1940s – even those made by blockbuster-minded directors – carry running times that are as bloated as their gr...

Run Time: 1:31
U.S. Release Date: 2020-07-10
MPAA Rating: "PG-13" (War Violence, Profanity)
Genre: War/Thriller
Director: Aaron Schneider
Cast: Tom Hanks, Elisabeth Shue, Stephen Graham, ...
Old Guard, The

The concept of immortality isn’t new material for either comic books or science fiction/fantasy but the seriousness with which it is treated by The Old Guard is atypical. The movie, based on the graphic novel series by Greg Rucka & Leand...

Run Time: 2:05
U.S. Release Date: 2020-07-10
MPAA Rating: "R" (Violence, Profanity)
Genre: Action/Thriller
Director: Gina Prince-Bythewood
Cast: Charlize Theron, Kiki Layne, Matthias Schoenaerts, ...
7500

Even though 7500 is not a long movie, shaving about a half-hour off the running time might have transformed it into a superior thriller. For roughly 60 minutes, this is a tense, nail-biting experience, fraught with danger and unfolding in a cl...

Run Time: 1:32
U.S. Release Date: 2020-06-19
MPAA Rating: "R" (Violence, Profanity)
Genre: Thriller
Director: Patrick Vollrath
Cast: Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Carlo Kitzlinger, Aylin Tezel, ...
Becky

Put this one squarely in the “guilty pleasure” category. And keep in mind that if you can’t be entertained by a thirteen-year old girl ruthlessly dispatching evil-doers in ways that will make a horror film fans tingle with glee, this may...

Run Time: 1:33
U.S. Release Date: 2020-06-05
MPAA Rating: "R" (Violence, Gore, Profanity)
Genre: Thriller
Director: Jonathan Milott, Cary Murnion
Cast: Lulu Wilson, Kevin James, Joel McHale, ...
Alien Nation

Alien Nation arrived during a period when science fiction-themed action movies were all the rage. All sorts of variations on familiar themes were tried. Some, like James Cameron’s Aliens, were successful. Others, like Alien Nation, left some...

Run Time: 1:31
U.S. Home Release Date: 2020-05-30
MPAA Rating: "R" (Violence, Profanity, Sexual Content)
Genre: Sci-Fi/Thriller
Director: Graham Baker
Cast: James Caan, Mandy Patinkin, Terence Stamp, ...
Inheritance

Roughly 20 minutes into Inheritance, I was hooked. Despite the overzealousness of director Vaughn Stein’s intercutting when attempting to ratchet up the suspense during an early sequence, the film exhibits a fast pace and the story offers an...

Run Time: 1:51
U.S. Home Release Date: 2020-06-23
MPAA Rating: "R" (Violence, Profanity)
Genre: Thriller
Director: Vaughn Stein
Cast: Lily Collins, Simon Pegg, Connie Nielsen, ...
Extraction

If you’re looking for a strong narrative to go along with kick-ass action, you’re not going to find it in Extraction, a direct-to-Netflix thriller that offers plenty of the latter but not a lot of the former. The movie provides little more...

Run Time: 1:56
U.S. Release Date: 2020-04-24
MPAA Rating: "R" (Violence)
Genre: Action/Thriller
Director: Sam Hargrave
Cast: Chris Hemsworth, Rudhraksh Jaiswal, Randeep Hooda, ...
Quarry, The

Moody and brooding, Scott Teems’ The Quarry falls loosely within a genre that has been dubbed “Western noir” by some critics. Undoubtedly a serious work that attempts to address immigration tensions and personal redemption, the film suff...

Run Time: 1:38
U.S. Home Release Date: 2020-06-16
MPAA Rating: "R" (Violence, Profanity)
Genre: Drama/Thriller
Director: Scott Teems
Cast: Shea Whigham, Michael Shannon, Catalina Sandino Moreno, ...
Blow the Man Down

Blow the Man Down is a grounded mystery that relies on old-fashioned movie elements like atmosphere, character development, and narrative arc without needing crutches like fast editing, frenetic action sequences, and visual clutter. Although t...

Run Time: 1:30
U.S. Release Date: 2020-03-20
MPAA Rating: "R" (Violence, Profanity, Drugs, Sexual Content)
Genre: Mystery/Thriller
Director: Bridget Savage Cole, Danielle Krudy
Cast: Sophie Lowe, Morgan Saylor, Ebon Moss-Bachrach, ...