Tag Archives: thriller

Prisoners │ Review

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If one is capable of suspending both disgust and disbelief, 'Prisoners' becomes an intense, masterfully acted suspense-thriller which mentions but never pontificates on numerous larger issues within modern American life.

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The Shining Girls │ Review

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What keeps 'The Shining Girls' from being just another popular paperback novel on the rack at the airport is the addition of a dash of Stephen King-esque supernatural, and I truly enjoyed the idea of this sci-fi augmentation to what was a decently written thriller.

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The Cocktail Waitress

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While the plot sounds as though it could be a Nicholas Sparks novel, let me firmly dissuade you of that notion. Cain writes about base, primal emotions and most of the characters in 'The Cocktail Waitress' are only one step up the social ladder from those in a Charles Bukowski novel.

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DoG – Review

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Though it's not presented as a thriller, 'DoG' by Matt Hlinak is a compelling page turner from the get-go. I'd be lying if I said the ending didn't wrap things up a little too quickly and neatly for my liking, but that wouldn't hold me back from recommending this book.

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Side Effects – Review

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If 'Side Effects' is indeed Stephen Soderbergh’s final film (please, no!) he goes out in a predictably unpredictable manner. The auteur's finale, like that of this film, comes well before its welcome is worn.

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