Saturday, May 13, 2017
An air marshal springs into action during a transatlantic flight after receiving a series of text messages demanding $150 million into an off-shore account, or someone will die every 20 minutes.
An old-hat premise is turned into an above-average thriller by keeping the tension high throughout and upping the ante of the plot's possibilties to the edge of credibility.
Maltin**: "Follows a familiar textbook for this kind of thriller but delivers the goods and keeps you guessing right to the outlandish finale."
Friday, May 12, 2017
Thursday, May 11, 2017
A business commuter is pursued and terrorized by the malevolent driver of a massive tractor-trailer.
Steven Spielberg's feature debut is a highly cinematic and effective thriller with a truck substituting as the monster.
Halliwell**: "Tense, suspenseful drama that made Spielberg's name as a bright young director."
Wednesday, May 10, 2017
In 1870s America, a peaceful American settler kills his family's murderer which unleashes the fury of a notorious gang leader, but his cowardly fellow townspeople then betray him, forcing him to hunt down the outlaws alone.
A very traditional Western story is heightened by relentlessly taking the action to its extremes offering a great cast and quite beautiful, atmospheric cinematography.