Tag: Crime Thriller


Decoding the Symbolic Ending of Prisoners (2013)

Prisoners is a carefully-paced, intelligently-crafted crime thriller, with landscapes (created by the wonderful Roger Deakins) that bleed with nihilistic bleakness, imparting a haunting sense of eeriness throughout. What makes Prisoners a notch-above competent thrillers is its ending – without dialogue or further exposition, the metaphors speak for themselves, as they often do, in art, and in life. 

M [1931]

M [1931] Is Still Terrifying After 90 Years

M (1931) still gives me the creeps, not only because it’s scary but it made me think about topics that many people would call “icky”. The film is a timeless classic which…

Se7en (1995)

Apathy, The Gravest Sin In SE7EN (1995)

“It’s a disease. Nobody thinks or feels or cares anymore; nobody gets excited or believes in anything except their own comfortable little God damn mediocrity.” Richard Yates, Revolutionary Road SE7EN (1995) is…