Films that explore contemporary political issues and films that keep us on edge.
Arbitrage Film Review
"Arbitrage" is a nail-biting suspense film set in the world of high finance. Richard Gere plays a wealthy businessman who must outwit regulators and the police in order to save his fortune and reputation.
Colosio the Assassination Film Review
Shock and turmoil grip the Mexican establishment when Presidential candidate Luis Donaldo Colosio is assassinated. Intelligence officer Andres Vazquez is asked to head a secret investigation into the murder. But searching for the truth puts his life, and the lives of his family, in danger.
In Order of Disappearance Film Review
A typical revenge thriller is the cinematic equivalent of fast food: comforting, predictable, and instantly forgettable. “In Order of Disappearance”, a violent winter tale set amidst endless expanses of white, is more substantial fare.
Last Embrace Film Review
When Jonathan Demme died on April 26th, 2017, most of the headlines referenced his 1991 film “Silence of the Lambs”. “Last Embrace” (1979) does not have a character with the shock value of flesh-eating Hannibal Lecter, but is worth a second look.
Outland Film Review
"Outland" is a sci-fi thriller that deserves another look. Sean Connery's outstanding performance as an honest cop who uncovers corporate corruption is the main attraction.
Sam Shepard and Cold in July Film Review
"Cold in July" is a dark, heart-pounding thriller that also features Sam Shepard in one of his final roles. Michael C. Hall and Don Johnson co-star.
Sicario Film Review
FBI agent Kate Macer knows the battle between drug traffickers and law enforcement is at a stalemate. When she joins a special task force, however, she finds herself caught between both sides of the law. Emily Blunt, Benicio Del Toro, and Josh Brolin star in "Sicario".
Spotlight Film Review
A film in the tradition of "All The President's Men", "Spotlight" follows a team of investigative journalists as they uncover widespread sexual abuse perpetrated against children by Catholic priests. "Spotlight" won the Academy Award for Best Picture in 2016.
The Hollow Point Film Review
An Arizona border town is rocked by violence when a drug cartel assassin comes to town. Ian McShane and Patrick Wilson star as small-town law enforcement trying to contain crime that includes weapons smuggling and murder.
The Secret in Their Eyes (2009) Film Review
Benjamin Esposito, retired criminal investigator, decides to write a book about a murder case that has haunted him for twenty-five years. Will re-examining the facts provide new answers, or simply open old wounds? This film is the basis for the 2015 remake with Chiwetel Ejiofor and Julia Roberts.
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Taylor Sheridan wrote and directed this sober tale about the rape and murder of Native American women on the Wind River Reservation. Jeremy Renner and Elizabeth Olsen star.
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