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An above average B-Movie with an Eighties feel that’s driven by good Direction from Nicolas Winding Refn.

A Lonely Place to Die

If beautiful scenery and excellent marksmanship are your thing then you will love this impressive British mountaineering thriller.

The Town

Ben Affleck’s latest image enhancing effort is like a superhero movie with a cop-killing bank robber as the guy to root for. Uneven characterisation and cringeworthy cliches let this otherwise fairly gripping heist thriller down.

A History of Violence

Certainly engaging, intelligent and compelling at times but not quite good, consistent or believable enough for the wealth of praise heaped upon it.

The Day of the Jackal

Not to be confused with the fairly awful Nineties reimagining, The Day of the Jackal is a marvellously stylish and classy thriller from Frederick Forsythe, the master of suspense.

Marathon Man

One of the best thrillers and finest Dustin Hoffman films out there. But… is it safe?

Post Mortem

Post Mortem uses a morgue worker, a cabaret dancer and a violent coup d’etat to prove that love and heroism is far from dead. A well-written, interesting, funny and disturbing film.

True Romance

This hugely entertaining thriller excels thanks to lashings of black humour, style and action and a supporting cast hardly rivalled in terms of acting (not star quality) in recent times. Definitely to be ranked up there with its movie cousins, Reservoir Dogs and Pulp Fiction.

Sexy Beast

A workmanlike heist movie that’s given cult status by a terrifically terrifying performance by Ben Kingsley and a role that Ray WInstone was born to play.

The Departed

For once it’s a remake of an excellent international offering that seems worth it thanks to Scorsese doing what he does best and a wonderful ensemble cast.