Tag Archives: Psychological Thrillers

January 20

Promising Young Woman (2020)

a powerful portrait of a deadly serious subject

May 01

Berlin Syndrome (2017)

taut psycho-sexual thriller about captivity and madness

November 13

Elle (2016)

A look into a woman’s parallel universe as perpetrator and victim of sexual violence

November 06

Nocturnal Animals (2016)

While some wrongs are beyond the law they are never beyond primal vengeance.

September 19

Birdman (2014)

A stunningly successful black comedy played in emotional quicksand.

September 12

Sully (2016)

Masterful storytelling within a thoroughly riveting film

June 27

The Wait (L’attesa) (2016)

The minimalist dialogue and slow pace creates an open space into which is hung a finely wrought portrait of parental grief

June 08

Lilith’s Awakening (2016)

A visually stunning work…full of haunting imagery and ambivalent possibilities

May 31

The Boy (2016)

A horror movie with more originality than usual

March 28

The Witch (2015)

Not your standard horror with floating sheets or flying broomstick-type special effects.

March 17

10 Cloverfield Lane (2016)

The ending transforms this film into an incoherent and unforgivable mess.

February 09

The Babadook (2014)

An unusual hybrid of two closely related but different genres for which Australian filmmakers are acclaimed around the world: the horror and the psychological thriller.