Gerald’s Game is a 2017 American psychological horror thriller film directed and edited by Mike Flanagan, and screenplay written by Flanagan with Jeff Howard. It is based on Stephen King’s 1992 novel of the same title, long thought to be unfilmable. The movie starts off with what you’d think is a nice vacation, and they start to get ‘spicy’ and Gerald well he dies. the main character goes into a state of mental confusion and starts hallucinating about her dead husband. Carla Gugino gave a masterful performance here. I’d rather describe this as a psychological thriller/Drama than a horror. Gerald’s Game had its world premiere at BFI Southbank on September 19, 2017, and was released on September 29, 2017, by Netflix. It received very positive reviews from critics, who lauded Gugino’s performance; Flanagan’s direction, and the film’s themes and their treatment, were also singled out. It’s a must watch for all those thriller lovers as every scene of movie makes you to bite your nail.
Another recent Netflix original from director Alexandre Aja (Crawl/Mirrors) starring Melaine Laurent (last seen in Michael Bay’s actioner Six Underground). The film starts as a woman wakes up in a pod with oxygen level going down fast leading to her imminent death. She doesn’t remember who she is. She fights against all odds to survive. Well that’s the synopsis. The entire movie features a single character’s struggle to survive and everything happens inside the pod with regular flashbacks that gradually reveal the back story. Oxygen has a good storyline and great acting from the protagonist Elizabeth. It’s definitely a must watch movie of recent times. Kudos to all creators and cast!!
The Guilty is a 2021 American crime thriller film directed and produced by Antoine Fuqua, from a screenplay by Nic Pizzolatto. The Guilty had its world premiere at the 2021 Toronto International Film Festival on September 11, 2021. It gives you a great story from only the side of the emergency call centre operator and makes you feel as though you are in it together with him trying to figure everything out. This psychological thriller will make you think, evaluate and validate your beliefs of right and wrong & experience how empathy is at the mercy of how much information you have, first-hand. It received positive reviews from critics, with Gyllenhaal’s performance being praised, but it is felt that the remake was inferior to the original film.
The Nightingale is a 2018 Australian psychological thriller/drama film written, directed, and co-produced by Jennifer Kent. The Nightingale was very well done with outstanding actors and an emotionally driven story. The writing was phenomenal. The cinematography is gorgeous and the pacing is quite good for the way this film is structured. Aisling Franciosi is incredible for the demanding role she was given and Sam Claflin is really great as the villain. The amount of emotions this movie generates is astonishing, it makes you smile, laugh, cry in ways you’ve never did, a truly spectacular masterpiece. The story is brutal, in a world of oppression, where freedom is non-existent and/or fading away, it manages to give you a spark of hope, no matter how little or how insignificant, that keeps you going. It’s definitely worth the watch.
Bad Genius was released on 3 May 2017, placing first at the Thai box office for two weeks and earning over 100 million baht (US$3 million), the highest-grossing Thai film of 2017. Overseas, it broke Thai film earning records in several Asian countries, including China, where it grossed over $30 million, making it the most internationally successful Thai film ever. This is a very nice movie especially for all students to watch for, because it gives more lesson about the negative effects of cheating. It helps every students to realize that there are no good things in cheating. Though your intention is good like you wanted to help your classmates to pass also in your exam. Instead of teaching them some trick or way of cheating why not teach and help them improve their knowledge in a good way. Critics praised the film for its engaging storytelling despite the mundane setting, as well as the acting, especially Chutimon’s. The film won a record-breaking twelve categories at the 27th Suphannahong National Film Awards, as well as multiple awards on the international festival circuit.
I Care A Lot
I Care a Lot is a 2020 American satirical black comedy thriller film written and directed by J Blakeson. The film follows a con woman who makes a living as a court-appointed guardian, seizing the assets of vulnerable elderly people, including the mother of a dangerous gangster. “I Care A Lot” is a fantastically written movie that successfully deconstructs the American Dream in ways that no other Hollywood production has even dared to consider. By taking a simple and somewhat innocent concept of the Guardianship business: the movie explores the themes of success by unravelling its smiling facade and disturbingly, ventures into the psychology of a money starved Marla Grayson (played fantastically well by Rosamund Pike), driven solely by the bottom line. The casting is perfect, with Dianne Wiest and Peter Drinklage essaying their characters effortlessly. This film was taut and brilliant and has you on the edge of your seat with more twists and turns than a roller coaster ride.
Calibre is a 2018 British thriller film written and directed by Matt Palmer. This film presents you with a situation that you could genuinely imagine yourself in regardless of who you are, it connects with you on a human level if you’ve ever made a mistake in a split second that has ramifications on the rest of your life. Once the integral part of the story starts unfolding 15 minutes in you’re gripped and invested in the characters, empathizing with their situation and questioning your own morals and choices. It’s rare that you find a film that makes you FEEL impending doom. A genuinely good film will captivate you and draw you in waiting for the next twist – this is a perfect example. The ending of the film (no spoilers) is haunting and terrifyingly brilliant. A must watch on netflix.