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After a fateful near-miss, an assassin (Michael Fassbender) battles his employers and himself on an international manhunt he maintains is not personal.

‘The Killer’ slays every detail of a caper thriller

By Matt Minton, Senior Writer November 16, 2023
The titular killer (Michael Fassbender) in David Fincher’s new caper thriller, “The Killer,” never misses. Or so the man of walking contradictions claims.

‘Popcorn Premieres’ – “Fair Play” (2023), “Totally Killer” (2023) and “The Burial” (2023)

October 20, 2023
On this week's episode, host first year student Logan Thompson reviews "Fair Play" (2023), "Totally Killer" (2023) and "The Burial" (2023). Thompson introduces a new segment on the show reviewing movies of 2023 that were released prior to the first episode of "Popcorn Premieres"
Brendan Slocumb’s second novel, “Symphony of Secrets,” delivers with metaphoric discussions on white privilege and racial discrimination without breaking the flow of the story.

Review: Thrilling novel filled with music and plot twists

By Julia Wallace, Contributing Writer May 4, 2023
The fast-paced and thrilling novel "Symphony of Secrets" promises a long career for talented writer Brendan Slocumb.
Art thief Nemo (Willem Dafoe) finds his heist plan taken down, stuck with nothing but photographs, paintings and other artwork around him.

Review: Willem Dafoe-led thriller is an endurance test

By Giancarlo Messina, Staff Writer March 29, 2023
"Inside" attempts to tackle profound questions about the true worth of art, but its repetitive script keeps it from going anywhere worthwhile.
From left, Adriane (Abby Quinn), Sabrina (Nikki Amuka-Bird), Leonard (Dave Bautista) and Redmond (Rupert Grint) take a family hostage to make an impossible choice in Knock at the Cabin.

Review: Home invasion thriller meets end of the world

By Evan Miller, Staff Writer February 14, 2023
M. Night Shyamalan's latest thriller "Knock at the Cabin" serves as a reminder that not all of his movies have to have a twist to be highly regarded.
From left, detective Hae-joon (Park Hae-il) and Song Seo-rae (Tang Wei) find a rare and mysterious connection in Park Chan-wooks latest film Decision to Leave.

Review: Neo-noir romance draws viewers in close

By Matt Minton, Co Life and Culture Editor November 16, 2022
Park Chan-wook returns with "Decision to Leave," a masterfully crafted film that finds where the impassioned love story meets the detective crime thriller.
From left, Alice (Florence Pugh) and Jack (Harry Styles) are a happily married couple, until Alice begins to suspect that her picture-perfect life isnt quite as it seems.

Review: Lazy writing fails Olivia Wilde’s thriller

By Sydney Brumfield, Senior Writer October 4, 2022
Following the success of “Booksmart,” Olivia Wilde returns to the director's chair. Unfortunately, a lazy script makes “Don’t Worry Darling” unsatisfactory, despite Florence Pugh's best efforts.
Tess (Georgina Campbell) arrives at an Airbnb only to find secrets hidden underneath an underground basement.

Review: New horror creation shocks audiences

By Evan Miller, Staff Writer September 20, 2022
In the thrillingly unpredictable new horror movie "Barbarian," two strangers find themselves stuck in a house full of secrets together.
Alexander Skarsgård takes on the role of a village raider in a beautifully filmed but disappointing Robert Eggers film.

Review: Ambitious viking epic falls slightly short

By Matt Minton, Staff Writer May 4, 2022
Alexander Skarsgård takes on the role of a village raider in a beautifully filmed but disappointing Robert Eggers film.
Fresh showcases the dating world for women being a place of danger and risk.

Review: Hulu original movie shows the dangers of online dates

By Eva Salzman, Managing Editor March 9, 2022
"Fresh" showcases the dating world for women being a place of danger and risk.
Giving a much-needed breath of fresh air to the crime-thriller genre, “I Care a Lot” is a gratifying adrenaline rush from start to finish.

Review: Crime-thriller film gives power to female leads

By Sydney Brumfield, Staff Writer March 2, 2021
Giving a much-needed breath of fresh air to the crime-thriller genre, “I Care a Lot” is a gratifying adrenaline rush from start to finish.
Horse Girl is an offbeat Netflix thriller that explores difficult themes of violence and mental illness. Alison Bries performance as the main character Sarah is the most charming element of the film.

Review: Jumbled narrative creates chaos in bizarre thriller

By Sarah Diggins February 18, 2020

Director Jeff Baena’s Sundance Film Festival entry “Horse Girl'' is a bizarre experience that tackles difficult topics, including mental health, with a unique twist. The offbeat Netflix thriller...

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