When it comes to good mystery thrillers that fly under the radar, one of the first that always comes to my mind is Red Eye. I have to tell you, before I watched it, I had a sinking feeling I wasn’t going to be impressed. I just figured it would be one of those run-of-the-mill attempts at a suspense film that feels superficial and one one-dimensional. But guess what . . . I own a copy. I don’t spend money on a film that I don’t intend to watch more than once, and I’ve watched Red Eye quite a few times.
The phrase “Worldviews have consequences” has become something of a mantra for Christian apologists, but perhaps Alfred Hitchcock understood that principle better than most Christians.
Laura Ruby’s novel Bone Gap is a compelling and thrilling portrait of Midwestern America, and a fascinating mixture of mystery and magical realism. But even more to the point, it has very real characters that portray very real truths about beauty, love, and desire.
Acclaimed actor Joel Edgerton debuts his directing and writing skills in a most fascinating and equally troublesome manner.
There’s just something about story writers and small towns. I’m not quite sure what it is, but there’s something there that just beckons for them to come. Whether it’s a small town in Washington that happens to be inhabited by vampires, or the innocent little town where a nice boy named Danny is killed, screenwriters and novelists alike love to use small towns as their backdrop. It has some sort of appeal, and that appeal works in Broadchurch, but that may not necessarily be a good thing.