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Suspense

Mysteries, thrillers and crime-based tales with generally more brains and less brawn than its Action relative...

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Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, MissouriThree Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri (2017)
Dir. Martin McDonagh
Feat. Frances McDormand, Woody Harrelson, Sam Rockwell
Frances McDormand gives an Oscar-winning turn as a grieving mother who personally challenges the local authorities to solve her daughter's murder when they fail to catch the culprit. Another witty and engaging Midwestern crime tale from British writer-director Martin McDonagh (IN BRUGES, SEVEN…
FXFX (1986)
Dir. Robert Mandel
Feat. Bryan Brown, Brian Dennehy
Some ingenious set pieces and explosive effects highlight this superior action-suspenser. An FX expert is employed to fake the death of a VIP, only to have plans horribly back-fire. The lighter sequel, FX2, is also available.
Night MovesNight Moves (1975)
Dir. Arthur Penn
Feat. Gene Hackman, Susan Clark, Melanie Griffith
Underrated private-eye yarn with Gene Hackman tracking down a then very young Melanie Griffith. Intelligent fare that leads to a stunning climax.
Murder on the Orient ExpressMurder on the Orient Express (2017)
Dir. Kenneth Branagh
Feat. Kenneth Branagh, Penelope Cruz, Willem Dafoe
Adaptation of the novel by Agatha Christie, in the capable hands of director Kenneth Branagh, who also stars as Hercule Poirot, the renowned detective whose luxurious railway holiday is interrupted when a killer strikes during an overnight storm.
DetroitDetroit (2017)
Dir. Kathryn Bigelow
Feat. John Boyega, Will Poulter, Algee Smith
Harrowing account of the tragic five day race riot in Detroit, 1967, which lead to The Algiers Motel Incident, in which black civilians were beaten, tortured and killed by riot police. Working from a script by regular collaborator Mark Boal (HURT LOCKER, ZERO DARK THIRTY), director Kathryn Bigelow…
Good TimeGood Time (2017)
Dir. Benny Safdie, Josh Safdie
Feat. Robert Pattinson, Benny Safdie, Jennifer Jason Leigh
Robert Pattinson is riveting as a small-time hustler who embarks on a frantic nocturnal mission to break his brother out of custody after a botched bank robbery. An urgent, unpredictable thriller that recalls the grit and precocious brilliance of 70's genre classics like MEAN STREETS and DOG DAY…
Wind RiverWind River (2017)
Dir. Taylor Sheridan
Feat. Jeremy Renner, Elizabeth Olsen, Gil Birmingham
A rookie FBI agent and a local wildlife tracker team up to investigate the death of a young Native American woman on a snowy Indian reservation in Wyoming. Directed by the talented scriptwriter for SICARIO and HELL OR HIGH WATER, this is one of the strongest neo-Westerns in recent years, with an…

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