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

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PigPig (2021)
Dir. Michael Sarnoski
Feat. Nicolas Cage, Alex Wolff, Adam Arkin
A mesmerising drama with Nicolas Cage (somewhat) changing pace to play a bedraggled truffle hunter living in the remote Oregonian wilderness. When his beloved foraging pig is stolen, he returns to his former home of Portland in search of her. A promising debut from gifted director Michael Sarnoski,…
Gunpowder MilkshakeGunpowder Milkshake (2021)
Dir. Navot Papushado
Feat. Karen Gillan , Lena Headey, Carla Gugino
Navot Papushado (BIG BAD WOLVES) directs this neon-infused action thriller about a master assassin (Karen Gillan) who teams up with her estranged mother and former colleagues to save a child from rival criminals. A cartoonish thrill ride that favours sugar over substance, carried along by a strong female…
Courier, TheCourier, The (2020)
Dir. Dominic Cooke
Feat. Benedict Cumberbatch, Jessie Buckley, Angus Wright
Gripping Cold War spy thriller with Cumberbatch playing real life British businessman Greville Wynne, who was recruited by the SIS to deliver covert messages to an undercover informant in Soviet military intelligence in the 60's. Thanks to this correspondence, MI6 was able to penetrate the Soviet nuclear…
American WomanAmerican Woman (2018)
Dir. Jake Scott
Feat. Sienna Miller, Aaron Paul, Christina Hendricks
Sienna Miller gets a rare chance to flex her acting chops as a single mother faced with raising her grandson after her daughter goes missing under mysterious circumstances.
Promising Young WomanPromising Young Woman (2020)
Dir. Emerald Fennell
Feat. Carey Mulligan, Bo Burnham, Alison Brie
Carey Mulligan is sensational as the 'promising young woman' who contrives an elaborate scheme to avenge for a traumatizing past event in this stroppy, unpredictable and quite brilliant drama. All the more impressive for being from a writer/director in her feature film debut, some time actor Emerald…
Dry, TheDry, The (2020)
Dir. Robert Connolly
Feat. Eric Bana, Genevieve O’Reilly, Keir O'Donnell
Conventional though atmospheric outback thriller starring Eric Bana as a federal agent who returns to his drought-stricken home town after more than twenty years to attend the funeral of a childhood friend, who has allegedly died in a murder-suicide. Faced with prejudice towards him and the pent-up rage…
Burnt Orange Heresy, TheBurnt Orange Heresy, The (2019)
Dir. Giuseppe Capotondi
Feat. Claes Bang, Elizabeth Debicki, Mick Jagger
Sophisticated crime thriller set in the privileged world of fine art, where an art critic (Claes Bang, who played the unfortunate gallery curator in 2017's THE SQUARE) is hired by a wealthy collector (Mick Jagger) to steal a rare painting from a highly reclusive and enigmatic painter. Based on the book of…

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