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Suspense/Crime

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

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Coming Home in the DarkComing Home in the Dark (2021)
Dir. James Ashcroft
Feat. Miriama McDowell, Erik Thomson, Daniel Gillies
Not for the faint of heart, this Kiwi thriller is confrontingly grim yet takes the psycho-killer genre into thematic territory it rarely bothers to go. Expanded from an Owen Marshall short story, it excels in all departments (especially the four key performances) and director James Ashcroft (in an…
NitramNitram (2021)
Dir. Justin Kurzel
Feat. Caleb Landry Jones, Judy Davis, Essie Davis
An intense yet clear-eyed psychological drama from accomplished director Justin Kurzel (TRUE HISTORY OF THE KELLY GANG) depicting the events that lead up to the 1996 Port Arthur massacre in Tasmania. An atrocity that darkened Australia's history and prompted an overhaul of the nation's gun control laws,…
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,…
Brawl in Cell Block 99Brawl in Cell Block 99 (2017)
Dir. S. Craig Zahler
Feat. Vince Vaughn, Jennifer Carpenter, Don Johnson
Midnight movie from the writer-director of BONE TOMAHAWK, with Vince Vaughan in a charismatic career best as a former boxer and drug courier who finds himself in the middle of a prison battleground after a deal goes wrong. A violent yet controlled and blackly comic homage to 70's grindhouse movies.
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.