Red Sparrow

Red Sparrow is a slow burn spy thriller. I see this movie as an intrigue Unbreakable. We have the introduction to a protagonist I hope we get to see in future sequels.

This movie is not for children. There is graphic violence. There is sexual assault.

Do not be like the mother who brought her small child to the movie.

I would recommend seeing this movie in the theater. It is a slow burn – not an action fest.

Starring: Jennifer Lawrence, Joel Edgerton, Matthias Schoenaerts, Charlotte Rampling, Jeremy Irons, Mary-Louise Parker, Ciarán Hinds, Joely Richardson, Bill Camp, Thekla Reuten, Douglas Hodge, Sakina Jaffrey

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Scherzo Diabolico

Scherzo Diabolico is a slow-burn tale on a person’s decision to take his life into his own hands in the worst possible way.

Directed by Adrián García Bogliano (Late Phases, Here Comes the Devil), Scherzo Diabolico tellls the story of a man who gets passed over for a promotion and does not have a good relationship with his wife. We see him spend considerable time stalking a high school student before eventually kidnapping her.

I do not want to go into too much farther into the plot than that. This movie has twists and changes your expectations regularly. The very final scene still sticks with me. Very simple to produce – very heart wrenching.

One caveat, this is a subtitled movie. And it is a slow-burn movie.

Scherzo Diabolico is currently streaming on Netflix.

Starring: Francisco Barreiro, Daniela Soto Vell, Jorge Molina, Milena Pezzi, Vita Vargas

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I Am Not a Serial Killer, 2016

Starring: Laura Fraser, Christopher Lloyd, Max Records, Karl Geary

This is a slow burn movie – but well worth it. This is based on the book by Dan Wells.

This movie is currently only available on VOD. I have listened to numerous podcasts review this movie and all recommend it. And so do i.

John Cleaver is an awkward high school student working at the family funeral home. We learn that he has an interest in serial killers because he matches all the precursors of being one. He is seeing a therapist for his sociopathy.

There have been bodies turning up in their small town. Each with a different bit missing. A kidney here, an arm there.

John begins obsessing over this. Trying to figure out the killer’s M.O.

This leads him to a conclusion he was not expecting.



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