TAYLOR (APRIL 4, AVON, PS12.99) Best-selling author Taylor returns with another gripping suspenser
. An insomniac takes a job in a hotel on a remote Scottish island to escape her past.
Washington has backed projects that are complex, often risky, like the 2002 suspenser
"John Q," which centers on the health-care crisis.
The highest-profile lesbian films in Berlin were shut out from the Teddies: Bob Gosse's Julie Johnson, which entwines Courtney Love and Lili Taylor; Lea Pool's Lost and Delirious, an emotionally intense schoolgirl lustfest; and Sande Zeig's stylized suspenser
By that measure, the first homegrown pic to bow this year, Daniel Rodriguez Risco's suspenser
"The Womb," is well on its way to reaching hit status, with 215.000 admissions (good for $680,000) in its sixth week.
A taut, stylishly claustrophobic, intelligent and, yes, igneous suspenser
that may well deliberately point you in the wrong direction but which, as repeat viewings will reveal, never actually cheats on its reveals and reversals.
This deceptive suspenser
has many strong qualities, and slowly tightens over a superbly gripping first hour.
Bornedal, whose credits include the Danish suspenser
"Nightwatch" and the Sam Raimi-produeed "The Possession," assembled a team including production designer Niels Sejer and costume designer Manon Rasmussen, both of whom worked on "A Royal Affair," and line producer Mouns Overgaard ("This Life").
HHHPhone Booth (15) Colin Farrell on electrifying form in Joel Schumacher's seat gripping suspenser
about a scruples challenged publicist who answers a street payphone and is told he's in a sniper's sights and has to confess his sins.
ASTRONOMICAL entertainment in a thoughtful sci-fi suspenser
- Jodie Foster's dogged search for evidence of alien intelligence pays off when she makes Contact.
As scripted by Cuaron and his son Jonas, this tale of one woman's grim expedition into the unknown is a nerve-shredding suspenser
, a daring study in isolation, and one of the most sophisticated and enveloping visions of space travel yet realized onscreen.
It's a supernatural psychological suspenser
in which a puddle of water, a half glimpsed figure and a child's handbag are enough to turn your blood to ice.
Admittedly, it's no master-piece, but as a fast-paced, low maintenance action suspenser
, it does a damn fine job.