Category: 4K Thriller

Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit 4K UHD Review

Shadow Man Shadow Recruit almost got things right. This 2014 release saw Russians breaking America down financially, not politically. Shadow Recruit has jitters for another financial collapse, not long …

The Sum of All Fears 4K UHD Review

Summarizing Nukes It’s unnerving how unusually prescient the Jack Ryan films tend be. Not long after 9/11, as nations stood on alert for Middle Eastern terrorists, Sum of All …

Patriot Games 4K UHD Review

Gaming the Patriot Jack Ryan, aged 20 years since The Hunt for Red October, now lives in the prototypical American home. It’s a lavish, expensive structure, painted white with …

The Hunt for Red October 4K UHD Review

Red, White, and Blue October Sam Neill and Sean Connery share a quiet, contemplative conversation midway through The Hunt for Red October. Neill goes wide-eyed, dreaming of Montana. Connery …

A Quiet Place 4K UHD Blu-ray Review

Shh… Without the typical genre conventions, A Quiet Place rewrites the rules of cinema horror. No drunken teens, no classless characters; rather, A Quiet Place focuses on the family …

The Commuter 4K UHD Blu-ray Review

If Liam Neeson Boards, Get Out The latest in the “Liam Neeson punches dudes” genre works to the extent these movies do. It’s a competent retread of Neeson’s Non-Stop, …

10 Cloverfield Lane 4K UHD Review

Fearful Sleepover 10 Cloverfield Lane traps a young women in a 1950s time capsule. Or rather, a bunker, populated by an older man (John Goodman) who obsesses over survival. …

Allied UHD Blu-ray Review

Al-LIE-d Despite trailers which depict Brad Pitt spraying machine guns at Nazis (recalling a bit of his run in Inglorious Basterds) Allied reaches for its few minutes of action. …

The Shallows UHD Blu-ray Review

Shark on Fire Up until the closing moments, The Shallows makes for a firm, lonely thriller. Blake Lively’s terrified looks add legitimacy to the concept of someone stranded just …