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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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FXFX (1986)
Dir. Robert Mandel
Feat. Bryan Brown, Brian Dennehy
Some ingenious set pieces and explosive effects highlight this superior action-suspenser. An FX expert is employed to fake the death of a VIP, only to have plans horribly back-fire. The lighter sequel, FX2, is also available.
Night MovesNight Moves (1975)
Dir. Arthur Penn
Feat. Gene Hackman, Susan Clark, Melanie Griffith
Underrated private-eye yarn with Gene Hackman tracking down a then very young Melanie Griffith. Intelligent fare that leads to a stunning climax.
DetroitDetroit (2017)
Dir. Kathryn Bigelow
Feat. John Boyega, Will Poulter, Algee Smith
Harrowing account of the tragic five day race riot in Detroit, 1967, which lead to The Algiers Motel Incident, in which black civilians were beaten, tortured and killed by riot police. Working from a script by regular collaborator Mark Boal (HURT LOCKER, ZERO DARK THIRTY), director Kathryn Bigelow…
Good TimeGood Time (2017)
Dir. Benny Safdie, Josh Safdie
Feat. Robert Pattinson, Benny Safdie, Jennifer Jason Leigh
Robert Pattinson is riveting as a small-time hustler who embarks on a frantic nocturnal mission to break his brother out of custody after a botched bank robbery. An urgent, unpredictable thriller that recalls the grit and precocious brilliance of 70's genre classics like MEAN STREETS and DOG DAY…
Wind RiverWind River (2017)
Dir. Taylor Sheridan
Feat. Jeremy Renner, Elizabeth Olsen, Gil Birmingham
A rookie FBI agent and a local wildlife tracker team up to investigate the death of a young Native American woman on a snowy Indian reservation in Wyoming. Directed by the talented scriptwriter for SICARIO and HELL OR HIGH WATER, this is one of the strongest neo-Westerns in recent years, with an…
FaultsFaults (2014)
Dir. Riley Stearns
Feat. Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Leland Orser
Commendable, darkly comic indie-drama set in the intiguing world of cult de-programming with excellent performances from Lealand Orser and Mary Elizabeth Winstead as a hapless but well-meaning 'expert' on mind control and the young woman he attempts to free from the grip of a mysterious new cult called…
It Comes at NightIt Comes at Night (2017)
Dir. Trey Edward Schults
Feat. Joel Edgerton, Christopher Abbott, Carmen Ejogo
Following his impressive debut feature KRISHA, director Trey Edward Shults steps up a notch in scale and ambition to craft an exquisitely discomforting psychological horror set after a highly contagious (but unspecified) outbreak has ravaged the world. Joel Edgerton leads an excellent ensemble cast who…

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