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“Timecop”

Paleo Retiree writes: Slick, clever, pretty amusing if also occasionally not very convincing Jean-Claude Van Damme time-travel action thriller from 1994, directed by Peter Hyams from a comic-book series. Van Damme’s a cop who’s assigned to police misuse of new … Continue reading

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“A Perfect Getaway”

Paleo Retiree writes: High-spirited honeymoon-in-paradise-gone-bad thriller from 2009, directed by David Twohy and shot mostly in spectacular Kaui. The plot involves some friends — attractive young couples — hiking to a remote beach while killers are on the loose. There’s … Continue reading

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“Straw Dogs” (2011)

Paleo Retiree writes: I was a little wary about watching Rod Lurie’s remake of “Straw Dogs.” Sam Peckinpah’s 1971 thriller is a genuine landmark — one of the most notorious, controversial films in movie history, and for plenty of good … Continue reading

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“Black Rainbow”

Fabrizio del Wrongo writes: I semi-enjoyed this late ’80s film from writer-director Mike Hodges. It’s a thriller with supernatural trappings that’s perhaps most notable for its setting: the fetid, chipped-paint American South of Flannery O’Connor. (It was filmed in Charlotte, … Continue reading

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“The Sadist”

Paleo Retiree writes: Ultra low-budget — shot in two weeks for $33,000 —  b&w psycho-killer thriller with Arch Hall, Jr. as the nutcase, written and directed by James Landis, and set almost entirely in an automobile junkyard in the California … Continue reading

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