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    Directed by Takashi Doscher, Only charts the life of a couple whose relationship is contesting against a plague that threatens to wipe womenkind off the face of the earth.

    Releasing Date: March 6, 2020

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    The ninth instalment of the Saw franchise rolling out this May is a spine chilling new chapter starring Chris Rock, Max Minghella, Marisol Nichols, and Samuel L. Jackson, and is produced by the original Saw makers of Mark Burg and Oren Koules. A sadistic vigilante goes about delivering justice in his own way and detective Ezekiel “Zeke” Banks joins forces with his rookie partner to solve a mystery which is much reminiscent of the city’s terrible past. The film is directed by Darren Lynn Bousman and written by Josh Stolberg & Pete Goldfinger.

    Releasing Date: May 15, 2020

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    I still Believe (2020) Trailer

    ‘I Still Believe’ is based on the true story of Christian music star Jeremy Camp. The singer’s first wife, Melissa Lynn Henning-Camp was diagnosed with ovarian cancer just before they married. The movie takes us through his journey of love and loss.  It is directed by the Erwin Brothers and is produced by Kingdom Studios.

    Releasing Date: March 13, 2020

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    The Rhythm Section (2020) Trailer

    The Rhythm Section (2019) tells the story of Stephanie Patrick whose parents died in a tragic plane crash. Discovering that it was not an accident, she soon assumes the identity of an assassin to find the truth behind it. Pushed into a path of revenge, she is out to get the justice she deserves and nothing seems to stop her.

    Releasing Date: January 31, 2020

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    Disney’s Mulan (2020) Trailer

    Disney’ Mulan is the live-action retelling of the 1998 animated film of the same name. The movie tells the story of a tomboyish girl who disguises herself as a young man.  She wants to fight with the Imperial Chinese Army and defend the country from Northern invaders.

    Releasing Date: 27 March 2020

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    A Quiet Place Part II (2020) Trailer

    Sequel to the 2018 movie, A Quiet Place Part II follows The Abbott family back in their journey for survival. As they are forced to venture into the unknown, they must now face the horrors of the outside world. They soon discover that the creatures that hunt by sound are not the only threats they need to worry about.

    Releasing Date:  18 March 2020

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    The Photograph (2020)- Trailer

    The sudden death of the famed photographer Christina Eames leaves her daughter Mae, hurt, angry and full of questions. But, when finds a photograph from a safe-deposit box, she realizes that there is something more to her mother’s past than she knows. The Photograph is about her investigation about the romance between her mother and a rising journalist.

    Releasing Date: 14 February 2020

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    Fast and Furious 9 (2020) Trailer

    Dom and Letty are back in the new teaser trailer for the upcoming installment of the Fast Saga. The movie is a sequel to 2017’s The Fate of the Furious. This is the ninth installment in the main Fast & Furious franchise. Nothing much about the movie has been revealed yet.

    Releasing Date: May 22, 2020

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    Guns Akimbo (2020) Trailer

    A mysterious figure has set up a battle to the death between two competitors. One of the participants of this real-life deathmatch is Miles a video game developer. However, he is no match for the other contestant, Nix. She is a trained killer who is at the top of her game. Will Mike be able to survive?! or will they work together to find a way out?

    Releasing Date: 27 February 2020

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    Vivarium (2020) Trailer

    A happy couple visits a picturesque housing development in search for a new home. However, they soon realize that they are trapped in there and are left with no choice but to live there and even raise a mysterious baby that they received in a cardboard box.

    Releasing Date: 12 March 2020

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    Lovebirds (2020) Trailer

    A happy couple was on a night out. Unfortunately, their car gets hijacked by some stranger and he hits a random pedestrian. He then abandons the car and the couple, making it look like they are ones who committed the crime. Now, it is up to them to prove their innocence and bring some light into the mystery.

    Releasing Date: April 3, 2020

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    Sonic The Hedgehog (2020) Trailer

    Sonic has somehow made it to our Earth. He has also found a new best friend- a human named Tom Wachowski- to help navigate him through the complexities of life on Earth. However, with Dr. Robotnik hot on their trail, the two must join forces and prevent Dr. Robotnik from world domination.

    Releasing Date: 13 February 2020

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    Swallow (2020) Trailer

    Hunter has a newly pregnant housewife with a Ken-doll husband, Richie and controlling in-laws. When the pressure from them mounted, Hunter soon started developing a strange and dangerous habit- a disorder called pica which makes her eat inedible and often life-threatening sharp objects.

    Releasing Date: 15 January 2020

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    Fantasy Island (2020) Trailer

    Mr. Roarke is the owner of a luxurious, remote tropical resort. Its purpose is to makes the secret dreams of his lucky guests come true. However,  when their fantasies turned into nightmares, the guests are now supposed to solve the island’s mystery to save their lives.

    Releasing Date: 6 February 2020

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    The Jesus Rolls (2020) Trailer

    Made both as a remake of the 1974 French film Going Places and a spin-off to the 1998 cult film The Big Lebowski, The Jesus Rolls (2019) is a crime comedy flick written, directed, and starred by John Turturro. The movie will see  Turturro reprises his role as Jesus Quintana from The Big Lebowski.

    Releasing Date: February 28, 2020

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    7 Awesome Movies To Watch When You Are Sad

    by Kaylen Summers

    We know how it feels to go through a terrible day. Maybe you had some trouble at the office or a bad blow-out with your BFF over text. Either way, we have some awesome movies to cheer you up. Stream these movies on Netflix and get your mood lifted in a jiffy.

    Here are some awesome movies to watch when you are sad.

    Barry

    Director: Vikram Gandhi

    Writer: Adam Mansbach

    Cast: Devon Terrell, Anya Taylor-Joy, Jason Mitchell, Ashley Judd, Jenna Elfman, Ellar Coltrane, Avi Nash, and Linus Roache.

    Here is a Netflix original about the college life United States’ former president Barack Obama. The movie is about how he had to face the issues of race and divergent cultures during his young age. Telling the tale of his inspiring New York city life, this movie will leave you full of laughs and a happy heart.

    Always Be My Maybe

    Director: Nahnatchka Khan

    Writers: Ali Wong, Randall Park, and Michael Golamco

    Cast: Ali Wong, Randall Park, Michelle Buteau, James Saito, Daniel Dae Kim, Karan Soni, and Keanu Reeves

    Sasha and Marcus are childhood friends. After having a falling out and don’t speak for 15 years, they meet up once again. The only problem is that she is a celebrity chef now and he is still living at home and working for his dad. Will the hidden romance between them flourish?! Or will things get too complicated?!

    Wine Country

    Director: Amy Poehler

    Writers: Emily Spivey and Liz Cackowski

    Cast: Amy Poehler, Rachel Dratch, Maya Rudolph, Paula Pell, Emily Spivey, Ana Gasteyer, Tina Fey, and Jason Schwartzman

    The theatrical debut of  Amy Poehler may not be thematically satisfying, but it is surely a breezy, easy watch. It has sufficient laughs, a swell dose of heart and feel-good vibes throughout. The plot is based on a real-life trip the cast members took to celebrate Dratch’s 50th birthday. If you are looking for a movie to watch with your friends, this is a fun one to include in your watchlist.

    Get Him to the Greek

    Director/Writer: Nicholas Stoller

    Cast: Jonah Hill, Russell Brand, Elisabeth Moss, Rose Byrne, Colm Meaney, and Sean Combs

    After the huge success of Forgetting Sarah Marshall, writer/director Nicholas Stoller decided to create a spin-off around Russell Brand’s character Aldous Snow. With tight-packed comedy and some brilliant performances from Jonah Hill, this movie can surely inject some positive vibes into your heart.

    Hot Rod

    Director: Akiva Schaffer

    Writer: Pam Brady

    Cast: Andy Samberg, Isla Fischer, Jorma Taccone, Bill Hader, Danny McBride, Ian McShane, and Will Arnett

    Hot Rod is incredibly silly and fun. The movie has Andy Samberg, Akiva Schaffer, and Jorma Taccone in the lead roles. Samberg plays the role of a wanna-be stuntman who wants to perform super cool stunts. With nods to 80’s comedy movies, the movie brings to the audience the signature style of The Lonely Island.

    The Edge of Seventeen

    Director/Writer: Kelly Fremon Craig

    Cast: Hailee Steinfeld, Woody Harrelson, Blake Jenner, Kyra Sedgwick, Haley Lu Richardson, and Hayden Szeto

    The Edge of Seventeen is refreshing in so many ways. Firstly, the story is told from a women’s point of view. Following the teen life of a high school junior girl, this hilarious R-rated movie is brutally honest. The girl becomes friends with a teacher who guides her through friend, boy, and family troubles.

    Set It Up

    Director: Claire Scanlon

    Writer: Katie Silberman

    Cast: Zoey Deutch, Glen Powell, Lucy Liu, and Taye Diggs

    When it comes to romantic comedies, Netflix is at the top of the game. Here is another beautiful original from the streaming platform. With the dazzling performances from Zoey Deutch and Glen Powell, the movie is a complete charm. Yes! There are many rom-com cliches. But, they are executed so well that you won’t feel them distracting.

     

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    8 Highly Underrated Movies of All Times

    by Emily Keen

    Cinema is one tricky business. It gives the most passionate minds the space to channel their emotions and yet only a few manage to soar heights and actually get noticed amongst the troves of movies that are released. Not a very fortunate thing to happen to the films that were made with such dedication and alleviated by incredible performances.

    You can almost sense the passion with which they were made and yet they somehow manage to slip under the radar. Seriously, why isn’t there enough love in these movies? Amongst these, there are those that may have to be flawed but still went on to become cult favourites.

    We have some of these wonderful actors turning in great performances, but since the movie does not get enough vocal advocates, it simply drowns in the noise.  Take the excellent and stunningly crafted The Dark Crystal. The film is a visual treat and yet criminally underrated.

    There are many more by the likes of these. Let’s have a look at them one by one.

    1.   Saved

    Image result for saved movie mandy mooreThis movie is a testament to just how wonderful is Mandy Moore in comedic roles. The hilarious film is set in a Christian high school where the mean queen Hillary Faye tries to control her pregnant friend Mary. The sharp sarcasm around Christianity and the iconic scene where Mandy Moore hurls a bible at Jena shouting ‘I am filled with Christ’s love’ are the highlights of this highly underrated teen comedy.

     

    1.   Uptown Girls

    Image result for Uptown Girls movieFrankly, this Brittany Murphy starrer never got the credit it deserved as a classic. It will leave you in tears and awestruck at just how much you can relate to Murphy’s Molly as a 22-year-old girl. One warning- the desire to get those Egyptian cotton sheets will stick around until you get one of those.

     

    1.   Hackers

    Image result for hackers movieA cult favourite Hackers had quite the futuristic story and also happens to be the breakout film for Angelina Jolie. Everything about this film made a statement- the clothes, the visuals, the characters. Not to mention the music, that was devoured by younger audiences.

     

    1.   Into the Blue

    Image result for Into the Blue movieMight I suggest this one, just for all Paul Walker fans? Take the word at face value- he looks so gorgeous in this one, you will fall in love with him all over again. That is basically one selling point of the film and the other being Jessica Alba’s character that brought her into the spotlight as a leading lady.

     

    1.   Alpha Dog

    Image result for Alpha Dog movieThis gem has a separate elite movie nerd fan base and holds a respectful spot among movies that impact lives. It may not be a cinematic masterpiece, but the story has fire in it. Anton Yelchin is the star of the show, outperforming the star image he gained with big flicks like Star Trek.  

     

    1.   Pet Sematary

    Image result for Pet Sematary movieDerived from a Stephan King book this is one horror experience you will want to have again and again. The story subverts expectations and constantly improves with every watch. This is the kind of movie that will make you feel disgusted and terrorized at once.

     

    1.   Right on Track

    Image result for Right on Track movieThis sports adventure belongs to times when kids movies were everything but soft. The rugged race tracks are meant only for men and race car drivers Courtney and Erica Enders are on a quest to change the notions of a misogynistic world.

     

    1.   Dark Crystal

    Image result for Dark Crystal movieAn astonishing work of art in every sense, The Dark Crystal is for those who have faith in the ingenuity of myths and legends. It will bring out a surge of emotions, including terror, awe, sympathetic and at times tears. And not just once or twice. It will happen each time you revisit this legendary piece of cinema.

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    Downhill Review: A Misguided Remake

    by Kaylen Summers

    Downhill is the American remake of the  2014 award-winning Swedish film, Force Majeure. The original film was brilliant with its character interplay and biting dialogue. Unfortunately, the searing drama and dark humor of the original is lost in the new movie’s Hollywood remake.

    For those who were expecting a bog-standard goofy chuckle fest, the movie comes with great disappointment. The movie entirely depends on marital tension and this limits the possibilities of humor.

    The premise of the movie is actually great and fairly similar to the original. However, the writing and execution make the movie mediocre. This is surprising, considering the great talents involved both in front and behind the camera.

    The screenplay co-written by Oscar-winning directors Nat Faxon and Jim Rash feels average. Their pacing, script, and casting are out of place and even the ninety-minute runtime is not enough to save the movie.

    Downhill is about some serious themes. However, Julia Louis-Dreyfus and Will Ferrell are better known for their comedies. This contradiction is evident in their performances. The lack of chemistry between the two actors leaves the narrative slow and dry. Both actors seem to be too subdued within the characters.

    Though the actors are great, it obvious to feel whether they are fit for the characters. The directors should have given them space for the actors to improvise. For many fans, this will the movie in which Julia-Louis Dreyfus and Will Ferrell are the least humorous.

    The best part about the movie is the character of Louis-Dreyfus’ mother. She is the heart of the movie with some sensible pathos and relatable exasperation.  The majestic beauty of the Alps adds strength to the movie. For those who haven’t seen the original, Downhill will not be that much of set back.

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    7 Brilliant British Movies to Watch On Netflix

    by Emily Keen

    Netflix has added to its list, the dark horses of the British cinematic universe. They are bringing in a whole new kind of drama, action and comedy to the table. The streaming service is buzzing with Guy Ritchie movies and Hugh Grant cinema all at once. Could it get any richer?

    Here are 7 Brilliant British movies on Netflix that you should be adding to your watch list:

     

    1.     Trainspotting (1996)

    Run Time: 93 min | IMDb: 8.1/10

    Image result for Trainspotting movieDanny Boyle’s dark comedy in a very weird sense, speaks to you and tells you to get yourself together. The Scottish classic’s great humour and the incredible performances have a cult following around the world for.  Evan McGregor plays a drug fiend who shares his apartment with friends who are equally a disaster. The film charts the lives of these outcasts as they go through some vicious fights and crimes to finally give us a tragic hero ending.

     

    1.     Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels (1998)

    Run Time: 107 min | IMDb: 8.2/10

    Image result for Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels movieWhat’s the best place to kick off a crime comedy? In Hollywood’s popular opinion – Gambling. Our guy here loses big time in a rigged card game to a crime kingpin. To pay his debt, he decides to rob a gang along with a group of friends and there begins the hilarious 100-minute journey. This genius British crime comedy is the magnum opus of the legendary Guy Ritchie.

     

    1.     Theory of Everything (2014)

    Run Time: 123 min | IMDb: 7.7/10

    Image result for   Theory of Everything movieEddie Redmayne walked away with the Oscars for portraying the genius in the chair that year and we couldn’t be happier. It was well deserved. Stephen Hawking himself agreed to the fact that the film was broadly true and that there were multiple instances when he saw himself in the film. The story chronicles the life of the genius scientist and his wife Jane who stood by his side even when his world was crippled by the disease.

     

    1.     God’s Own Country (2017)

    Run Time: 104 min | IMDb. 7.7/10

    Image result for God’s Own Country movieA truly remarkable love story of a young farmer named Johnny and a Romanian migrant worker Gheorghe. The gritty tale of romance between two men will have you tear up emotions and yet feel delighted at the end. The chemistry between the two is absolutely magical and makes you want to savour every bit of their relationship.

     

    1.     Layer Cake (2004)

    Run Time: 105 min | IMDb: 7.3/10

    Image result for Layer Cake movieJust going to out a limb and say that this film rules and has everything you want in a fast-paced crime drama. Craig Daniel plays a drug dealer who has to get his hands dirty one last time before he walks away from the world of crime. But the tasks he has at hand are almost impossible? Will he and his crew survive the precarious situation?

     

    1.     About A Boy (2002)

    Run Time: 101 min | IMDb: 7.1/10

    Image result for About A Boy movieA man child has his way with single mothers, making them believe he is a single father to a son. When one fine day a young man (Marcus) really enters his life and changes him for good. Through a series of comical events, we get to experience a deftly crafted tale of a Casanova, exceptionally performed by Grant and his young pal, played by Hoult. 

     

    1.     Monty Python and the Holy Grail (1975)

    Run Time: 91 min | IMDb: 8.3/10

    Image result for Monty Python and the Holy Grail movieKing Arthur and his Knights formed the inspiration for this historically accurate film loved by most movie nerds. Yeah! If you do not geek out on movies, chances are you haven’t even heard of this film. Terry Jones’ ultimate masterpiece is eccentric at best and loved by intellectual cinema fans everywhere.

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    8 Great Movies to Watch When You Just Want to Zone Out

    by Emily Keen

    When you are thinking of putting yourself to sleep, don’t go hard and try to read some dry fiction or put on an intense mind-numbing documentary thinking it will bore you to sleep. That will probably work but why let the poor brain go through trauma? There a whole lot of movies that could get the help you doze off quickly, but they need not have to be intense fantasies like Harry Potter and the Lord of Rings all the time.

    That is the time you need to relax and have a sound sleep. We would suggest watching some light-hearted rom coms or feel-good classics that will help accomplish the purpose without putting any strain on the hypothalamus.

    Here is a list of eight movies that you can watch when just want to zone out. You might be familiar with most, but don’t worry about engaging with the unknown ones until the end. Even if they keep you up till the end, you will go to bed all relaxed and delighted. Let’s get started.

     

    1.     Clueless

    Image result for Clueless movieC24/7a stylish queen, Cher Horowitz is a mean yet a kind person. This teen girl dramedy is basically a classic rom-com from the 90s. Girls till date draw inspiration from the iconic lead character. It is possible you have watched it before and you know what happens. That gives you all the right to zone out.

     

    1.     Last Holiday

    Image result for Last Holiday movieOther than the part that highlights the merciless nature of private insurance models, Queen Latifah’s last holiday will make you feel all the good vibes and inspire you to live each day like it is your last. A Christmas movie, by all means, will help you relax before hitting the bed.

     

    1.     Before Sunrise

    Image result for Before Sunrise movieThe famous line from the movie goes-“You need to resign yourself to the awkwardness of life”. If that is not enough to make you want to watch it, the fact that the story kicks with a girl meeting a handsome stranger on a train should do the trick. The story is said to have been inspired by director Richard Linklater’s real-life encounter with a stranger in Philadelphia.

     

    1.     Finding Dory

    Image result for Finding Dory movieIf you are a mom to a six-year-old, you have probably watched this perfection of a movie umpteen times. Obviously because once your kid watches this, you will have to hunt till the end of the galaxy to find a replacement. But not like you mind re-watching it right? It is one of those guilty pleasures that you give in to after faking mild disapproval. 

     

    1.     Antz

    Image result for Antz movieYou can go out on a limb and say this film forever changed the world of animation, but was highly underrated for the gem that it was. The 1998 film showcased a very peculiar and unique perception of ants and their ideas. Oh and the way they talk was unusually calming. The story might seem very humanized at its core but the ant’s assessment of the situation will take your breath away.

     

    1.     Annie

    Image result for Annie movieThis is the kind of music you will hold close to your heart. Oh yeah, you heard it right! It is a musical! Don’t give up on it, will you? This is one of those films you keep avoiding judging it based on the cover, but once you have watched it, you will never be the same! “It’s a Hard Knock Life” Yeah!

     

    1.     Bridget Jones’s Diary

    Image result for Bridget Jones's Diary movieThis is a perfect comfort movie to end your night with, especially if you are single and it happens to be Valentine’s day. Why you ask. Watch it and you’ll know!

     

    1.     The Devil Wears Prada

    Image result for The Devil Wears Prada movieThe blinding dazzle that the fashion world is, it demands your soul in exchange for success! Did I exaggerate that? Not quite. This iconic early 2000s fashion world romp tells you – “by all means, move at a glacial pace” The film might have entered the collective consciousness as a rom-com, but in reality is much more than that. But if not anything, at least you will learn a little something about fashion.

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    7 Edge-of-the-seat Thrillers to watch on Netflix

    by Emily Keen

    It is that thrill of experiencing danger without even being in one that draws us to thrillers. The tension and racing heart create excitement that is distracting enough from mundane life. We love to relish the action, suspense, anxiety, drama that comes along. Netflix recognizes your innate longing for the adrenaline rush and has modified its menu and thrown in some exciting thrillers. At times you may not be able to categorize a film as a hard thriller because it crosses the thin line to merge with the element of horror.

    Here is the list of 7 edge-of-the-seat thrillers that you can stream on Netflix right now:

     

    1. Drive (2011)

    Image result for Drive movieThis amazing thriller with an incredible soundtrack is one of Ryan Gosling’s best films. No doubt it has some crazy violence in it, but there is an equal balance of calm and composure. Gosling and Carey Mulligan both give a phenomenal performance but the plot of the film is what takes the cake.

     

    1. It Comes At Night (2017)

    Image result for It Comes At Night movieWe have to give it up to A24 for creating some of the most eccentric thrillers and It Comes At Night is no different. It takes a special talent to not showcase the face of a monster and leave the audience to speculate and come to the conclusions of their own. The film centres around two families desolated from a worldwide epidemic and ultimately unravelling the truth that true danger lurks within. Not to mention the speciality of A24 to create these paranoid and creepy scenarios in the most scenic locations that make it just so hard to look away from the screen.

     

    1. The Hateful Eight (2015)

    Image result for The Hateful Eight movieUnarguably one of Tarantino’s best films in the line of Spaghetti western inspirations, The Hateful Eight sees multiple similarities to vintage western classic frames. The cold snowy frames bear an uncanny resemblance to those of “The Great Silence”. Some would disagree on it being a called a 21st-century movie, yet no one can deny that it is three hours of utter fun. Netflix has both the theatrical version and the director’s cut of the movie to choose from.

     

    1. Panic Room (2002)

    Image result for Panic Room movieDavid Fincher’s claustrophobia-inducing thriller is decidedly the most intense of all his films. The film opens with a group of burglars breaking into a house, causing a mother and daughter who live in that house, to lock themselves up into a panic room in their new apartment. We get to witness Jodi Foster’s amazing acting chops and what would become of Kristen Stewart as an actor in this cinema.

     

    1. Frozen River (2008)

    Image result for Frozen River movieLooking for some female-oriented independent film to watch? Put Frozen River right up on the list. The story revolves around a single mother who is broke and in need of money to take care of her children. The desperate circumstances make her go down the forbidden path and illegally traffick immigrants across the frozen river. By staying true to the realities of the working class and deftly examining the crossover of race and class, the film has only managed to win hearts at large.

     

    1. Jackie Brown (1996)

    Image result for Jackie Brown movieJackie Brown is the titular air hostess who is on a quest to play the gun dealer and the feds chasing her for the debt she owes and her crimes. The woman is slick and you never know what she is thinking. That’s where all the suspense fumes from. This is one of Quentin Tarantino’s famous classics that is surprisingly yet essentially low on the gore and violence.

     

    1. The Cell (2000)

    Image result for The Cell movieOne of Jennifer Lopez’s best performances throughout her acting career comes from a thriller directed by Tarsem Singh. The story sees Lopez as a social worker working who helps bring comatose patients back to life by using a technology that taps into the vulnerable parts of their brain. FBI agent (Vince Vaughn) shows up asking for her help to tap into the mind of a notorious serial killer to help find a captive. Although you might see a reflection of “Silence of the Lambs” in the film, the plot is a lot more unique, featuring incredible performances from the cast.

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