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Video Trailer for New Supernatural Thriller, Inception, Starring Leonard DiCaprio

Can’t wait for this one. Leonardo DiCaprio stars in one of the most hotly anticipated films of 2010, Inception.  This supernatural thriller was created by Christopher Nolan, the mastermind behind one of BestThriller.com’s favorite crime thrillers of all time, Memento (not to mention a little film called The Dark Knight). The premise has DiCaprio playing […]

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New George Clooney Spy Thriller Trailer

The official trailer for George Clooney’s new spy thriller, An American, is available here. This Focus Features film is based on Martin Booth’s book, A Very Private Gentleman, and casts Clooney as an assassin in Europe trying to extract himself from his violent life by completing his last job. It’s a very familiar tale, but one […]

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Polanski Delivers a Taut, Imperfect Thriller with Ghost Writer

Roman Polanski’s latest effort is based on Robert Harris’ controversial political thriller, The Ghost (British slang for “Ghostwriter”). The film opens ominously, with a BMW SUV seemingly abandoned on a wintertime ferry from Wood’s Hole, Massachusetts, to Martha’s Vineyard. Nearly as soon as the driver’s body washes up on the stormy beach, we learn through […]

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Angelina Jolie as Rogue CIA Agent in New “Salt” Trailer

Ever get tired of movies about rogue CIA agents? Me neither. This time it’s Angelina Jolie as CIA agent Evelyn Salt. When Salt is accused of spying for the Russians, she goes on an unauthorized covert op to prove her patriotism and protect her husband. This looks to be a far more serious role than […]

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Top 10 Psychological Thrillers on Film

When reviewing our candidates for best psychological thrillers, we looked for movies that (a) made a lasting impression on us personally, (b) were critical and/or box offices hits and (c) sustained a sense of gripping unease and dread throughout the entire film without resorting to cheesy conventions. And of course, these films had to have […]

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The 10 Best Crime Thrillers Set in Los Angeles

When it comes to staging crime thrillers, the stories almost always take place in New York, New Jersey, Chicago or Las Vegas.  Think about it. A significant portion of heist and gangster films involve the mafia as central or ancillary characters, making those places are practically automatic. Even when there isn’t a gangster component, you’ve […]

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Top 10 CIA Movies

Hardly a year goes by without a juicy international incident involving the CIA. Plotting to overthrow foreign governments. Using illegal interrogation techniques on suspected terrorists. Secret assassination squads. With so many real-life scandals, it’s no wonder that screenwriters love to feature protagonists from “The Company.”  With that said, my current Top 10 list features not […]

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