Category Archives: Mystery

LOST GIRLS (2020): New Trailer From Amy Ryan, Dean Winters, Thomasin McKenzie…

Lost Girls (2020), Amy Ryan, Netflix
Lost Girls (2020), Amy Ryan, Netflix

Based on true stories, Lost Girls stars Amy Ryan as Mari Gilbert. Gilberts’s daughter Shannan disappears, and police inaction drives her to investigate into the gated Long Island community where Shannan was last seen. Her search soon brings attention to an even more grim reality…

 Directed by Liz Garbus; additional key cast includes Gabriel Byrne, Dean Winters, Thomasin McKenzie Lola Kirke…

It seems quite clear that Dean Winters’s character isn’t all he ought to be. I’m in for the mystery, plus the great performances by all, especially Ryan and Byrne.

Kevin Corrigan, Miriam Shor, Oona Laurence, Reed Birney, Austyn Johnson, Rosal Colon, Molly Brown, Haskiri Velazquez, Jimi Stanton and Harvey B. Jackson also star.

Lost Girls Release Dates: March 13th, 2020 (US & UK) / Netflix…

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VIVARIUM (2019): New Trailer Starring Jesse Eisenberg, Imogen Poots…

Vivarium (2019), Jesse Eisenberg
Vivarium (2019), Jesse Eisenberg

Vivarium is the new sci-fi / mystery starring Jesse Eisenberg, Imogen Poots, and directed / co-written by Lorcan Finnegan.

While searching for the perfect starter home, young couple Tom and Gemma end up following a mysterious real estate agent to a new housing development, but soon realise that they actually can’t leave…

What fresh nightmare is this?

The very kind that has me wanting to watch and find out just how different this will be compared to one of my Jim Carey favourites, The Truman Show (1998).

I’m guessing some kind of alien abduction happened.

Jonathan Aris, Eanna Hardwicke, Shana Hart, Senan Jennings, Molly McCann, Danielle Ryan and Olga Wehrly also star.

Vivarium Release Dates: March 27th, 2020 (UK)…

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SPENSER CONFIDENTIAL (2020): New Trailer Starring Mark Wahlberg, Alan Arkin, Winston Duke, Post Malone…

Spenser Confidential (2020), Mark Wahlberg, Netflix
Spenser Confidential (2020), Mark Wahlberg, Netflix

Spenser Confidential has Mark Wahlberg as an ex-felon named Spenser who returns to Boston’s criminal underworld to unravel a twisted murder conspiracy.

Directed by Peter Berg, additional key cast includes Winston Duke, Alan Arkin Colleen Camp Post Malone …

The preise may not be the freshest but I like Wahlberg, I’m curious about Malone’s acting, and the Wahlberg, Duke and Arkin dynmic.

Colleen Camp, Bokeem Woodbine, Michael Gaston, Marc Maron, Iliza Shlesinger, Hans Marrero, Cassie Ventura, James DuMont, Hope Olaide Wilson, Leah Procito and Kip Weeks also star.

Spenser Confidential Release Dates: March 6th, 2020 (US) / Netflix…

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THE WOMAN IN THE WINDOW (2020): New Trailer From Amy Adams, Gary Oldman, Julianne Moore, Jennifer Jason leigh…

The Woman In The Window (2020), Amy Adams, 20th Century Fox

Amy Adams, Gary Oldman, Julianne Moore and Jennifer Jason Leigh
are the stars of new Joe Wright directed mystery / drama, The woman In The Window.

Also starring Wyatt Russell, it’s the story of Anna, an agoraphobic woman living alone in New York. Anna begins spying on her new neighbours only to witness a disturbing…

I’m in for the fantastic cast and all the mystery and darkness.

Actually, at first I thought this was going to be purely about one woman’s struggle with agoraphobia – which would have been fantastic. Still, I’m not too disappointed because this still looks great.

Anthony Mackie, Brian Tyree Henry, Liza Colón-Zayas, Mariah Bozeman, Fred Hechinger, Diane Dehn, Daymien Valentino, Milanee Gordon, Ben Davis and Jeanine Serralles also star.

The Woman In The Window Release Dates: May 15th, 2020 (US & UK)…

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FANTASY ISLAND (2020): New Trailer From lucy Hale, Maggie Q, Michael Peña, Portia Doubleday…

Fantasy Island (2020), Lucy Hale
Fantasy Island (2020), Lucy Hale

Starring Maggie Q, Lucy Hale, Michael Peña and Portia Doubleday, Fantasy Island is a new horror / mystery / comedy based on the popular 1970s TV show about a magical island resort.

Directed by Jeff Wadlow, Additional key cast includes Kim Coates, Michael Rooker, Charlotte McKinney…

My familiarity with the Fantasy Island TV show starts and ends with the knowledge that it existed but this trailer definitely has me interested.

I don’t usually watch the ‘international’ versions of trailer releases, for this movie though, I accidentally clicked on the international trailer first and found myself rather unimpressed. Luckily, the version I’ve featured here is definitely a much better edit, right?

Ryan Hansen, Jimmy O. Yang, Austin Stowell, Robbie Jones, Parisa Fitz-Henley and Goran D. Kleut also star.

Fantasy Island Release Dates: February 14th, 2020 (US & UK)…

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WOUNDS (2019): The Thing I Liked…

Wounds (2019), Armie Hammer
Wounds (2019), Armie Hammer

My favourite thing about the latest Dakota Johnson, Zazie Beetz and Armmie Hammer horror / mystery Wounds is how well writer / director  Babak Anvari captured the tension; especially in the first thirty minutes.

All about the the strange things that start happening to a bartender after he picks up a phone left at his bar, I found that things started to go wrong for me when Hammer’s character made / didn’t make a decision that seemed so obvious to me. And because the rest of the story hung ever so loosely on his character’s decision – one that I did not buy, the film simply lost me and my trust.

In light of this, the real main issue with Wounds is that it barely makes sense. By the very end, I decided that Anvari’s movie is based on a script that needed much more work. Yes, there are moments that were well written and acted but the glaring gaps in the script were simply that, far too glaring. 

If you’re a die-hard Hammer and Johnson fan, then sure give it a chance if you’re especially curious, and also if you don’t mind swarming bugs. I definitely watched the swarming bugs scenes through my fingers. Otherwise, it’s very much the tension in the first half of the film that’s most notable. 

Have you seen Wounds, the film with the ‘very appealing’ name? Share your thoughts in the comments below.

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EARTHQUAKE BIRD (2019): New Trailer From Alicia Vikander, Riley Keough, Jack Huston…

Earthquake Bird (2019), Alicia Vikander
Earthquake Bird (2019), Alicia Vikander

Starring Alicia Vikander, Riley Keogh and Jack Huston, Earthquake Bird is the story of a love triangle that leads to a horrific murder. A murder for which a young woman named Lucy (Vikander) bemomes a prime suspect.

Directed by Wash Westmoreland and set in Tokyo, Japan, additional key cast for Earthquake Bird includes Kiki Sukezane, Ken Yamamura, Crystal Kay…

I’m certainly intrigued by this story of jealousy between ‘friends.’ The last time I was pleasantly surprised by a story witha similar theme was in Always Shine (2016), starring Mackenzie Davis – who delivered a great performance.

I’m ready for what looks like a good rather dark turn for Vikander.

Yurino, Naoki Kobayashi, Akiko Iwase, Kenta Ogawa, Niclas Ericsson, Kazuhiro Muroyama also star.

Earthquake Bird Release Dates: November 15th, (US & UK)…

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TELL ME WHO I AM (2019): New Trailer For Documentary About Secrets & Lies Between Twins Alex And Marcus Lewis…

Tell Me Who I Am (2019), Marcus Lewis, Netflix
Tell Me Who I Am (2019), Marcus Lewis, Netflix

Read my spoiler-free movie review of Tell Me who I Am (2019).


Based on the autobiography by twins Alex and Marcus Lewis. Tell Me Who I Am is the story of what Marcus did at 18 years of age, when he was faced with an ethical dilemma. The dilemma being whether he should tell his twin brother the horrific truth about his life after losing most of his memory in the wake of a motorcycle accident, or decide to make up a whole new idilic one.

A result of director Ed Perkins’s working with the Lewis brothers Tell Me Who I Am promises an extraordinary story of love, memory, trauma, personal responsibility…

I need to know how Marcus came to the conclusion that lying to his brother was the best option. Misguided good intentions – and perhaps guilt had a little something to do with it.

Marcus was only 18 when he told the lie, Only if he hadn’t waited decades to spill the truth. This should be interesting.

Tell Me Who I Am Release Dates: October 18th, 2019 (US)…

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