Project Type: Thriller

The Usual Suspects

Year: 1995 Director: Bryan Singer Starring: Kevin Spacey, Gabriel Byrne, Chazz Palminteri, Stephen Baldwin, Benicio Del Toro, Pete Postlethwaite Written by Jakob Lewis Barnes I’m often guilty of neglecting the “classics”. I tend to convince myself that “I will watch them soon” and that “they will always be there to watch […]

United 93

Year: 2006 Director: Paul Greengrass Starring: David Alan Basche, Olivia Thirlby, Liza Colon-Zayas, J.J Johnson Written by Chris Winterbottom Edited by Jakob Lewis Barnes There was a lot of concern surrounding the release of ‘United 93’ in 2006, with inevitable cries of “too soon” heard before the film […]


Year: 2014 Director: Yann Demange Starring: Jack O’Connell, Sean Harris, Richard Dormer Written by Nick Deal Edited by Jakob Lewis Barnes When I heard that Jack O’Connell was starring in an intense, edge of the seat, action-thriller, I immediately shortlisted ‘71’ as a film that I had to […]


Year: 2012 Director: Robert Zemeckis Starring: Denzel Washington, John Goodman, Don Cheadle, Kelly Reilly Written by Sam James Edited by Jakob Lewis Barnes Trailers; the curse of the modern day blockbuster. Half the time you’ve got some fat kid from Utah putting these things together, hoping for more hits on his […]


Year: 2014 Director: Denis Villeneuve Starring: Jake Gyllenhaal, Sarah Gadon, Melanie Laurent Written by Jakob Lewis Barnes Edited by Molly Dolan From the man who brought us the fantastic ‘Prisoners’, Denis Villeneuve, comes another thrilling mystery. Or a mystery at least. ‘Enemy’ is a quirky, subversive film, which […]


Year: 2014 Director: Dan Gilroy Starring: Jake Gyllenhaal, Rene Russo, Riz Ahmed  Written by Nick Deal Edited by Jakob Lewis Barnes I was expecting ‘Nightcrawler’ to be rather unnerving in tone, and it certainly did not disappoint. Dan Gilroy’s directorial debut is an exceptionally dark and twisted thriller, which throws up […]


Year: 2012 Director: Ben Affleck Starring: Ben Affleck, Alan Arkin, Bryan Cranston, John Goodman Written by Jakob Lewis Barnes Until recently, Ben Affleck was regarded as something of a joke in Hollywood. His acting was heavily criticised and his production and writing work was lamentable. But that is certainly no longer […]

Gone Girl

Year: 2014 Director: David Fincher Starring: Ben Affleck, Rosamund Pike Written by Jakob Lewis Barnes Edited by Molly Dolan When my partner asked if we could go and watch ‘Gone Girl’ at the cinema, I thought we were off to see another rom-com. I was horribly wrong, and […]