Thriller

24 May 19

Review of ‘Practice makes perfect’ by Carsen Taite. This is book 1 of ‘Legal affairs’, the new series by Carsen Taite which follows a group of three friends, Campbell, Abby, and Grace, partners in a boutique law firm in Austin. Ms. Taite is well known for her legal thrillers and books in which law issues […]

24 May 19
Word Wonders

Hello friends! Today’s post is a very special one because of how excited I am about FOUL IS FAIR sso I want to yell about it to anyone and everyone who wants to listen. I was extremely pumped for FOUL IS FAIR the minute it was announced but then, I read the first two chapters […]

24 May 19
Variety

SPOILER ALERT: Do not read if you have not yet watched “What/If,” streaming now on Netflix. Writer and executive producer Mike Kelley’s latest piece of dramatic storytelling is a limited series morality tale that starts with a high-powered, wealthy woman named Anne Montgomery (Renee Zellweger) offering Lisa, a young woman with a startup (Jane Levy), […]

24 May 19
book bloggers

Review #75 Author Name – Riddhi Agarwal Book Name – Snapped Threads Review – It is astonishing how a 16-year-old was able to capture the depth of dark emotions with such intensity. The story is an amazing crime thriller which keeps you involved every page of the book. The way the author has portrayed relationships […]

24 May 19
Vimeo Blog
The Cannes Film Festival is one of the most prestigious film festivals in the world. Every year, filmmakers, actors, critics, and industry insiders gather in this small French beach town, skipping the sand and sun in favor of dark movie theaters where they screen the best new films on the planet. For us, Cannes marks an exciting time as well. Aside from the all the glitz and glamour, it’s a moment to celebrate the next generation of filmmakers and video creators — especially the ones who have launched their careers on Vimeo. Today, we’re sharing a round-up of Vimeo filmmakers at this year’s festival, including the winner of our onsite Staff Pick award. See who made the list, and learn more about their work, below. 1. Ira Sachs Ira Sachs is making his Cannes debut with his feature film, Frankie, a beautiful and tortured portrait of a family forced to confront conflicting realities. Before Sachs’ recent features Love Is Strange and Keep the Lights On, we knew him for “Last Address,” his ode to New York artists who died of AIDS. 2. Monia Chokri Monia Chokri's debut feature film, A Brother’s Love, opened the Un Certain Regard section of this year’s festival. The film follows a directionless woman who relies heavily on her loving brother; when he falls in love with a new girlfriend, she's forced to untangle herself from her dependency. The film builds on the themes of arrested development Chokri explored in her 2017 Best of the Year-winning short, “An Extraordinary Person.” Read our recent interview with Monia here. 3. Michael Angelo Covino Michael Angelo Covino’s 2018 short "The Climb" has been turned into a feature film of the same name, which debuted to fantastic reviews in Un Certain Regard. For those who loved the short version, fear not: the feature keeps the short as its first act and builds the rest of the film through six additional chapters that explore the main characters' toxic friendship. 4. Johnny Ma Since the Staff Pick Premiere of his award-winning short “A Grand Canal,” director Johnny Ma won big at the Toronto International Film Festival with Old Stone. Now he’s taking Cannes by storm with his second feature, To Live to Sing. Set in the fascinating world of Chinese Sichuan Opera, this film introduces us to an unlikely family as they deal with the pressures of performance and the struggles of keeping their opera troupe afloat as the world modernizes around them. 5. Quentin Dupieux A decade ago, back when Staff Picks was just starting, Mr. Oizo (a.k.a. Quentin Dupieux) made a bizarre ad/music video for Levi’s about a puppet that couldn’t stay out of trouble. We’ve loved watching Quentin get even weirder ever since, with bizarre features that include Rubber, Wrong, and this year’s Deerskin (which also stars Oscar winner Jean Dujardin). 6. Hlynur Pálmason With an already rigorous and singular aesthetic in place for his Staff Picked film “A Painter,” Pálmason continued to blow our minds with his debut feature Winter Brothers. Now he’s back with his second feature, A White, White Day, which is already the talk of the town at Cannes. 7. Jérémy Clapin This Staff Pick alum just won the Grand Prix in the Critic’s Week section at Cannes. His debut feature film, I Lost My Body, which took home the prize, also happened to be the only animated feature in competition at the festival. Whether it’s music videos or moody 3D shorts, Clapin always nails it, so we were super excited to see what he cooked up with this latest work. 8. Lorcan Finnegan Lorcan is old school Vimeo, with three Staff Picks from the year the channel started. Now, he’s rubbing shoulders with Jesse Eisenberg and Imogen Poots in his latest psychological sci-fi thriller, Vivarium. 9. Pippa Bianco Pippa Bianco’s new feature, Share, is in a special screening at this year’s Cannes. The feature is based on a short film of the same name, which we awarded with a special jury prize at SXSW. Before this project, Bianco explored the documentary realm; her piece about artist Barbara Kruger was commissioned by the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA). 10. Jie Weng Last but certainly not least is Jie Weng, who took home our Staff Pick Award at this year’s festival for his stop-motion animated short, “The Quintet of the Sunset.” With impeccable craft and style, this Chinese animator creates a fantastical world where cats become the characters we’ve always imagined. Following the Staff Pick Award, Weng premiered “The Quintet of Sunset” on Vimeo for the entire world to enjoy. Watch the film, below. https://vimeo.com/337844840 More inspiration
24 May 19
The Siasat Daily

New Delhi [India]: Cricket World Cup referred to as “Olympics of Cricket” is all set to begin from May 30. There has been a significant change in the tournament’s format this year. Only the top ten teams will be taking part in this World Cup and they all will play each other in a round-robin […]

24 May 19
Sadie Janes' Portfolio

Former Saultite Tianna Nori is really expanding her reach, playing characters ranging from a psycho Stepford girlfriend to an ex-cop who was beaten in the line of duty and ends up in a wheelchair. Nori recently starred in the thriller Clean Break (available on iTunes/VOD), which follows main character Tracy as the classic Stepford woman […]

24 May 19
Arcynewsy

RELATED STORIES The summer may not start technically for another month, but Netflix has already given us our first "read" South American beach What happens if, a 10-episode social thriller from the mind of Vengeance creator Mike Kelley. The twisted series also marks Renee Zellweger's television debut as she enters the role of the vengeful […]

24 May 19
Archy news nety

Factor this: When England last hosted the Cricket World Cup, Virat Kohli was 10 year-old. MS Dhoni had just entered the domestic arena and Jasprit Bumrah was only 5! In the summer of 1999, Mohammad Azharuddin was captain of a young Indian team which was trying to create history after 16 years. In 1983, India […]

24 May 19
Poems of Niaz

Gillian is a young and ambitious detective who wishes nothing but to serve to protect people and bring what he sees as justice into the world. A new world order is the mission and purpose of his life, dedicating his all to cleaning the world of every evil and crime. His use of controversial methods […]

24 May 19
TVLine

Summer may not technically start for another month, but Netflix has already given us our first sudsy beach “read” in What/If, a 10-episode social thriller from the mind of Revenge creator Mike Kelley.

24 May 19
Page Turners and Constant Reads

Mine Courtney Cole Rating: 5 stars Unfortunately I had to read this ARC as an e-book so I have no good photos, but that’s ok! 5 huge stars! What a just enthralling psychological thriller! I ate it up as fast as I could. Read it in two big chunks. I haven’t devoured a thriller like […]

24 May 19
TheBookSwarm

I need recommendations for a good thriller/suspenseful/mystery book. All the ones I’ve picke up lately have been duds 😦

24 May 19
Arcynewsy

A replay that nobody, apart from the TMO, saw was the reason for the baffling final decision against the Chiefs on Friday night. The striker Etene Nanai-Seturo seemed to have opened the scoring in the sixth minute of their 19-13 victory over Super Rugby against Hamilton's Reds, only for TMO Glenn Newman in charge. The […]