No Exit

We watched this movie during the end of the year holidays and I wish that there would have been snow here in Brussels. Unfortunately, just like every other years, it’s only wind and rain.

However, this movie brought enough snow for one evening as we get to spend 95 minutes with four other people during a blizzard, stranded at an isolated highway rest stop in the mountains. One of them is the owner of a van in which is hidden a kidnapped little girl.

Maybe I haven’t watched enough thrillers in my life (I seriously doubt that), but I didn’t predict half of what happens in the movie. We watched it without reading the novel it is based on but I added it to my read list for next year.

The cinematography and score were surprisingly excellent for a low budget B film. All casting and performances were spot-on, especially Havana Rose who nailed the painful scenes and, believe me, there are quiet a few of those.

These are the kind of movies I wish were being made more often. It is relentlessly fast paced and grounded with twists and a solid R rating that they aren’t afraid to use to its full potential.

We had a very good time with ‘No Exit’. It’s our kind of movie and it’s one I would highly recommend.


The Sinner – Season 3

It’s weird to think that this TV-show was originally planned for a one season limited TV series, yet here we are watching the third season. Normally, Chris and I aren’t fans of psychological drama at all, we even cut movies in the middle because we can’t stand it but, for The Sinner, we gladly made an exception. This season was like a cat and mouse game between Detective Ambrose and his antagonist, Jamie. Like Chris said, it looks like Ambrose is shaking Jamie like a bottle of champagne and the cork is about to pop any minute. That’s the exact reason why we came back for more, who wouldn’t wanna see the outcome?

The main quote and plot throughout this season could make one hell of a subject for discussion, yet I’m not going to go there because when I get philosophical, I don’t know where things will end:

If you gaze long enough into an abyss, the abyss will gaze back into you. – Friedrich Nietzsche


The Sinner: Season 2

This season was less good than the previous. It’s still binge worthy and the suspense is defenitely there, but it looks grey and therefore depressive.

I don’t know why they have this urge to make thrillers look so grey. My visual cortex sure likes to see some warmer tones than this cold filter. The amount of TV-shows that I switched off after 5 minutes for this reason is starting to pile up.

Anyway, I continued to watch the second season, and I’m so happy I did. The suspense alone is pretty addictive. Eventhough, it’s a slow burner, the plot twists make it all worth it. Also, Bill Pullman is perfect in his role as Detective Ambrose. His character has been given more room to develop during this season.

All in all, a good thriller if you ask me. I hope that the third season will be as good as its predecessors (just a little more color please).


The Sinner: Season 1

This is a TV-show that I watched in several moments. The first time, I watched 2 episodes and gave up, thinking it would be a horrific drama.

Months later, my husband and I wanted to give it another try, and now we’re happy we did. This TV-show is the perfect example of why I should never give up after one episode.

The Sinner is an amazing psychological thriller with a plot twist that I never saw coming. The inconsistencies in the story can be forgiven for an otherwise perfect roller coaster of suspense and mystery.

Also, Bill Pullman is so intense, he created an exceptional ambience throughout the entire season. An amazing performance. I hope season 2 will be as great as the first one!