Movies In Focus enjoys a good thriller. The genre’s heyday was in the 1980s and 1990s and in recent years that type of film has migrated to the VOD market and television. Spinning Man is once such film. It will have a limited theatrical release before it hits on demand 6 April, 2018. However, with a solid cast – Pierce Brosnan, Guy Pearce and Minnie Driver – and intriguing premise, Spinning Man looks like it could make for entertaining 90 minutes. I’m onboard for that.
Evan Birch (Guy Pearce) is a family man and esteemed professor at a distinguished college, where his charm and reputation have made his philosophy class very popular. When a female student named Joyce goes missing, Evan’s previous off-campus dalliances make his wife (Minnie Driver) question his alibi. Gruff police Detective Malloy (Pierce Brosnan) has even more reason to be suspicious when crucial evidence makes Evan the prime suspect in Joyce’s disappearance. Suddenly, the questions Evan faces aren’t merely academic – they’re a matter of life or death.