I really enjoyed this movie on many levels. I watched it a couple of times, actually, before surrendering it back to the library. If you enjoy Strangers on a Train or Rope, I highly recommend you give Shadow of a Doubt a watch. This is a very Hitchcock film. It focuses on a perfect, typical, […]
HALLOWEEN THE SETUP WARNING: For anyone who hasn’t yet seen John Carpenter’s iconic 1978 Horror/Slasher film “Halloween”, this in-depth analysis of the film will contain many SPOILERS. I also urge people who have a categorized bias toward the film to proceed with caution, as I aim to strip every element of it right back. Halloween is […]
For week 5 of Behind The Scenes Saturday, I pay tribute to one of the most influential horror films of all time, Psycho!
Love him or hate him there’s no denying Alfred Hitchcock has earned the term “Master of Suspense.” The director has a body of work so diverse the Dames were fairly flush for choice for this week’s five. So, in honor of Alfred Hitchcock’s birthday, here are our five favorite Hitchcock films.
Here’s another post that has been on my mind for a while. Quite often, I hear people mentioning “Vertigo”, “Rear Window” and “Psycho” as soon as we start talking about Alfred Hitchcock. But here’s a man that directed 57 movies over the course of 54 years. Having watched most of these movies, I’ve decided to […]
‘The Knick’ is Prestige TV and it is Depressing The second season of Cinemax‘s hit show is just three episodes in and it has been depressing to watch. The racial tensions of the first season pale in comparison to the outright blatant, N-word spewing background noise that has come to define how this season will […]
In 1960, Alfred Hitchcock changed the face of horror and the way movies were viewed entirely with birth of Psycho. While he was known as the Master of Suspense beforehand, Psycho was the film that sealed his nickname for decades to come. There are directors that have of course come close to producing features that […]
The 2019 Oscars “Best Picture” race is stacked, top to bottom, with nominees that offer nuanced and timely stories about experiences that are rarely represented in the top category. From gender to race to sexual orientation, there was much to unpack in this year’s roster. I also argue we are in a film Golden Age that is directly responding to the Trump administration’s attacks on already targeted communities. Art has always paved a way for political action and discourse – film included. But before Trump, films with a message largely went under the radar, because the Obama administration offered a guise that everything was alright. Since America has awoken to the fact that things are very much not alright, major production companies have responded with films made to be accessible blockbusters, but also made to be political.
There’s something a little more unsettling when a horror film is inspired by real events. Whether it starts out by spouting its based on a true story or recounts the lives of those caught in the cross-fire of crime or terror, we’ve collected a series of films that draw ever so slightly from the real […]