January 27, 2012 // 0 Comments

Arguably one of Alfred Hitchcock's best films, his 1940 take on Daphne DuMarier's novel "Rebecca" doesn't find half as much mention as some of his later films. Undeservedly, it has always stood in the shadow of films like [...]

Dressed To Kill

September 7, 2011 // 0 Comments

For director Brian DePalma, the summer of 1980 was a best of times, worst of times. Though he had hit a commercial home run with "Carrie" four years earlier, he subsequently suffered critical misses with "The Fury" and "Home [...]

The Name of the Rose

August 2, 2011 // 0 Comments

"The Name Of The Rose" is a dark murder mystery set in a monastery in Italy during the 14th century. It is a film of European origin and thus, hardly surprising, it has a very different flair than Hollywood productions. Instead of the glossy, [...]

The Firm

May 16, 2011 // 0 Comments

The first time I watched "The Firm" many years ago, I was mesmerized by its almost hypnotic feel that weaves its way through the films latter third. A real-life thriller adapted from the novel by John Grisham, the film is not only one of those [...]

Deep Red

May 12, 2011 // 0 Comments

Cherished by man as Dario Argento's ultimate masterpiece, "Deep Red", which is probably better known under its original Italian title "Profondo Rosso" is a giallo that could easily rank as the textbook version of the genre. [...]


March 24, 2011 // 0 Comments

Among the horror thrillers by Italian cult director Dario Argento's, a few films usually stand out in particular. Most people are familiar with "Suspiria" in one way or another, either by having seen the film or through the extensive word [...]

And Soon The Darkness

March 9, 2011 // 0 Comments

'And Soon The Darkness' seems to have a lot going for it. It is a remake of a good, yet underseen 1970 British thriller of the same name, it has two beautiful female leads, a well-known male lead, and a distribution company (Anchor Bay) known [...]

The Disappearance Of Alice Creed

December 27, 2010 // 0 Comments

Sometimes simple execution can be the best solution. Richard Linklater's underrated drama 'Tape' comes to mind as a film that took a simple approach to telling a story. There were a total of three characters and the film has one location. [...]

The Maltese Falcon

September 28, 2010 // 0 Comments

Humphrey Bogart was the epitome of the classic tough-as-nails gumshoe. In many of his films, his characters became iconic portrayals of heroes and unlikely-heroes alike, as he conquered the world with his films and created memorably movie history. Many of [...]


September 16, 2010 // 0 Comments

I remember the day I went to see a movie in theaters that was rather obscure at the time, from a director no one had ever heard of, and leaving the theater absolutely stunned and dazed. I had just experienced one of the most disturbing and unsettling [...]
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