Tagged: thrillers

Falling Down

CRIMEWATCH: Falling Down

Falling Down is proof that not all Joel Schumacher films suck (it’s mainly just his Batman movies). This is a great film that I...

Dirty Harry

The Films of Don Siegel: Dirty Harry

We couldn’t do our Don Siegel retrospective without reviewing the film that features one of the international icons of popular cinema… Clint Eastwood plays...

The Beguiled

The Films of Don Siegel: The Beguiled

During the Civil War, somewhere in the state of Louisiana, a Union soldier John McBirney (Clint Eastwood) is seriously injured in battle and on...

Telefon

The Films of Don Siegel: Telefon

In this 1977 spy thriller, a rogue KGB agent Nikolai Dalchimski (Donald Pleasance) steals a secret book containing the names of operatives hidden all...

The Strangler

The Strangler

I first became aware of the rotund character actor Victor Buono from his role as the comical schizoid villain King Tut on the 1960s...

Re-Evaluating Psycho

Re-Evaluating PSYCHO

PSYCHO (1960, Dir: Alfred Hitchcock) When the “Master of Suspense” set out to make this movie it was to be a modest, low budget...

Bayou Bloodbath: Walter Hill's Southern Comfort

Walter Hill’s Southern Comfort

Walter Hill got his start in film as an assistant director on Bullitt (1968), The Thomas Crown Affair (1968) and Woody Allen’s screwball crime...

Playing The Game: Catharsis Through Organized Chaos

Playing The Game: Transcendance Through Chaos

Our latest analytical article looks at two films by David Fincher and compares and contrasts themes and characters that connect the movies. “The game...

Red State

Kevin Smith’s Red State

“I said this was gonna be a simple in and out, well simple just shit itself” Writer-Director Kevin Smith established his career by making...