Category Archives: Psychological Thrillers

My Review of ‘Shadow on the Wall’ (1950)

Okay, I should probably warn you that this review contains a bit of a retired lawyer’s/law librarian’s rant. But it’s for a noble purpose! 🙂 Anyhow, you’ve been warned. As psychological thrillers go, this one is as suspenseful as any. … Continue reading

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My Review of ‘Los Angeles Overnight’ (2018)

There’s so much I could say about this film that it’s hard to know where to start. But here’s what I’ve got. The opening scenes evoke classic “We’re in La La Land” imagery. However, before we’re treated to a flowing … Continue reading

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‘The Night Walker’ (A Bad Movie Review) — Part One

Here’s a review of another really bizarre, but amusing, piece of crap low-budget film I happened to run across while watching Svengoolie. This one is called The Night Walker! Here’s Part One of my write-up! This movie starts off with … Continue reading

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My Review of ‘Angel Face’ (1953)

People seem to go crazy over this movie, but frankly, I’m not one of them. Let’s look at the facts: In what is obviously someone’s attempt to kill a rich dame named Catherine Tremayne, she’s found overcome by gas leaked … Continue reading

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My Review of ‘Vesper’ (2017)

In an interesting twist of social media fate, Vesper came to my attention through a Facebook message. The only reason I didn’t write this review sooner can be blamed on my unfortunate tendency to ignore Facebook—messages and all. However, be … Continue reading

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My Review of ‘Rope’ (1948)

This film is a taught 80-minute study of two twisted minds at work. Well, three—counting the director. 🙂 Two young men lure a friend to their Manhattan apartment, where they proceed to strangle him to death. Then, dump him in … Continue reading

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My Review of ‘Suspicion’ (1941)

Like many a Hitchcock film, this one involves a train. In this instance, a man and woman meet on a train. They are Johnnie Aysgarth (played with debonair suave by Cary Grant) and Lina McLaidlaw (played with shy reserve by … Continue reading

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My Review of ‘Spellbound’ (1945)

This psychological thriller opens with an intriguing Shakespeare quote: “The Fault … is Not in Our Stars, But in Ourselves …,” which may be one of the most interesting ways to begin a story that takes place (by and large) … Continue reading

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My Review of ‘Frenzy’ (1972)

When I first heard about this movie, I thought, “Oh dear. This sounds a bit too creepy.” A movie by Hitchcock about a serial killer? Count me out. But then I actually saw the movie and was surprised to find … Continue reading

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My Review of ‘Psycho’ (1960)

This is a fascinating study in a film’s ability to misdirect and manipulate the viewer. A story that starts with a peek through a window at a “nooner” between Janet Leigh (as Miriam Crane) and John Gavin (as her boyfriend … Continue reading

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