Category Archives: Thriller

My Review of ‘Hell or High Water’ (2016)

This film has been hailed by critics as a revitalization of the Western movie. And it lives up to its hype. The movie jumps into action from the opening scene. Two brothers, divorced dad Toby (played by Chris Pine) and … Continue reading

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My Review of ‘The Prowler’ (1951)

I saw this film as part of TCM’s Noir Alley line-up. Movie critics have pegged it as a slight twist on the Double Indemnity concept—the twist being that it’s the man who’s the seducer. However, ironically, Eddie Muller offered it … Continue reading

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‘Silver Streak’ with the Villainous Patrick McGoohan

Silver Streak, a comedy-thriller from 1976, was not only a hilarious vehicle for the pairing of funny guys Gene Wilder and Richard Pryor, but featured Irish-American actor Patrick McGoohan in the part of the evil Roger Devereaux. When George Caldwell … 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 ‘Klute’ (1971)

  This is one of those movies that hammer home points about modern living with all the subtlety of a sledgehammer, yet somehow are hard not to love. The film is a crime thriller, in which a high-placed corporate executive, … 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 ‘To Catch a Thief’ (1955)

This classic romantic thriller features some of director Hitchcock’s favorite actors: Cary Grant as retired cat burglar, John Robie, aka “The Cat”; Grace Kelly as Frances Stevens, the ice-blonde object of Robie’s affections; and Jessie Royce Landis as Frances’ (very … Continue reading

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