Tag Archives: Psychological Thriller

Happy Halloween, Everyone!

It only just occurred to me that today is Halloween! So … in the holiday spirit. (Or the Halloween spirit, which could mean a very different thing, if you get my drift!) Here’s one of my favorite scary movies in … Continue reading

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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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My Review of ‘Nox’ (2019)

I’m always awed when someone can tell a complex story in a short time. The film Nox is an excellent example of that. The opening shots of a nighttime vista of water and woods sweep across the screen, with the … 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 ‘Sleuth’ (1972)

This film, based on a Tony Award-winning play, is about Andrew Wyke, a rather pompous British crime writer (played with appropriate pomposity by Laurence Olivier), who invites a young hairdresser named Milo Tindle (played by the ever-charming Michael Caine) to … Continue reading

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My Review of ‘The Night of the Hunter’ (1955)

You know that feeling you get when you hear loads of awesome things about a movie and when you finally see it, your expectations are so high, but then … it’s just not that great after all? This film was … 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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