Tag Archives: Suspense

The Alfred Hitchcock Stay-at-Home Special!

Today’s post is brought to you by the letter “H” (as in Hitchcock—get it? 🙂 ). The Paradine Case is one of those rare Hitchcock films that I haven’t watched ten or twelve times before. In fact, I just saw … Continue reading

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My Review of ‘This Gun for Hire’ (1942)

This is one of those movies that took me maybe five minutes in (tops!) to figure out that it was going to be awesome. Right from the get-go, the story rather explodes out of the gate in terms of its … Continue reading

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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 ‘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 ‘The Window’ (1949)

The Window is one of those lesser-known films noir that received critical acclaim at the time of its release, but has since fallen to the wayside for most movie viewers. Based on a short story “The Boy Cried Murder” by … Continue reading

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My Review of ‘I Confess’ (1953)

As you may know from reading this blog, I’m a big fan of Alfred Hitchcock. However (and as long as we’re on the subject of confessions), I confess that I started watching this movie expecting something a bit different. Let … Continue reading

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‘Charade’ – Part Four

With the arrival of Saturday, for your entertainment, we have Part Four of Charade, a really funny and suspenseful film. Cary Grant and Audrey Hepburn make such a cute couple, if you ignore the fact that Grant’s old enough to … Continue reading

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‘The 39 Steps’ – A Rambling Review

Warning: This rambling review is actually an outline of the movie I wrote for a screenwriting class. So, if you don’t want to read spoilers, DO NOT read this review (or whatever it is). If you’ve seen the movie and … Continue reading

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Charade – Part Three

Okay … it’s been one of those weeks. And, if there’s a God, assuming all goes well and technology doesn’t totally fuck mess with me, it’s time for me to bring you Part Three of Charade! So here it is … Continue reading

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The Saturday Matinee: Fourth of July Special

Did you know that the film Charade is in the public domain? Amazing, but true! According to Wikipedia, the movie was released with an invalid copyright notice and, as a result, immediately became part of the public domain. Just goes … Continue reading

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