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Birdman is Anything But Ignorant

Note: This the first in what I hope will be a long series covering each and every Best Picture winner. After Birdman, I will take us back to 1927. 442 more words



The beautiful simplicity of the idea behind Rear Window is one of the reasons that it is such a great film, and one of my favourite. 520 more words

50 Films - An Interesting Challenge

All in the mind: Dostoyevsky’s Crime and Punishment

In most dramatic fiction, threat drives action – from the invading French army in Tolstoy’s War and Peace to the flesh-eating zombies in television’s The Walking Dead… 538 more words


#pocketfilmreviewseries: the lady vanishes - alfred hitchcock

there’s very little to say about great films, even if you try to be picky — and this is a great film. part of it is just that great hitchcockian motifs make appearance here: the quietly subversive female character who behaves like a typical damsel in distress, who is dismissed by most but who is deeply self-confident and who sees a truth that no one else does; the psychoanalytical references (which are invoked in a very sophisticated way here; hitchcock is at once celebratory and critical of it); the deeply humanistic and even ethical undertones; the wonderful twists etc. 196 more words


Bad Neighborhood

Turned a corner the other day on shift, and saw this in an empty parking lot:

Yeah, those are crows! Even Hitchcock would be alarmed. 11 more words