Tag Archives: Alfred Hitchcock

Films Seen In 2020 Part 4

This is a continuation of observations on films I’ve seen this year. I’m using a film challenge that I saw online for the month of June. Full disclosure: these were sometimes out of order. For the hell of it, I’m … Continue reading

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Movies Watched in 2018 Part 3

This is a continuation of notes on films I’ve seen this year, following Parts 1 and Part 2. I set myself a challenge of watching ten films per decade (counting the silent era up until 1929 as one decade) while allowing for … Continue reading

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Best Director/ Actor Pairings

This is inspired by a Watch Mojo list that I had a strong reaction too. My thoughts on the choices. 10. Wes Anderson/ Bill Murray- They’ve made some good movies together, but not enough to justify inclusion. 9. John Wayne/ … Continue reading

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Round-Up June 23 2013

Matt Welch of Reason considers the history of modern magazines of political opinion, and a recent shift towards more liberal orthodoxy in the new New Republic. The great irony is that The New Republic is repudiating contrarian neoliberalism precisely when we need it … Continue reading

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Three Act Structure: Strangers on a Train

One risk of paying so much attention to three-act structure is that it can become a distraction to notice in action when I’m watching a great movie like Strangers on a Train. The inciting incident is when Bruno and Guy … Continue reading

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Stan Lee is Awesome

In a recent video, Stan Lee reminded us all that he is awesome, while explaining why he thinks that a common profanity is actually a compliment. I got to shake Stan Lee’s hand once at a comic convention two years … Continue reading

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Is Vertigo the best film ever?

Sight & Sound, the British film magazine, is known for the top ten list they assemble every ten years after polling the critics. There have been major changes over the decades, but from 1962-2002, the #1 film was always Citizen … Continue reading

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