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My 12 Favorite Horror Movies

Halloween is coming, and the dead shall rise from their graves. At least on a TV screen near you. We are awash in lists of the greatest horror movies ever made, and everybody’s trying to come up with a twist of their own. Well, I decided to just list my 12 favorites, a bunch of … Continue reading My 12 Favorite Horror Movies

My 12 Favorite Films

Compiling a list of what you believe are the greatest films ever made is a daunting task. Every critic and movie buff has a more or less available list hidden somewhere in their minds (or plainly written down, carefully cultivated). I have resisted to do the latter for many years, even though my list really … Continue reading My 12 Favorite Films

The Searchers: A Savage Nature

HE HAD TO FIND HER… HE HAD TO FIND HER… The Searchers was a box office hit in its day, but received no Academy Award nominations. Much like several Alfred Hitchcock movies, it’s a typical example of a film that was well-liked but didn’t turn into an American classic until a few decades later. It is … Continue reading The Searchers: A Savage Nature

The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance: How the West Found Law

Since the United States of America has always been a democracy, it may be easy to forget that not all parts of the country have been free, and I’m not even talking about slavery. As new territories on the North American continent were seized by U.S. authorities, law and order were not always prioritized in … Continue reading The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance: How the West Found Law

Psycho II

IT’S 22 YEARS LATER, AND NORMAN BATES IS FINALLY COMING HOME.  Norman Bates (Anthony Perkins) has finally been released from the asylum and returns to his motel and mansion, but the memories and new guests put him to the test. When he first saw Psycho (1960), director Richard Franklin fell in love with movies. Two decades later he … Continue reading Psycho II

Psycho: The Sins of the Mother

THE SCREEN’S MASTER OF SUSPENSE MOVES HIS CAMERA INTO THE ICY BLACKNESS OF THE UNEXPLAINED! Alfred Hitchcock decided to shake things up in 1960 after making several films that were in color, generously budgeted and featured A-list stars. His new picture would have a smaller budget, no Jimmy Stewart or Cary Grant, it would be … Continue reading Psycho: The Sins of the Mother