Film Reviews and Commentary

MACRO CINEMATIC – The Double Meaning of the Monster Blockbuster

Mary Erickson

July 8th, 2014

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Steven Spielberg’s Jaws, released in 1975, heralded in a new era of expectations about movie performance. Peter Benchley’s tale of a giant shark munching its way through the New England tourist ......

BIJOU FROM BEYOND – Willow Creek (2013)

Sean Hanson

June 27th, 2014

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Bobcat Goldthwait’s comedies — Shakes the Clown, World’s Greatest Dad and God Bless America, to name a few — always had a dark streak, but Willow Creek is his first bona fide horror film, a ......

MY SUMMER WITH ALFRED – Suspicion (1941)

Sean Hanson

June 26th, 2014

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For someone who loves horror flicks, thrillers and very British mysteries, I’ve seen surprisingly little Hitchcock, but — like any good film nerd — I could probably bloviate endlessly about his ......

BEHIND THE LENS – Alfred Hitchcock: A Manufactured Reputation

Tom Blank

June 24th, 2014

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This summer Behind the Lens at the Baker Center will offer a program of eleven films which are connected, not by their subject member, but by style, the peculiar, commercially successful style of ...

THE HENNESSY REVIEW – Ida (2013)

Doug Hennessy

June 24th, 2014

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IDA (2013) PAWEL PAWLIKOWSKI Wanda: Agata Kulesza Ida/Anna: Agata Trzebuchowska Lis: Dawid Ogrodnik Szymon: Jerzy Trela Ida is a rare and special movie that offers so much, so simply, and so ......