Tag Archives: suspense
Blindspot 2017: Marathon Man (1976)
A suspenseful thriller film with a solid historical backbone, Marathon Man (1976) plays host to some masterful performances between actors who share excellent chemistry, and some iconic scenes that are so anxiety-provoking that they are almost physically painful. Its synopsis is as follows: A graduate history student is unwittingly caught in the middle of an […]
A Timely Blogathon: Absentia (2011)
Here’s the newest post in A Timely Blogathon, co-hosted by myself and Movierob. This newest review comes from Zoë of The Sporadic Chronicles of a Beginner Blogger. Zoë’s blog is so great – with reviews on films, books, and more. Definitely check it out if you haven’t already! Meanwhile, onwards to Zoë’s review of Absentia […]
The Great Villain Blogathon: Death in The Seventh Seal
Can the personification of death really be considered a villain? Or, is the personification of death the most relevant villain of all? In Ingmar Bergman’s iconic film The Seventh Seal (1957), Death (Bengt Ekerot) is the ultimate adversary against which each of the characters resist; particularly the knight Antonius Block, played by Max von Sydow.
The Secret Village (2013): Officially worse than ergot poisoning.
Today I watched The Secret Village (2013) as a part of the very first ever Shitfest Social over at the perenially classy Isaacs Picture Conclusions. I had really high expectations because I know Eric of IPC fame has quite the exquisite taste in film.
IMDb Top 250 Challenge Blogathon: Rosemary’s Baby (1968)
Hi everyone, here’s the follow-up to my cinematography post focusing on an amazing film that you might have heard of, called Rosemary’s Baby (1968). I wrote this review for the amazing Cinema Parrot Disco‘s IMDb Top 250 Challenge Blogathon series. The series is shaping up to be very successful, with lots of great films being […]
Rosemary’s Baby (1968): “Awful things happen in every apartment house.”
Firmly located within my top 10 films of all time, Rosemary’s Baby (1968) is a film that makes a permanent impression upon the viewer. Rosemary Woodhouse and her husband Guy have just moved in to a beautiful yet creepy apartment building that is rumoured to have been the location for a number of grisly murders […]