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Brian De Palma – Master Of Suspense

The great Brian De Palma was born on 11 September 1940. He has always been a director that defies convention. He’s an outsider that managed to get into the Hollywood system and subvert it. In the early days his love of the thriller led to him [...]

September 11, 2021

Uncovering Curiosities: Sidney Gilliat’s ENDLESS NIGHT

Sidney Gilliat’s 1972 adaptation of Agatha Christie’s 1967 mystery novel, Endless Night is an intriguing film in how it unveils itself, but it’s not wholly successful in what it attempts to achieve. Almost Hitchockian in tone – in part [...]

September 7, 2021

Remembering The Great Sean Connery

Born Thomas Sean Connery on 25 August 1930 in Edinburgh, Scotland, Connery was a bodybuilder before taking to a career in acting in the 1950s. He started on stage before early roles in films such as On The Fiddle and Darby O’Gill And [...]

August 25, 2021

Notebook Reviews: THE NINTH GATE

Roman Polanski – 1999 Roman Polanski‘s The Ninth Gate is an entertaining (if superficial) horror–thriller. The film sports a great turn from Johnny Depp as a rare book seller who goes in search of a devilish tome. It’s a good [...]

August 9, 2021

Notebook Reviews: A PERFECT MURDER

Andrew Davis – 1998 A Perfect Murder is an enjoyable updating of Alfred Hitchcock‘s classic thriller, Dial M For Murder. Directed by Andrew Davis (The Fugitive), the film sees Michael Douglas in villain mode – and he’s [...]

July 13, 2021

Notebook Reviews: DIAL M FOR MURDER

Alfred Hitchcock – 1954 The great Alfred Hitchcock‘s Dial M For Murder is a superb thriller which features a fantastic role for Ray Milland (Grace Kelly is also wonderful). The whole thing is pure tension, with event after event piled on [...]

January 23, 2021

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