Adaptation · Criterion Collection · Drama · Thriller · United States

#135 Rebecca (1940)

#135 Rebecca 1940 // USA // Alfred Hitchcock Criterion Collection (LINK) Rebecca is a collaborative product out of disparities, from its gossipy production history to its dichotomous themes and motifs, there’re compositions between two opposing variants to be evaluated. First and foremost, we have the British newcomer Alfred Hitchcock who had already gained his reputation… Continue reading #135 Rebecca (1940)

Adaptation · Comedy · Criterion Collection · Thriller · United States

#163 Hopscotch (1980)

#163 Hopscotch 1980 // USA // Ronald Neame Criterion Collection (LINK) Hopscotch is the parody of espionage film, the comic essence of the ugly reality of the intelligence agency of the so-called “global police,” and above all a political satire that is as relevant today as it had been forty years ago. Still the most important part… Continue reading #163 Hopscotch (1980)

Adaptation · Criterion Collection · Drama · Thriller · United Kingdom · United States · Violence

#182 Straw Dogs (1971)

#182 Straw Dogs 1971 // USA // Sam Peckinpah Criterion Collection (LINK) How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Acknowledge the Violence Once in a while, a film would emerge and shock me in complete awe with its depiction of ultra-violence and its lack of moral restraint. Sam Peckinpah’s controversial rape-and-home-invasion “horror” film Straw Dogs definitely belongs… Continue reading #182 Straw Dogs (1971)

Adaptation · Criterion Collection · Silent Film · Thriller

#885 The Lodger: A Story of the London Fog (1927)

#885 The Lodger: A Story of the London Fog 1927 // UK // Alfred Hitchcock Criterion Collection (LINK) The Lodger has been a fun and enthralling film to watch but not so much an exploratory film to be reviewed of since almost every scene has been thoroughly analysed by the critics in view of the recurring Hitchcockian elements… Continue reading #885 The Lodger: A Story of the London Fog (1927)