Boyhood

Release: Friday, July 18, 2014 (limited) [Theater] I know my refusal to get up out of my seat even after almost three consecutive hours of sitting -- in considerably cramped quarters, I might add -- is pretty weak testament to the fact that Boyhood just may be one of the coolest films this reviewer has had the privilege … Continue reading Boyhood

Alfred Hitchcock Blogathon – The Man Who Knew Too Much (1956) – Digital Shortbread

 

Hey guys, here is my contribution to the joint blogathon run by Zoe of The Sporadic Chronicles of a Beginner Blogger, and Rob of MovieRob. I chose to review a Hitchcock ‘classic,’ The Man Who Knew Too Much. It may not be viewed as his single most successful film, but now that I’ve watched it I’m happy to report it’s one perhaps seriously overlooked gem. I loved it.

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Tom from Digital Shortbread wrote the next review for our Alfred Hitchcock Blogathon.  Here are his thoughts on Hitchcock’s remake of his own 1934 movie with the same title – The Man Who Knew Too Much

Thanks Tom for this review!

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The Man Who Knew Too Much

 

 

 

First I’d like to give a big shout-out to Miss Zoe of the absolutely fantastic Sporadic Chronicles. . . blog and MovieRob for hosting me during their impressive and ambitious Hitchcock blogathon. Seeing as I wanted to take part in something that would force me to learn something new about cinema, man, did I find the perfect event! I will be hesitant to admit this, but I might as well here: this is only the second Hitchcock film I’ve seen. I guess I should also ask, do I really hafta turn my movie critic card (that I just had laminated!!)…

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OCMC: Seymour “Sy” Parrish in One Hour Photo

Here we have one of those roles where Robin Williams simultaneously truly impressed me and deeply concerned me. His ability to detach -- as evidenced by this chilling character, a lonely one-hour-photo developer named Seymour "Sy" Parrish -- seemed like a mere eject button he could push ("get me outta here"), an escape route so desperately needed … Continue reading OCMC: Seymour “Sy” Parrish in One Hour Photo

OCMC: Chris Nielsen in What Dreams May Come

Despite What Dreams May Come possessing a healthy amount of material that tends to bring tears to the eye, here's an ultimately uplifting and sweeping drama that appeals on a more universal level than Bobcat Goldthwait's darkly comic rumination on the nature of the living memorializing those who have passed. For anyone concerned about "what happens after death," this film … Continue reading OCMC: Chris Nielsen in What Dreams May Come