VISIT ISSUE 11 It is time to revisit Psycho. Alfred Hitchcock is quite possibly the most highly recognizable director of all time. His name alone has become a widely used adjective… Hitchcockian. Even those who are only mildly interested in film can rattle off at least a few of Hitchcock’s works. But what makes Psycho […]
There are few films that are as equally light as they are dark. It is a style that has been replicated many times and some would say perhaps even mastered by directors like Wes Anderson, but in 1967 mainstream cinema had never seen a film like The Graduate.
When Carol Reed’s The Third Man was released in 1949 it was met with mixed reactions internationally. Critically and commercially, it was a hit in the United Kingdom. In Austria, where the film is set, most critics were underwhelmed. Across the Atlantic in America, after initial dismissive reviews, it was reconsidered in light of its […]
Kiss Me Deadly Robert Aldrich 1955 by Steven Scheloske VISIT ISSUE 8 Robert Aldrich’s 1955 film noir masterpiece, “Kiss Me Deadly” is one of the most influential films of its genre despite its flaws and shortcomings. It is a B movie, it is sleazy, sexy, seductive and at times silly. On the surface it seems […]
The list of reasons why this film is great is many, but the most important is the director, co-producer, and co-screenwriter Billy Wilder. Billy Wilder had an incredible eye for detail, subtlety, comedy, and sincerity. Under his watchful eye the film, despite its controversy, was nominated for 10 Academy Awards and won 5. His direction […]