Movie Review: Eye of the Needle – The Downfall of a Top-Spy is Almost Always a Woman

Written by Ken Follett and Stanley MannDirected by Richard Marquand I’d never been a big fan of spy thrillers, but Eye of the Needle is a film I’ve watched a few times over the years and enjoyed quite a bit. This was one of the first “adult” films my parents ever took me to see,Continue reading “Movie Review: Eye of the Needle – The Downfall of a Top-Spy is Almost Always a Woman”

Movie Review: Alfred Hitchcock’s The Birds – Not As Scary As I’d Been Led To Believe

Written by Daphne DuMaurier and Evan HunterDirected by Alfred Hitchcock For quite some time I’d been terrified of this film. All I knew from my parents was that it was hideously scary, and not being a particular fan of horror films (and wanting to avoid nightmares), I’d shied away from it for years. When itContinue reading “Movie Review: Alfred Hitchcock’s The Birds – Not As Scary As I’d Been Led To Believe”

Movie Review: The Manchurian Candidate – You’ll Never Look at a Deck of Cards the Same Way…

Written by Richard Condon and George AxelrodDirected by John Frankenheimer I had never seen the original version of The Manchurian Candidate until just prior to seeing the remake. The two movies are set in entirely different time periods, and although at times it seems like we’re headed down the same path, the original had theContinue reading “Movie Review: The Manchurian Candidate – You’ll Never Look at a Deck of Cards the Same Way…”

The Manchurian Candidate (2004): The Wrong Time for a Thriller About a Presidential Race?

Written by Richard Condon, George Axelrod, Daniel Pyne, and Dean GeorgarisDirected by Jonathan Demme I hadn’t seen the original Manchurian Candidate until a few months prior to seeing the remake. A discussion around one of my Star Trek reviews was what prompted me to rent the original, so that was still fresh in my mindContinue reading “The Manchurian Candidate (2004): The Wrong Time for a Thriller About a Presidential Race?”

Air Force One: Harrison Ford for President!

Written by Andrew W. MarloweDirected by Wolfgang Petersen (Originally written in 2002) Is the era of the Hollywood blockbuster action over? I think that’s a question everyone is asking right now, and the answer isn’t coming any time soon. Before September 11, 2001, movies like Independence Day were considered family fare. Now they come withContinue reading “Air Force One: Harrison Ford for President!”

Move review – The Right Temptation

Written by Larry BrandDirected by Lyndon Chubbock There was a sweet surprise waiting for me in this film. I found myself glued to my seat, knowing that there was more going on than was being revealed, but not quite sure of what twists the plot would take next. Rebecca DeMornay portrays Derian, a former copContinue reading “Move review – The Right Temptation”

Movie Review – Jaws: Why Beach Attendance Went Down in the Summer of ’75

Written by Peter Benchley and Carl GottliebDirected by Steven Spielberg Once upon a time, a man named Peter Benchley wrote a little novel about a seaside town terrorized one summer by a 35-foot great-white shark. A little-known director by the name of Steven Spielberg picked up the script and begged the studio to let himContinue reading “Movie Review – Jaws: Why Beach Attendance Went Down in the Summer of ’75”