Tag Archives: Thriller

Under the Shadow (2016)

“They’ll always know how to find you.” I felt pretty ambivalent about Under the Shadow, a recent addition to the 1001 List that I don’t expect will remain there for very long. The movie has had great acclaim among those who … Continue reading

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The Conversation (1974)

“I’m not afraid of death, but I am afraid of murder.” Thrillers today are too focused on story, I think as I watch The Conversation, Coppola’s entrancing mystery-thriller about a paranoid man who listens to other people’s conversations for a living. There’s … Continue reading

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Suspiria (1977)

“Bad luck isn’t brought by broken mirrors, but by broken minds.” I’ve begun a new policy when watching movies: no trailers (to the best of my ability), and no Rotten Tomatoes. So far, it’s been great. I felt something I … Continue reading

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Fatal Attraction (1987)

“You play fair with me, I’ll play fair with you.” In a sensational milestone of the 80s thriller genre, Adrian Lyne solidified his reputation by combining two of cinema’s most eye-popping topics: sex and crazy. Fatal Attraction is not only an entertaining … Continue reading

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Eyes Without A Face (1960)

“My face frightens me. My mask frightens me even more.” The uncanny valley is a powerful tool, one that I wouldn’t mind seeing explored a bit more in the horror genre. For me, the most unsettling figures have never been … Continue reading

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The Sixth Sense (1999)

“I don’t wanna be scared anymore.” In celebration of M. Night Shyamalan pumping out a watchable movie this year, I found it fitting to revisit his most acclaimed work, The Sixth Sense. Perhaps the finest achievement of both Shyamalan, Bruce Willis, and … Continue reading

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Jaws (1975)

“You’re gonna need a bigger boat.” Often credited as the first summer blockbuster, Jaws was a phenomenon of filmmaking and the first acclaimed hit from iconic director Steven Spielberg (who I’m certain must be the most represented director on the AFI 100). It’s a … Continue reading

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