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I CONFESS, 1953 Classic Movie Review Directed by Alfred Hitchcock Starring Montgomery Cliff, Anne Baxter, Karl Malden Review by Steve Painter SYNOPSIS: Refusing to give into police investigators’ questions of suspicion, due to the seal of confession, a priest becomes the prime suspect in a murder. Alfred Hitchcock was notorious for loathing actors. He once… Continue reading I Confess (1953) Directed by Alfred Hitchcock
The film starts out with two Allied PoWs burying a dead comrade, one of the men being U.S. Navy Commander Shears (William Holden), who, upon finishing up the burial service bribes a Japanese guard to put him and the other prisoner on the sick list to avoid more labor. It is about this time when they hear the whistling of the British tone “Colonel Bogey March” by a battalion led by Colonel Nicholson (Alec Guinness), Shears blows it off thinking it is just more men he is going to have to bury in the near future.
Deadline Thriller/Suspense Film and Writing Festival https://thrillersuspensefestival.com/ BATTLE ROYALE, 2000 Movie Reviews Directed by Kinji Fukasaku Starring: Tatsuya Fujiwara, Aki Maeda, Tarô Yamamoto, Chiaki Kuriyama, Sosuke Takaoka Review by Keith Huckfield SYNOPSIS: In the future, the Japanese government captures a class of ninth-grade students and forces them to kill each other under the revolutionary “Battle… Continue reading Movie Review: BATTLE ROYALE, 2000
What causes people to be scared of the unknown? Most often, it is that which can’t be seen that is the most terrifying. The imagination, it seems, is capable of conjuring images that are far worse than anything real could ever be. The best horror films are the ones that capitalize on the reactions people have to the things that are beyond their scope, be it something from another world, or, as in the case of Jaws, something that lies just below the ocean’s surface.