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anthony-maulucci's picture
Nov.20.2012
The shower scene in Hitchcock's film Psycho is reputed to be a landmark in the history of popular cinema. Whether for good or bad is debatable, but in my view it changed movie-making for the worse. The scene is too explicit, and I don't enjoy watching a defenseless, terrified woman getting...
manny-pacheco's picture
Nov.08.2012
Theatre-going audiences in the Pacific Northwest will have the unique opportunity to enjoy a masterfully planned double bill on November 14th. Part of the year-round Seattle Intertnational Film Festival (SIFF) program, virtually join the Master of Suspense, and his seminal...
manny-pacheco's picture
Oct.22.2012
The American Film Institute (AFI) announced HITCHCOCK,  starring Anthony Hopkins as Alfred Hitchcock, Helen Mirren as his wife Alma, Scarlett Johansson as Janet Leigh, Jessica Biel as Vera Miles, and James D’Arcy as Anthony Perkins, will have its world premiere on Thursday, November 1st....
andrew-q-lam's picture
Oct.10.2012
  Anthropologists and linguists no doubt are having a field day trying to chronicle and dissect how, in the early autumn of 2012, "Gangnam Style" became an American idiomatic expression. It stands for something along the lines of a brash, flamboyant way of doing things, clownishness, or an act...
manny-pacheco's picture
Aug.01.2012
With the 2012 Summer Olympics chugging along in London, the British Film Institute has made their choices for the greatest films of all time. These selections are compiled and updated every decade, and printed in their official magazine, Sight and Sound. There were 846 critics,...
robert-earle's picture
Nov.29.2010
Point Omega is a term that refers to the condition of maximum organized complexity, and Don Delillo's short book--it's not a novel, though it's sold that way for $24.00--pursues Point Omega by means of a meditative, brooding quasi-narrative wherein consciousness belongs either in a room where...
heywood-gould's picture
Jan.01.2010
 I STEAL A MATCHBOOK FROM MARILYN MONROE PART FOUR I GIVE MARILYN THEGRAND TOUR  I have a guilty secret: I'm not attracted to Marilyn Monroe. I'm a serial self-abuser when it comes to her earthy imitators--Mamie Van Doren and Jayne Mansfield. I can sit through seven cartoons, a newsreel and a...
delia-cabe's picture
Feb.01.2009
Bath time marked the start of the evening during my summer  with my aunt and uncle. In Puerto Rico, most people shower before dinner. (I’ve always thought that savvy burglars could take this opportunity to slip in and out of houses all over the island, while everyone was showering.) You’d wash off...
alan-black's picture
Apr.28.2008
Steve was a fucking psycho. A mild man in speech, a face that read like a low intelligence quotient, bundled up in some form of deep sadness likely delivered in a penetrative way, back when he was a child in rural West Virginia. Capitalism dealt him out a job as a low paid security guard, one that...