What Hitchcock Got Wrong With “Marnie”

Recently, while researching another article, I came across this quote from filmmaker Anna Biller as she discussed films of the 1960’s and the men who made them. Of these she said: “those films were made for men’s pleasure. They didn’t include women as a viewer or spectator, whereas a movie like Marnie does” (Patterson 1).… Continue reading What Hitchcock Got Wrong With “Marnie”

History and its “Hidden Figures”

Hidden Figures is a film dealing with the accomplishments of intelligent women of color and their work with the early days of NASA during a critical era during the struggle for Civil Rights. The title itself has two meanings: one is a reference to the math necessary to successfully launch a manned satellite, the other… Continue reading History and its “Hidden Figures”

Blandly “Taking Lives”

Taking Lives is a 2004 thriller from director D.J. Caruso starring Angelina Jolie and Ethan Hawke, loosely based on the 1999 novel of the same name by Michael Pye.  The reason I opted to watch this recently is because a friend of mine said “Hey, I watched this movie Taking Lives the other day and… Continue reading Blandly “Taking Lives”

Occurrence at the “Carnival of Souls”

Carnival of Souls is a 1962 low budget horror film that, over time, developed a cult following.  Its creepy visuals and dreamlike story have continued to give this film’s viewers an unforgettable experience.  While Carnival of Souls did influence the works of directors George A. Romero and David Lynch, it is important to look at… Continue reading Occurrence at the “Carnival of Souls”