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|72 45%||The Fog (1980) - Jun 10, 2019
"Carpenter loaded The Fog with haunting atmosphere and a very unsettling tone. If nothing else it serves as another satisfying horror picture for the famed director. Even if the screenplay is missing a lot of the creativity, and overt weirdness of what he would become known for. "
|92 77%||Godzilla: King of the Monsters (2019) - Jun 10, 2019
"All said and done. This is the Godzilla movie we deserved. From the beginning King of the Monsters is nothing short of old-school Kaiju silliness. Heavy on the monsters and low on the human intrigue. Which is EXACTLY what the fans wanted. Even so. The human drama this time around was in short supply, but still far more compelling than anything from Gareth Edwards 2014 effort. In the end this movie is a blast for any fan of the franchise. "
|46 16%||Glass (2019) - Apr 23, 2019
"Glass is a sad step down for the series. And Shyamalan. For awhile there it seemed like he was in the middle of a comeback. Maybe this one is just a fluke. In the end Glass has some good points. The actors are great. Shyamalan kept some of his more annoying camera habits out of our faces. The ending has some real power. It's just a shame the film spends so much time retreading previous themes with extremely slow, uninteresting, dialogue heavy moments. "
|55 21%||Murder on the Orient Express (2017) - Apr 23, 2019
"This re-adaptation of the classic Christie novel has a little more quirky humor than previous versions. Sir Kenneth Branagh clearly has passion for the work. That being said, the movie plays with tone and pace a little too haphazardly. The incredible actors in place aren't given a whole lot to say or do. By the end the reveals feel less earned and a little colder. "
|96 83%||Murder on the Orient Express (1974) - Apr 23, 2019
"This Agatha Christie adaptation manages to capture the tone of the novel perfectly. The all star cast impresses despite their limited screen time. By the end of the film, the ending which probably anyone watching already knows about, turns out to be just as shocking and emotionally resonant as it has been for decades. "
|98 87%||Rope (1948) - Apr 23, 2019
"Rope's style of a string of single takes across a single apartment could have been nothing more than a gimmick. Though thanks to Hitchcock's attention to detail and unparalleled ability to cause nail-biting tension. Rope works perfectly as a classic and as a timeless and enjoyable thriller. With an ending to spend decades trying to beat. "
|98 87%||Strangers on a Train (1951) - Apr 23, 2019
"Strangers on a Train has a goofy moments. In the end though, it's very easy to look past them with Hitchcock's incredible direction and the slow and complex performances from its leads. The story is risky and shocking at times. Even when view with modern eyes, Strangers still stands as one of the best thrillers ever made. "
|99 89%||Rear Window (1954) - Apr 23, 2019
"Rear Window does suffer a little bit due to its intentional slow pacing. It really benefits from Hitchcock's measured direction and camerawork. Not to mention the incredible apartment complex set design. "
|100 95%||North by Northwest (1959) - Apr 23, 2019
"North by Northwest is basically a Bond film taken completely seriously. Hitchcock managed to craft a slow paced and somehow entirely engrossing adventure out of not much more than a misunderstanding. At first anyway. "
|82 61%||You Only Live Twice (1967) - Apr 23, 2019
"You Only Live Twice is a highly entertaining adventure. It has the same issues with pacing that the previous films had. It also will come off as somewhat racist to modern viewing eyes. With all that in mind, there are some incredible set pieces, a worthy (if underused) villainous performance from Donald Pleasence. "