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Halloween Movie Favorites: PSYCHO

In 1960, Alfred Hitchcock made us all afraid to shower.  Over half a century later, movies and movie audiences have changed.  CGI (computer-generated imagery) monopolizes most blockbuster films of today (even comedies).  No matter what type of movie you pay an excessive price to see, you usually end up watching more of what the “computer” […]

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In Memory of Curtis Hanson: 1945-2016

Starting out in Hollywood as a writer, Curtis Hanson had some minor successes with his screenplays and eventually with the movies he directed.  But, it wasn’t until 1992’s sleeper hit, The Hand that Rocks the Cradle, that he became a director with his pick of projects.  In 1997, he picked a life changing project with […]

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Movie Review: Hitchcock/Truffaut

In late October, I ventured down to the Chicago International Film Festival to see a screening of the documentary Hitchcock/Truffaut.  Anyone who knows anything about me knows that even if anything is remotely suggestive of Alfred Hitchcock, I’m there.  So, of course, when I saw that an entire documentary about the Master of Suspense and […]

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The Girl on the Train Read-a-Likes

Waiting for your copy of The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins to come in?  Fret no more!  Here are some similar titles for your to read while waiting… Before I Go to Sleep by S.J. Watson Close My Eyes by Sophie McKenzie Don’t Try to Find Me by Holly Brown Elizabeth is Missing […]

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