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  • Psycho



    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    The master of suspense plays with our expectations time and again, mercilessly killing off his leading lady (Janet Leigh) in the first third of the movie, and introducing plot elements like the money that amount to nothing more than red herrings. The entire plot is a network of setups and visual suggestions meant to keep the audience unnerved until the curtain falls. And the seamless manner in which these subversive images undermine the story and suck it into the background…

  • The Birds

    The Birds


    As Alfred Hitchcock once said “ I find the easiest way to worry people is to turn tables on them. Make the most innocent member of the cast a murderer; make the next door neighbor a dangerous spy. Keep your characters stepping out of character and into other fellow’s boots. “  Suspense often relies on the viewer knowing more than the movie’s characters and watching them helplessly as they blindly step into the deadliest of situations. 

    The Birds is one…

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