Jaws (1975)

March 15, 2010

He ate the light.
The movie that launched the concept of the “Summer Blockbuster”, and as a result is directly responsible for a) Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen and b) Michael Bay.
Martin Brody (Roy Scheider) is Chief Of Police of Amity, a holiday island strikingly reminiscent of Martha’s vineyard, who’s called out [...]

North by Northwest (1959)

February 12, 2010

Not that I mind a slight case of abduction now and then
Alfred Hitchcock in “thriller” mode, though, really, “Spy Caper” is closer to the mark than thriller, as we never /really/ believe that Cary Grant is in danger. The dialogue’s slick, when you can pay attention to it (see the “Woodyard” footnote), [...]