The Babadook and Single Motherhood by Sean Bottai THIS MONTH WE’LL BE THINKING THROUGH SOME OF 2014’S BEST AND/OR MOST SUCCESSFUL HORROR FILMS. WE’LL TRY TO SPOT CONNECTIONS, TENSIONS AND LARGER THEMES, AS WELL AS FIGURE OUT WHY SOME FILMS SUCCEED AND SOME FAIL AT ACHIEVING THEIR GOALS. MOVIES WILL BE DISCUSSED IN TOTAL, SO BEWARE […]Read more "2014 Year in Review: Jennifer Kent’s The Babadook"
Monthly Theme: Classic Thrillers The Film: Psycho Country of origin: U.S.A. Date of U.S. release: September 8, 1960 Studio: Shamley Productions Distributer: Paramount Pictures Domestic Gross: $32 million Budget: $800,000 (estimated) Director: Alfred Hitchcock Producer: Alfred Hitchcock Screenwriter: Joseph Stefano Adaptation? Yes, of the 1959 novel Psycho by Robert Bloch. Cinematographer: John L. Russell Make-Up/FX: […]Read more "Movie Discussion: Alfred Hitchcock’s Psycho (1960)"
Monthly Theme: Families in Peril The Film: The Orphanage Country of origin: Spain Spanish title: El orfanato Date of Spanish release: October 11, 2007 Date of U.S. release: December 28, 2007 Studio: Grupo Rodar, et al. Distributer: Picturehouse (subtitled) Domestic Gross: $7.1 million Budget: $4 million (estimated) Directors: J.A. Bayona Producers: Guillermo del Toro, et […]Read more "Movie Discussion: J.A. Bayona’s The Orphanage [El orfanato] (2007)"