The horror of losing sanity is undeniably a fascinating yet unsettling concept for two reasons: it brings to mind the stories of Edgar Allan Poe and it speaks to the fragility of the mind, the latter being that which Jessica..
An investigation is like a puzzle. It requires a methodical approach as well as seeing the bigger picture, two qualities that Kurosawa stresses, as he is not only attentive to the mystery surrounding the murders but also to the unreliability..
The idea of a birthday being unlike any other is intriguing in that it opens the door to the unknown; and as such, the emphasis on details such as turning nineteen and celebrating at the exact time of birth have..
There is an abstractness to concepts such as being, knowing, time, and space; an abstractness that I find intriguing in that concrete things are clearly defined and the things that aren't aren't. Both are on opposite ends of the spectrum,..
Whether all hell is breaking loose or imagination is manifesting itself, the notion of reality becoming fantasy is an intriguing one, a notion that Carpenter doesn't fail to realize, nor does he stray from it. He simply runs with it..
Sometimes the words on a page are so evocative that they bring to mind images that are so striking that they could only come from dreams. This is a distinguishing characteristic of Next of Kin, a film which can be..
Looking to sell your grandfather's mansion and make a quick buck, are ya? Well, if you manage to attract minimal attention, chances are the inspectors won't notice anything out of the ordinary -- that is, unless there isn't an unknown..
Sometimes a mystery is as turbulent as a whirlwind. It brings about twists and turns which do not favor the one who is unwilling to leave it unsolved, almost as though there is an awareness of the efforts which are..
Impressionable young minds, bizarre experiments, and an administration with questionable motives. Sounds like high school at its worst, doesn't it? Well, at least maintaining high marks and having a clean nose are effective ways of curbing teen angst. After all,..
Fashion models, brutal murders, exquisite colors, elaborate set pieces, and a rhythmic score. These are the elements that are brought to life in what is a stunner of a giallo, and so the viewing experience is nothing short of engrossing...