1970s, 4/4, Andrei Tarkovsky, Review, Science Fiction

Stalker

There's something about science fiction that really tries to mess with the audience's head that I really appreciate. These are stories that really try to create something different, something removed from our own experiences, that challenge some basic concept of perception. Part of doing that, I long ago figured, was tying these kinds of perception… Continue reading Stalker

1970s, 2.5/4, John Carpenter, Review, Thriller

Someone’s Watching Me!

#16 in my ranking of John Carpenter's films. Made before Halloween but premiering on television a month afterwards, Someone's Watching Me is John Carpenter's tribute to Alfred Hitchcock. It seems like most directors born between the 40s and the 60s felt like Hitchcock's influence was so important to them that they all wanted to replicate… Continue reading Someone’s Watching Me!