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A solid example of past cinema being somehow prophetic about the present.

Bad Day at Black Rock is a film that has you thinking one thing and then immediately showing you that it’s not. Opening with an almost stirring sort of fanfare after the MGM logo and quickly informing you…


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Now that Seinfeld has a new streaming home on Netflix, I take a look at some of my favorite episodes of one of the biggest sitcoms of the 1990s.

I love to laugh. Like many people do. However, I never could have imagined that the concepts behind a series like…


About Me — Eric Jones

Greetings Everyone! My name is Eric Jones and I am a writer here on Film Cut. I was born and raised in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. I have a Bachelor of Arts in Communication from La Salle University in Philadelphia. …


With the release of NO TIME TO DIE, what are some of my favorites of the long-running series?

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Bond. James Bond. Since 1962, the gentleman spy has thrilled and entertained movie audiences crossing generational lines in the process. …


The return of the erotic thriller?

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The Voyeurs reminded me of the 1990s. A decade where it seemed the erotic thriller was a dominant genre or at least one with some prominence. Films such as Basic Instinct, Body of Evidence, Jade, Color of Night, Poison Ivy, and Sliver all played…


MURDER is Alfred Hitchcock’s 3rd sound film. Adapted from a play by Clemence Dane and Helen Simpson titled, “Enter Sir John,” MURDER is a whodunnit thriller about a woman accused of killing another woman.

MURDER takes place in the world of theater. So Hitchcock manages to take the theatrical and…


Before a galaxy far, far away, George Lucas transported us to the memories of his teen years.

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The film before George Lucas went to the stars, is honestly just as experimental as his first film THX 1138. American Graffiti contains multiple narratives which in his commentary Lucas states was a…


We’re back with another episode of television directed by Alfred Hitchcock. Last time we took a look at the very first episode of the series, a gripping tale called “Revenge.” You can check out that piece to get an understanding of the Hitchcock formula’s first opportunity on the small screen…


The Furies is an outstanding piece of under appreciated western cinema. A film combining the essence of western, melodrama and noir, it’s an Oedipal story of family issues anchored by one of Barbara Stanwyck’s greatest performances. Upon seeing the Paramount logo and hearing a stirring piece of music by Franz…


The most obvious thing about watching Lady Snowblood is if you’ve seen Quentin Tarantino’s Kill Bill and are watching this for the first time, you will clearly where he gained a significant inspiration for his two-part film. He even utilized the song “Shura no hana” (“The Flower of Carnage”). …

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