Psycho-Iconic Review

If you are like me, you have heard about Psycho for your entire life. It came out just over 50 years ago, and is undoubtedly one of cinema’s most famous films. It is definitely the most known film from horror-legend Alfred Hitchcock, and is often seen as the epitome of his work. Yet, despite all of this I don’t know many people who have seen … Continue reading Psycho-Iconic Review

Planet of the Apes (1967)-Iconic Review

I have to be honest, I never thought I would like this movie. Growing up, I had seen several clips from it, and though it looked interesting, it looked really out dated. The make-up looked cheesy, the plot looked typical, and the “twist” ending looked basic and boring. Then, I realized that the 2001 version wan’t the first, and I actually watched the good one. All … Continue reading Planet of the Apes (1967)-Iconic Review

The Graduate- Iconic Review

The Graduate is the iconic film that gave us the famous line “Mrs. Robinson, you’re trying to seduce me aren’t you?” It is hailed as one of the all-time great romances and was the first to use the interrupted wedding plot device. This film is somehow both enjoyable and off-putting. The main character, Ben Braddock, is delightfully quirky. However, he is not Robin Williams quirky, … Continue reading The Graduate- Iconic Review

Butch Cassidy and The Sundance Kid- Iconic Review

Another film relatively unknown to the mass public, but extremely iconic in the cinema world. Butch Cassidy and The Sundance Kid follows the adventures of the two infamous outlaws. The pair are being hunted by a team of lawmen and do anything they can to escape. Talk about a film that is carried by its characters. It came out in 1969, and had an all … Continue reading Butch Cassidy and The Sundance Kid- Iconic Review

Shawshank Redemption- Iconic Review

I’m going to be honest, before I finally watched Shawshank I thought it was severely overhyped. Someone once said that the worst thing that ever happened to Citizen Kane was it was named the best film ever. If that’s true, then the Shawshank sould doubtlessly be hurt by its own pedigree right? No. Shawshank is good, and it deserves every bit of praise it gets. … Continue reading Shawshank Redemption- Iconic Review

Dr. Strangelove (Or How I Learned To Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb)

Perhaps one of the best dark comedies of all time, this 1967 classic often goes overlooked by film goers.  The late Stanley Kubrick is behind the camera, adding his special skill to one of his only comedies. It is in traditional black and white (by choice) and follows the hilariously inept American government through an atomic crisis. It stars Peter Sellers in the titular roles of … Continue reading Dr. Strangelove (Or How I Learned To Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb)