Browsing the "Thriller" Category

Chinatown (1974)

June 20th, 1974 | by Padraic Coffey

Though released in 1974, Chinatown begins with the Paramount logo of old, that instantly recognisable pyramidal mountain, bathed in a


The Friends of Eddie Coyle (1973)

June 26th, 1973 | by Padraic Coffey

The ‘heist-goes-wrong’ subgenre of crime cinema has been perennial favourite of filmmakers, from John Huston’s The Asphalt Jungle and Stanley


The Battle of Algiers (1966)

September 8th, 1966 | by Padraic Coffey

Few political films have been as influential as Gillo Pontecorvo’s The Battle of Algiers. Produced in 1966, remarkably, only four


Vertigo (1958)

May 9th, 1958 | by Padraic Coffey

In 2012, Alfred Hitchock’s Vertigo managed a feat that no other film had accomplished in fifty years; usurping Orson Welles’


12 Angry Men (1957)

April 12th, 1957 | by Padraic Coffey

Many courtroom thrillers fall into the category of ‘whodunit’, stories in which a crime has been committed, the perpetrator of


Rear Window (1954)

September 1st, 1954 | by Padraic Coffey

“You asked for something dramatically different. You got it”, quips a temporarily disabled James Stewart at the beginning of Alfred


Rebecca (1940)

April 12th, 1940 | by Padraic Coffey

Rebecca opens with a tracking shot that glides through a seemingly inanimate iron gate and leads us up the path


Angels with Dirty Faces (1938)

November 24th, 1938 | by Padraic Coffey

Though Howard Hawks’ Scarface and William A. Wellman’s The Public Enemy had both been produced in early 1930s, before the


The Public Enemy (1931)

April 23rd, 1931 | by Padraic Coffey

If John Wayne is the archetypal onscreen cowboy, James Cagney must surely ranks as the archetypal onscreen gangster. Though his



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