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REVIEW: A Masterpiece Ending Could Not Alleviate the Plague of Boredom Brought on by The Third Man

Posted by Zach Davis on Wednesday, August 29, 2012, In : 0.09% Cocktails 
The Third Man
Zach Davis

Directed by: Carol Reed

Starring: Joseph Cotten, Alida Valli, Orson Welles, Trevor Howard, Bernard Lee

I have never before been so bored by a movie, then in an instant, thrown to the edge of my seat—an experience I’ll relate to a rollercoaster.  Unfortunately for The Third Man most of the movie isn't even on the rollercoaster.  It's standing in line waiting to get on the ride.  As dazzling a finale as it employs, it’s just too boring to even think of sitting through...
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REVIEW: Saboteur is Not Hitchcock’s A-Game

Posted by Zach Davis on Tuesday, February 7, 2012, In : 0.09% Cocktails 
Zach Davis

Directed by: Alfred Hitchcock

Starring: Robert Cummings, Pricilla Lane, Otto Kruger, and Norman Lloyd

Saboteur is a down note in the career of one of Hollywood’s greatest directors—the legendary Alfred Hitchcock.  Offering little in content and spectacle, Saboteur ends up just being one big stinker of a movie.  This film was shot between two other Hitchcock classics, Suspicion and Shadow of a Doubt.  This might explain why his focus just wasn’t there on this project.

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