Question of the Week #149

Someone you love deeply is brutally murdered and you know the identity of the murderer, who unfortunately is acquitted of the crime. Would you seek revenge? I have no doubt that there would be a part of me that would want to seek revenge. But I wouldn't be able to. Maybe the murderer deserves a … Continue reading Question of the Week #149

AFI #29 – Double Indemnity

Double Indemnity 1944 Directed by Billy Wilder Netflix says... Smitten insurance man Walter Neff plots the perfect murder with femme fatale client Phyllis Dietrichson: staging her husband's "accidental" death to collect double indemnity on his life insurance and absconding with the loot. It seems my fate to catch up on all the great film noir … Continue reading AFI #29 – Double Indemnity

AFI #42 – Bonnie and Clyde

Bonnie and Clyde 1967 Directed by Arthur Penn Netflix says... Serial bank robbers, sometime lovers and folkloric heroes Bonnie Parker (Faye Dunaway) and Clyde Barrow (Warren Beatty) barrel across Depression-ravaged America on a shooting spree that ends in a deadly rain of bullets and tragedy. Directed by Arthur Penn, this stylish and sexy film shattered … Continue reading AFI #42 – Bonnie and Clyde

AFI #48 – Rear Window

Rear Window 1954 Directed by Alfred Hitchcock Netflix says... As his broken leg heals, wheelchair-bound L.B. Jefferies (James Stewart) becomes absorbed with the parade of life outside his window and soon fixates on a mysterious man whose behavior has Jefferies convinced a murder has taken place. Meanwhile, other windows reveal the daily lives of a … Continue reading AFI #48 – Rear Window

AFI #74: The Silence of the Lambs

The Silence of the Lambs 1991 Directed by Jonathan Demme Netflix says... In this pulse-pounding adaptation of Thomas Harris's novel, FBI trainee Clarice Starling (Jodie Foster) ventures into a maximum security asylum to pick the diseased brain of Hannibal Lecter (Anthony Hopkins), a psychiatrist turned homicidal cannibal. Starling needs clues to help her capture a … Continue reading AFI #74: The Silence of the Lambs

AFI 75: In the Heat of the Night

In the Heat of the Night 1967 Directed by Norman Jewison Netflix says... Philadelphia detective Virgil Tibbs (Sidney Poitier) helps a redneck Southern sheriff (Rod Steiger) solve a murder in this fascinating study in racism that still strikes a resonant chord today. Steiger won a Best Actor Oscar for his performance as the put-upon sheriff … Continue reading AFI 75: In the Heat of the Night

Question of the Week #26

Would you be willing to murder an innocent person if it would end hunger in the world? You know, there's that old Vulcan saying, "The needs of the many outweigh the needs of the few, or the one." Logic sort of dictates that I should be willing to trade one life to save the millions … Continue reading Question of the Week #26