Movie Number- 74
Title– Psycho (1960)
Branden’s Rating– 7 out of 10
Bridgette’s Rating– 6 out of 10
Average Rating– 6.5
Netflix Rating– 4 Stars
Comments– I find incredible, for some reason, to think that this movie is now 50 years old. Even more incredible, perhaps, is the fact that I hadn’t watched it until about two hours ago. I appreciate the movie for what it is, but I will admit that I wish it moved just a bit faster. Bridgette seemed bored throughout the whole film. I asked her how she thought the infamous shower scene was, and she really disliked it. She said it “looked fake”, which I then tried to explain to her that in the 1960’s, it was a very popular scene, and remains one of the most memorable scenes in horror cinema history. That didn’t matter: she wasn’t a fan. I love Hitchcock’s filming techniques in general. The man was able to get some extremely effective angles. For example, the second murder in the film which you get to see from a bird’s eye view is stellar and creepy. Though the movie was obviously not made recently, and dragged a bit, I can still appreciate and respect the excellent work by Anthony Perkins and Alfred Hitchcock in this absolute classic. We want to see the sequels next. Good-Memorable.
Branden has been a film fan since he was young, roaming the halls of Blockbuster Video, trying to find the grossest, scariest looking VHS covers to rent and watch alone in the basement. It wasn’t until recently, though, that Branden started seeking out the classics of cinema, and began to develop his true passion for the art form. Branden approaches each film with the unique perspective of having studied the art from the inside, having both a bachelor’s and master’s degree in acting. He has been a film critic since 2010, and has previously written for Inside Pulse Movies, We Love Cult, and Diehard Gamefan. His biggest achievement as a film critic, to date, has been founding Cinefessions and turning it from a personal blog to a true film website, housing hundreds of film and television reviews, and dozens of podcasts.