More from the Stargate vault…
Icarus Base – Stargate: Universe “Air Part 1”
Grizz Salzi, Andy Mikita, Mark Savela, Ryan Purcell, and Shannon Gurney reviewing the action – Stargate: Universe “Air Part 1”
Director Andy Mikita calling the shots on Stargate: Universe – “Air Part 1”.
The Crime Club convenes to discuss Marathon Man.
Aside from the ludicrous road rage incident that opens this movie (That “climactic explosion”? Oooh), Marathon Man holds up surprisingly well some 44 years after its initial release. Although a little confusing in the early goings it isn’t long before the suspense ramps up in intensity. The home invasion sequence is harrowing, from the uneasy moments when Babe, lying his bathtub, hears a noise in the other room to the terrifying moments of him locked in his bathroom while the intruders attempts to break down the door. But it’s the iconic “Is it safe?” dentistry scenes that had me squirming.
Hoffman and Olivier are at the top of their game here and their final showdown at film’s end is an unforgettable payoff to Babe and Szell’s protected game of cat and mouse. I winced every time a handful of diamonds hit the floor, scattering and slipping through the grate.
An undeniable classic of the thriller genre.
What did you think?
Tomorrow’s Crime Club selection is something a little more contemporary, the 2017 thriller Berlin Syndrome.