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Gavin Schmitt

  1. Fantasia Capsule Review: "78/52" (2017)

    An unprecedented look at the iconic shower scene in Alfred Hitchcock's "Psycho" (1960), the "man behind the curtain", and the screen murder that profoundly changed the course of world cinema.

    While it might seem like quite a feat to devote 90 minutes of coverage to a one-minute segment of a film, this documentary pulls it off. By exploring every possible angle -- the sounds, the editing, the casting -- we see just how much went into getting the notorious shower ...
  2. Review: "Open Windows" (2014)

    A jilted fan (Elijah Wood) soon finds himself pulled into a deadly game of cat-and-mouse after he accepts the opportunity to spy on his favorite actress (Sasha Grey) via his laptop.

    This film has a strong beginning, showcasing a film within a film. In actuality, that film may be even more fun than the movie we end up seeing! What can be said for sure is that Sasha Grey is really blossoming; this role seems appropriate for her, and one might be surprised she was not cast as "herself". ...