Alfred Hitchcock

New book find the humor in many of the director's films. Read more

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The acclaim of Vertigo as the top film of the 20th century by the British Film Institute added a new wrinkle to the legacy of Alfred Hitchcock; he’s now recognized as a master filmmaker who delved into the vagaries of human nature. Read more


Richard G. Carter reminisces about his youth and the movies that marked him. Read more

A&E Feature

Steven Spielberg’s historical legacy leaves something to be desired; even his finest films seem too reticent, somewhat lacking the ultimate sense of aesthetic cohesion that completely satisfies. Read more

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Recently released on Blu-ray and DVD: Blue Desert, Under Capricorn, Hamlet, Sid Caesar: The Works. Read more

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The Lady Vanishes and Maze Runner: The Death Cure. Read more

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There has been a strong tradition of film music written by classical composers, and three of the greatest of these were the focus of Frankly Music’s concert last week at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church. Read more

Classical Music

Frankly Music's Nov. 27 performance will feature works from the serious side of well-known Hollywood composers Erich Wolfgang Korngold and Bernard Herrmann. Read more

Classical Music

The award-winning indie psycho-drama Wichita, the ’70s cop movie Brannigan and the 1970 production of Anton Chekhov’s Three Sisters have been released on DVD or Blu-ray. Read more

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In Gauguin: Maker of Myth, canvas after canvas fills the frames of this documentary on one of the great visionaries of modern art, Paul Gauguin. Read more

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Arcade Fire: The Reflektor Tapes With The Reflektor Tapes, director Kahlil Joseph successfully shattered the clichés of band-concert documentaries. The Reflektor Tapes is a collage of images and s,Home Movies / Out On Digital Read more

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By what mercurial process did Alfred Hitchcock, the acknowledged master of suspense, gradually morph into one of the most-revered cinematic auteurs, beloved of critics and moviegoers alike and offering a constant source of inspiration as we... Read more

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To American moviegoers who grew up with black-and-white thrillers from the 1940s-’60s—and those who learned to love them watching vintage film channels on TCM—the names Peter Lorre and Sydney Greenstreet are magic. American audiences probab... Read more

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Many great films have used newspapers in plots and settings. All the President’s Men is one of the best. Read more

Film Reviews


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The Sunset Playhouse spoofs a classic spy story as it stages The 39 Steps with a sharp sense of comedy. Read more


Asthe authors concede on page 1 of Hitchcock Lost & Found: The ForgottenFilms , there has been a lot of hype over the “rediscovery” of missing piecesfrom Alfred Hitchcock’s filmography. Alain Kerzoncuf and Charles Barr complainof “excessive.. Read more

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Alfred Hitchcock must have been a fan of Daphne du Maurier. The director adapted theEnglish storywriter three times for the screen. The first, Jamaica Inn (1939),was forgettable. The other two, Rebecca (1940) and The Birds (1963), aremasterpiec.. Read more

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Opening movie credits were usually an uneventful scroll-down, just names in a listagainst a backdrop, until Saul Bass. With Man with the Golden Arm (1955), Vertigo (1958) and North by Northwest (1959), Bass interjected Modern designinto the cre.. Read more

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 One of my favorite horror films, JacquesTourneur’s Night of the Demon , alwaysreminded me of Alfred Hitchcock—had the master of suspense turned to occultthemes. Little wonder. Turns out the screenplay for Night of the Demon was co.. Read more

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