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  • The Wrong Man

    ★★★★

  • The Man Who Knew Too Much

    ★★★★

  • The Trouble with Harry

    ★★★

  • To Catch a Thief

    ★★★★★

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  • Strangers on a Train

    Strangers on a Train

    ★★★★★

    “Strangers on a Train” ranks amongst Alfred Hitchcock’s greatest love stories. 

    Whether this love is between a man and a murderer or a man and murder, is a delineation that has the answerability of the film’s key debate on nature versus nurture in the making of a soul. 

    “Strangers,” deliberately crafted by Hitchcock with a homoerotic subtext between its lead characters of Guy (Farley Granger) and Bruno (Robert Walker), plays out in a duel over how men’s proclivities come to…

  • Rope

    Rope

    ★★★★★

    In Alfred Hitchcock’s “Rope,” every clue is diegetic and waiting to be discovered. 

    The film, staged in a theatrical single setting and comprised of just ten cuts; most of them hidden, is Hitchcock’s magnum opus of blocking. Through precise staging of actors in a physical environment, the director puts the audience in the place of both detective and witness; knowing from the outset what happened (murder), but with the task of deciphering nuance of space and movement to figure out…

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  • The Wrong Man

    The Wrong Man

    ★★★★

    Institutions eat men and minds whole in Alfred Hitchcock’s “The Wrong Man.” 

    It’s an appetite fed by allegation, which sees Henry Fonda cast as the real life figure of Christopher Emmanuel Balestrero, a New York musician falsely accused of robbery. 

    Hitchcock’s third try at the courtroom thriller after “Easy Virtue” and “The Paradine Case,” experience at last allows him to approach the genre with his full capacity of his skill and artistic liberty. “Wrong” lacks the ocular camera movements of…

  • The Man Who Knew Too Much

    The Man Who Knew Too Much

    ★★★★

    Middle America is yanked into the middle of global intrigue in Alfred Hitchcock’s “The Man Who Knew Too Much.” 

    “Too Much” is the most notable of several instances of Hitchcock remaking his own early work. It’s also the only remake to retain the original’s title. The film takes its time playing out the child abduction plot more than its 1934 predecessor, but earns its right to patience from a director who is now thoroughly in command of his craft. 

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  • Luca

    Luca

    ★★★★½

    Disney, its time to come out of the closet. 

    I understand you are worried about how your family; Russia and China, will perceive you. It’s totally fair that you are concerned about them cutting you off. 

    But you have friends that will support you. 

    Friends, that, you have led along for years now. Most especially since “Frozen.” Friends who believe that you have intentions to live your truest self. 

    I have to say; someone in your position coming out would…

  • Spencer

    Spencer

    ★★★★★

    “Spencer” is less a portrait, than it is a fractured image of self-reflection split between its subject and its painter. 

    That painter, being Kristen Stewart, who does the commendable work of being the rare actor in a biopic to - not - sink totally and utterly into her role. And the film, and her performance, are all the more remarkable for that. 

    Rather than lose every bit of herself in Diana, Stewart instead merges physical and psychological aspects of herself…