There are numerous visual nods to the Master of Suspense and once you start watching for them, they seem to be everywhere, which only adds to the unsettling nature of the movie.
GIVEAWAY: Criterion Blu-Ray of Hitchcock’s Notorious (1946)
In celebration of Spooktober, I’m giving away one copy of the Criterion Blu-ray of Alfred Hitchcock’s Notorious (1946), an underrated title in Hitchcock’s library. Starring Cary Grant, Ingrid Bergman and Claude Rains, it is a masterwork in quiet tension.
A heightened sense of fear
My latest for DVD Netflix focuses on Alfred Hitchcock’s output during the 1940s, a decade fraught by global war. It was a time laced with suspicion, doubt, daring, and misplaced trust. He knew what plagued an audience’s psyche. These stomach-knotting thrillers use the paranoia and instability of World War II to his advantage.
Making a Murderous Film
When Alfred Hitchcock was searching for his next film idea, he came across the book She Who Was No More by Pierre Boileau and Thomas Narcejac. He inquired about the rights and found someone had beat him to it. It was already being adapted for the big screen by Henri-Georges Clouzot. It would become the intense…
REVIEW: MR HOLMES (2015)
It’s 1947 and Holmes has long ago retired to his bees in Devon, with little to entertain his inquisitive mind. When the world’s greatest mind comes to realize he is losing his memory, he becomes desperate for a cure.