Hitchcock turns the mundane into a terror with The Birds, treating the animals like a force protecting old morals.
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Psycho breaks with perceived norms circa the early 1960s, lashing out against a more open culture emerging from Puritan values.
Vertigo belies its '50s era origin through a devious story of lust, obsession, and desperation, leading to an engrossing thriller.
Rear Window's relentless paranoia captures post-war America in a confined, tension-driven space.
A masterpiece of screen romance and intellectual satire, Hitchcock's To Catch a Thief is a marvelous example of screen foreplay.
A decent Australian thriller starring Stacy Keach and Jamie Lee Curtis, Road Games relies more on twists and suspense than lurid action.
Hitchcock is as much a story about Alma and her influence on the director's movies, than it is about Alfred Hitchcock himself.
It's that rare film where “perfect” can be stated with absolute certainty.
“So horribly sad. How is it I feel like laughing?”
High Anxiety does not have its own identity, which is the likely source of its misguided tone.