The Five Lost Hitchcocks

I can't overemphasize the importance to my development as a film aficionado of the re-release of the Five Lost Hitchcocks in 1983. Even though I had been exposed to so many pictures before I was 17, including such great Hitchcock creations as Psycho and Strangers on A Train, these didn't include Rear Window or Vertigo. […]

Entertainment Weekly’s New Classics and the AFI’s new lists

No sooner has the American Film Institute put out another movie ranking (the best 10 movies in 10 genres) than the magazine Entertainment Weekly has published a new list of the top 100 movies of the past 25 years. The book calls them “new classics.” I will write an article soon with my opinions of […]


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