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Alfred Hitchcock


by The Staff August 27, 2015


  There was a pretty terrible movie called Hitchcock released a couple of years ago. It was a petty and not particularly insightful portrait of director Alfred Hitchcock at the time he was taking the biggest ...

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Great Rides! Film Festival

by The Staff July 23, 2015


  Every summer, PS 21 in Chatham hosts a wide-ranging film series, screening everything from gritty indie documentaries to glossy Hollywood musicals. That’s true this summer, too, but this week they’re having a festival within a ...


Hitchcock Week at the Madison

by The Staff April 10, 2014


  The Master of Suspense holds court at Albany’s Madison Theater this week with four terrific films: Dial “M” for Murder, Rear Window, North by Northwest and The Birds. To sum up, respectively: a murderous husband ...


by The Staff January 2, 2014


  If you haven’t heard yet, Bow Tie’s Criterion Cinema 11 & BTX in Saratoga Springs has two film revival series going. There’s a late night (11 PM) special on Fridays and Saturdays; this weekend (Jan. ...

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Best Blu-ray/DVD 2013: Shawn Stone

by Shawn Stone December 24, 2013


1. The Big Parade A stunning presentation of King Vidor’s World War I epic. (Warner Home Video) 2. The Man Who Knew Too Much In one of the Blu-ray/DVD extras, Guillermo del Toro persuasively argues that this is ...

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The Birds

by The Staff October 25, 2013


  Whenever the opportunity arises to see an Alfred Hitchcock film on the big screen on glorious 35MM film, avail yourself of it. We direct your attention to Albany’s Palace Theatre, where, in a pre-Halloween treat ...

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Rear Window

by The Staff October 25, 2013


  Which of Alfred Hitchcock’s films do you think is the best? The British Film Institute’s international critics’ poll chose Vertigo as the greatest film of all time, period, but Psycho, The Birds and North By ...

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Becoming Hitch

by Shawn Stone March 20, 2013


  Even more than Olive Films’ extraordinary edition of John Ford’s The Quiet Man, this Criterion Collection restoration of Alfred Hitchcock’s original version of The Man Who Knew Too Much is my favorite Blu-ray so far ...

The 39 Steps

by The Staff February 6, 2013

  Based on a novel by John Buchan, Alfred Hitchcock’s film The 39 Steps took the spy novel and turned it on its ear with a pleasing combination of show-stopping set pieces (including a fleeing couple ...

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Centennial Summer

by Shawn Stone May 30, 2012


  Hollywood is old. Two of the earliest surviving studios, Paramount and Universal, turn 100 this year. Universal Home Video is promoting its parent’s centennial with film restorations and ballyhoo. The ballyhoo takes the form of wrapping ...

Wrong Window!

by The Staff May 24, 2012


If you love mysteries so much that you enjoy a good parody of the genre, then Billy van Zandt and Jane Milmore’s Wrong Window! is the play for you. Curtain Call Theatre will present this ...

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