Alfred Hitchcock’s personal favorite of his films celebrates its 80th anniversary this month - a gem of film noir that gets at one of the harsh realities of adulthood: learning that members of your family often aren’t who you thought they were.
Director Bianca Stigter turns three minutes of home movie footage into a powerful feature documentary about a community soon to be murdered in the Holocaust, and an essayistic meditation on the moving image - one of 2022's best films.
Critics like Pauline Kael and Roger Ebert did not appreciate what Mel Brooks was up to in his 1977 Hitchcock spoof. It's now streaming on HBO Max, so let's take another look at this under-appreciated gem.
In Mr. Warmth: The Don Rickles Project (2007), Robert De Niro declares: “Don Rickles is a good actor.” Such a claim on its face should not raise an eyebrow. After all, Rickles’ comic persona, a self-described style of “exaggeration,” is a genius act in every sense of the...