Many of Alfred Hitchcock's movies, from 'Psycho' to 'Vertigo' to 'Rear Window,' are about voyeurism, so the idea of peering into Hitchcock's own previously hidden private life does make a certain amount of sense. But if 'Hitchcock' resonates with some of the Master of Suspense's ideas, it's never faithful to his spirit. Hitch would never have put his name on a film so full of lame pop psychology and so bereft of excitement, tension and humor. Which is a shame, since the title of this movie is his name.
In the grand tradition of Hollywood there are dueling Alfred Hitchcock projects in the works -- 'The Girl,' an HBO original feature starring Toby Jones as the master of horror, and 'Hitchcock,' starring Anthony Hopkins with the giant double-chin. We've got the first official 'Hitchcock' trailer and we're pleasantly surprised to discover this is Helen Mirren's movie.
“Good evening.” Fox Searchlight has decided to give Sacha Gervasi’s ‘Hitchcock,’ with Sir Anthony Hopkins playing the ‘Psycho’ director, a November release date. That’s a bit of a shock, given the fact that the busy Thanksgiving weekend seemed to be set with Ang Li’s ‘Life of Pi,’ David O. Russell’s ‘The Silver Linings Playbook’ and the animated ‘Rise of the Guardians.’ But now we’re tasked with figuring out if Searchlight has an Oscar player up its sleeve.
The integer 360 represents the number of degrees in a perfect circle, but it also marks the amount of times you'll turn to the person next to you and say "oh, you've got to be kidding me!" as you watch Fernando Merielles' film of the same name.
This latest entry into the "we're all connected" subgenre fails on its most basic level - only a handful of the characters actually are connected and even fewer of them experience any change at the conclusion of the film. Merielles' motive may have been to show how our actions effect the world around us, but his methods are to film a whole bunch of micro scenes with as many actors as possible and hope that something he slaps against the screen sticks.
Alfred Hitchcock had such a recognizable side profile that the Master of Suspense’s facial sketch became the universal logo for his television series and later movies. When we learned Sir Anthony Hopkins would play Hitchcock in a pending biography, we had little doubt he could inhabit the director’s mannerisms, but we were curious how he’d mirror the rotund filmmaker’s face. A new photo eases our fears.