Short Ends and Leader

May 2016

Hitchcock’s ‘Suspicion’, ‘I Confess’ and ‘The Wrong Man’ Return in Blu-ray

These three films on DVD from Warner Archives showcase different facets of Alfred Hitchcock's brilliance.


Jodie Foster’s First Great Performance: ‘The Little Girl Who Lives Down the Lane’

Why has this low-budget Canadian-French production flown under the radar?


From Hungary to Hollywood: “The Undesirable”

At just over an hour, a lot happens in this broadly gestured, melodramatic story set in Transylvania.


‘We Are the Night’: The Female Vampire Quartet

Vampiro-lesbo-culture is shown to be titillating yet untenable in this male made movie.


Shaggy Dog-Days Tales in ‘Arabian Nights’

Arabian Nights is Miguel Gomes' portrait of contemporary Portugal, refracted through escapist fantasy.


Independent Film Festival Boston 2016: ‘High-Rise’

High-Rise may not reach the heights it aspires to, but the chaos of trying to get there makes for a good time.


Independent Film Festival Boston 2016: ‘The Lovers and the Despot’

An unbelievable story anchors The Lovers and the Despot, but a reluctance to frame it in an insightful way cripples it.


Independent Film Festival Boston 2016: ‘The Blackcoat’s Daughter’

Taut, brutal, and atmospheric, The Blackcoat's Daughter is a bold but slightly derivative effort from debut director Osgood Perkins.


Independent Film Festival Boston 2016: ‘The Anthropologist’

Spry and crisp, The Anthropologist is a solid documentary that avoids bearing the weight of the austere pessimism surrounding climate change.


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Hitchcock's 'Suspicion', 'I Confess' and 'The Wrong Man' Return in Blu-ray

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"These three films on DVD from Warner Archives showcase different facets of Alfred Hitchcock's brilliance.

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