Filmed under a cool glass of calm and enwrapped in an airy atmosphere, La Cérémonie makes judicious use of its setting to starkly contrast its warring classes.
Although Hitchcock left Great Britain for the United States in 1939, his first two films -- Rebecca (1940) and Suspicion (1941) -- nonetheless remained set firmly in English culture. His depictions helped craft perceptions of English life for decades to come.
While Alfred Hitchcock is famous for the humor that he injected into his thrillers, there are striking differences in the humor between his British and American periods.
In Day Two of our Director Spotlight series on the Master of Suspense, we revisit the four strongest films of Alfred Hitchcock’s British period.
A Legacy of Spies, John le Carré’s first George Smiley novel since 1990, finds the spymaster’s old henchman forced to excavate the details of a long-buried mission they both wish they could forget.
Director Adam Schindler’s home invasion film Intruders shows promise, but its’ lack of distinguishing features holds it back from being a better thriller.