Catch Vertigo in Brooklyn Bridge Park
Solve the crime in Bryant Park
Lovable kook and daring actress Karen Black is ill, which makes Nitehawk Cinema's series homaging her even more eye-crossingly special.
Dial M for Murder Returns in 3D
With the Oscars behind us, let me remind you of Julia Minamata's illustrations which inserted me into two of the nominated films--The Hobbit and Hitchcock--plus one about international current events. Yes, they were from the year-end issue, but I need some attention right now, so I'm finally sharin ... More >>
The Director of Anvil! seeks out the woman behind the Master of Suspense
Shouldn't the making of Psycho be more interesting?
Before I finish that piece of perverse verse, let me give credit where credit is due: It was said by legendary film director and letch Alfred Hitchcock (or someone playing him, anyway), who clearly had as much of a mind for naughty rhyme schemes as he did for diabolical murder plots. Hitch (portra ... More >>
Get your tickets for the end-times
A welcome tribute to the '50s' other great Hollywood Kelly
The Continental Baths was the steamy 1970s gay sex haven at the Ansonia Hotel, which came complete with a performance space for rising stars like Bette Midler to entertain the toweled gays in between orgasms.
A townhouse development in Tinton Falls, New Jersey, is facing an unprecedented scourge from above. Thousands of seagulls have appeared, Alfred Hitchcock-like, except that instead of terrorizing citizens and pecking them to death, they are terrorizing them with their poop. It's gotten so bad that ch ... More >>
Have a picnic with Jack Nicholson
Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archives. June 22, 1972, Vol. XVII, No. 25 film in focus By Andrew Sarris Alfred Hitchcock came to town recently to pick up an honorary degree at Columbia University to the unalloyed delight of resident Hitchcockians at the Film Division of the ... More >>
It was 50 years ago this week, Alfred Hitchcock taught the world to shriek. Sunday morning June 16, 1960, Psycho opened at two midtown Manhattan theaters, with crowds already lined up on Broadway. Was it the insolently blunt title? Hitchcock's hilarious first-person trailer ("and here we ha ... More >>
Master of Suspense stars in Cold War/pop culture/essay film mashup
A private Seventh Day Adventist school in our neighborhood spread the warmth of the holiday season with this sign: Note item number two: "The school building will be closed at 12:30 P.M. Students not picked up by then will be left at the 88th Precinct" This sounded like rather extreme pun ... More >>
Mark Wells via flickr.comWoman's Day, the magazine my mother used to pick up at the supermarket and clip coupons from, has broken out of its staid mode for Halloween. Recently posted online were a gallery of amazing carved pumpkins, some of them actually frightening, like the one at the left ... More >>
What is that tatt on the left--the love child of Alfred Hitchcock and a bulldog? Thanks to Eater for pointing out a slide show on Bravo's Top Chef website. It features an astonishing 57 pictures of the tattoos of Season 6 contestants, inadvertently demonstrating that, in a desperate attempt ... More >>
Hitchcock and Truffaut's men on the run, twenty years apart
From a filmmaking fan, an appreciation of the master of suspense's show business
Dial E for Experiment: Hitch crafts a master's maze in his sole foray into 3-D filmmaking
Notes on Hypothetical Hollywood
Christopher Reeve Makes Hitchcock Uplifting