The director on Passion's battles—and avoiding sequels
I was so desperate for any entertainment--and for the chance to see something with illumination, heat, and a bathroom in the rear--that I adored every single film I saw during the blackout. Maybe when sanity returns, I'll re-evaluate them--for most of them, it's too soon to serve any critical judgm ... More >>
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 >>
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Toby Jones (above) plays the great Alfred Hitchcock in the HBO movie The Girl, about the way the British director tormented actress Tippi Hedren (played by Sienna Miller) during the making of the 1963 nature-gone-amok thriller The Birds. It premieres October 20, just in time to beat the Hollywood f ... More >>
It's never too soon to start guessing Oscar nominations, so I've done some exhaustive research--like talking to one friend in the biz, as well as plumbing the depths of my own usually-semi-right instincts--and decided that the five nominees will probably come from these seven bigshots: Marion Coti ... More >>
New Jersey-via-Brooklyn-DIY-periphery act Night Birds have been hovering since about 2009, but they recently soared into a higher atmosphere, packing shows here and on the West Coast and garnering slobbering reviews for their debut LP The Other Side of Darkness (Grave Mistake) and recent singles (co ... More >>
Thriller, a 13-year-old, 375-pound tiger that Michael Jackson once kept on his kooky Neverland estate, has passed of lung cancer. When Jacko left Neverland, he gave Thriller--and her brother Sabu--to actress Tippi Hedren (The Birds) to take care of on her wildlife preserve in California.
At Cinema Village last night, Tippi Hedren--star of Hitchcock's The Birds and Marnie (the 1964 psychological drama in which she was a frigid klepto)--made the above allegation. After a showing of The Birds, Tippi told interviewer Robert Milazzo, "Apparently I was up for a nomination for Marnie, an ... More >>
Photo: Bill DowTippi Hedren is the Hitchcock star of The Birds and Marnie (in which she was a klepto who was afraid of the color red), and she also worked with Chaplin, albeit in the comedy misfire A Countess From Hong Kong. She's further known as the mom to Oscar nominated Melanie Griffith, ... More >>
Master of Suspense stars in Cold War/pop culture/essay film mashup
Ewe better watch out (and other puns)
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