Dial M for Murder


Dir. Alfred Hitchcock (1954).
The 3-D craze was over by the time Hitchcock finished and the movie was released flat. Seen as it should have been, it’s a revelation. Others assaulted audiences with hurtling tomahawks or Jane Russell’s bosom, Hitch receded actors behind a clutter of monumentalized bric-a-brac—a canny restraint allowing the stereo image to assert its own uncanny characteristics.

Fri., Aug. 20, 2, 4:30, 7 & 9:30 p.m.; Sat., Aug. 21, 2, 4:30, 7 & 9:30 p.m., 2010