Notorious (1946, Alfred Hitchcock)

In catching up with lesser or minor Hitchcock it becomes easy to forget how fully and perfectly integrated and complete a film he could turn out, if allowed the (half-) chance. In Notorious, famously named by Francois Truffaut as the film in which Alf got the closest to delivering his original intentions exactly, a sigh … Continue reading Notorious (1946, Alfred Hitchcock)

Bringing Up Baby (1938, Howard Hawks)

It may rarely get credited as such, but Bringing Up Baby is one of the most beautiful films in the American cinema, as well as one of its most definitive. In very few other places would the American dream of independence be so thoroughly explored and so thoroughly exalted, even with the knowledge that it … Continue reading Bringing Up Baby (1938, Howard Hawks)