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Reviewing Ebert's 'Greatest Films': Shadow of a Doubt (1943)

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Shadow of a Doubt Jaime May 2013
Compared to Alfred Hitchcock's better-known films, Shadow of a Doubt may not claim as much suspense or plot perfection, but as an overall execution of storytelling, it's as effective as it gets.  Hitchcock considered this his best American film, and it is easy to see why.  Shadow of a Doubt is an example of a masterful film-making,...

10 Filmmakers Who Went Outside Their Comfort Zones

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10 Filmmakers Who Stepped Out Of Their Comfort Zone
Actors aren't the only ones who get typecast and put into a category. Prestigious filmmakers are almost always given projects that fit their signature work. You usually don't hear of a horror filmmaker directing a romantic comedy, per say. But every now and then, directors will venture outside of their comfort zones and shock us with something truly different, as Michael Bay is trying this...

Alfred Hitchcock: His Top Ten Movies That Aren't 'Psycho' or 'The Birds'

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Recently we've seen not one but two films about the life and films of Alfred Hitchcock: The Girl (which showed on HBO) and Hitchcock (which is in limited release now). But the master's career spanned through silents into talkies and he made films for over half a century. Unarguably one of the greatest and most influential directors to pick up...

Hitchcock: Movie Review

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The slippery slope of making a bio-pic about a well known public figure is two-fold: one, our image of that person is firmly etched in the mind, and second, finding out that great people and artists aren't saints is only worth it if the revelations are worthwhile. Though there's nothing wrong with taking liberties, the end result of  Sacha Gervasi's Hitchcock is...

Reviewing Ebert's 'Greatest Films': 'Peeping Tom' (1960)

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Years ago, ScreenCrave contributor Jaime Lopez privately began tackling Roger Ebert's "Greatest Films" list, an ever-expanding monolith of celluloid currently comprised of 354 films.   With 254 under his belt and 100 films left to go, Lopez has set himself to put these remaining films' "Greatness" to the test--reviewing both the movies themselves and Ebert's...