Hitchcock 9 Report, Part 1: Blackmail

Friday night Blackmail A beautiful young woman ditches her boyfriend (a Scotland Yard detective), flirts with another man, then kills him in self-defense. The next morning she's at the mercy of a blackmailer. Alfred Hitchcock's tenth feature and second thriller already shows touches of the master. Her night wanderings after the incident, her reaction to … Continue reading Hitchcock 9 Report, Part 1: Blackmail

What’s Screening: June 14 – 20

In festival news, DocFest continues through this week. The Hitchcock 9 runs from tonight through Sunday. And Frameline opens Thursday night. I've separated the festival screenings below. A Much Ado About Nothing, Albany, Aquarius, Century San Francisco Centre 9, opens Friday. Most of us don’t associate Joss Whedon with Shakespeare, yet he's done wonders with … Continue reading What’s Screening: June 14 – 20