Review: Dial M For Murder (1954)

“Hitchcock’s 3D Masterpiece” proudly proclaims the re-release trailer for this 1954 effort by the Master of Suspense. Frankly “masterpiece” might be pushing it, but Hitch’s only excursion into three dimensional filmmaking is still an enjoyable, if unexceptional, entertainment. The director’s distinctive black humour and thematic preoccupations remain intact, but he tackled similar subject matter in …

Friday Favourites: The Best of Hitchcock

It’s a big year for fans of Alfred Hitchcock. The BFI’s The Genius of Hitchcock celebration is now in full swing, with the director’s surviving silent films having been fully restored and a complete retrospective taking place at the BFI Southbank. This year’s Cambridge Film Festival will also feature a Hitchcock strand, including his classic thriller Vertigo which …