A Touch of Evil

EFS Spring Series: Walk in the Shadows

In 1962, when Alfred Hitchcock explained suspense as having a clear set-up and quickly involving the viewer—for instance, a bomb going off at a certain time “and the public knows it … the...
film-homicidal

Homicidal was the height of schtick

Film critic Philip French recalls seeing Psycho on its 1960 release in London and walking in past a cut-out of Hitchcock, audio-tape of his voice warning against revealing the ending afterwards; when...
Jonah Hill & James Franco star in True Story

True Story serves up half-baked drama

One man sits sweating in a shed somewhere in Africa. He bribes a young labourer into sharing the story of his enslavement. He tries to assure the labourer of the integrity of his disclosure with the ...