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...

How best to seek truth?

I sometimes like to imagine a parallel universe in which every one of us, in accordance with Andy Warhol’s over-appropriated prophesy, becomes world-famous for 15 minutes by appearing as a subj...
Albert Maysles //

RIP Albert Maysles (1926 – 2015)

Albert Maysles was one of the greats. Not just a great documentarian, but a great filmmaker—the films he and his younger brother David Maysles made in the 1960s and 1970s, films whose brilliance depe...