The Whole Equation: A History of Hollywood, by David Thomson. Alfred A. Knopf, 400 pages, $27.95.
It’s generally agreed that David Thomson has the most deliciously riveting style of any critic alive-witty, allusive, with a slithery vivacity and a whip-crack rhythm. But style alone can’t make a great critic; if it could, Anthony (“Movies Are Read More
Spies, Lies, and Paranoid Wives
Alfred Hitchcock (1899-1980) made watchable and rewatchable movies in a career that spanned over 50 years (1925-1976) and 53 feature films. The Alfred Hitchcock Signature Collection (Warner Home Video) contains nine anomalous samples of his oeuvre . These are neither the best nor the worst, but somewhere still entertainingly in Read More