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  • North by Northwest

    North by Northwest
    The year was 1959, and Alfred Hitchcock was just coming off the dark, brooding, near-box-office failure of "Vertigo," released the year before. "Vertigo" is now considered one of the greatest movies of all time, but in 1958, critics found it slow and long, and fans were displeased with Hitchcock's departure from his usual romantic thrillers. But Hitchcock returned to his crowd-pleasing ways with the far-less-psychological "North by Northwest," an action movie that ended up being one of his most commercially successful films. 
  • Review: Sunset Boulevard

    Review: Sunset Boulevard
    For all intents and purposes, “Sunset Boulevard” only really gets going once a dead chimp appears. Sure, there’s the gravitas of the opening credits (the title stenciled on the curb, the camera tracking back from the curb and whipping up...

    Summer movie schedule

    Applause roars as a crowd—high on buttery popcorn fumes and enough sugar to get a giant radioactive lizard buzzed, if it was into that kind of thing—watch the last breaths of the giant Claymation monster bubble up from the depths of the...

    Film Review: Ida

    Film Review: Ida
    Movies are often a noisy affair. Their soundscapes are littered with dialogue and sound effects, screeching tires and background chatter, with soundtracks designed to fill every space in between. So the quiet of Ida, from Polish director Pawel...


    Once upon a time, local food in Baltimore meant sauerkraut and Berger cookies, pit beef and crabs slathered in Old Bay. Today, it still means all that, but also fermented radishes and pigs that spend their lives foraging for acorns in the woods. As each...