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North by Northwest (movie)

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  • Review: 'That Man From Rio'

    Review: 'That Man From Rio'
    Opening for a week at the Siskel Film Center in a fine-looking 50th anniversary digital restoration, the 1964 action lark "That Man From Rio" took its cheeky, chaotic cue from the James Bond franchise, as well as Stanley Donen's "Charade" and Alfred Hitchcock's "North by Northwest." It's also a popcorn picture that looked forward. Steven Spielberg credited director Philippe de Broca's globe-trotting treasure hunt for paving the way for "Raiders of the Lost Ark" and the other Indiana Jones movies.
  • A new era of secrets and spies in Hollywood

    There is a scene that bookends "No Way Out," the 1987 espionage thriller starring Kevin Costner. He's a naval officer, a hero, being interrogated about the murder of the secretary of Defense's mistress. There are hints that he might be a double agent. You...

    An education in early Hitchcock at the Siskel Film Center

    An education in early Hitchcock at the Siskel Film Center
    When we're young and we fall in love with an actor or actress on screen, the reasons are pretty clear. We like what we see. We want to be that quick-witted, that brave, that appealing, that thoughtful and kind, that droll under extreme circumstances....

    Friends of the Libraries: Get your education at the library

    A better-educated society tends to be more comfortable financially. So it was no surprise to see the report on voter turnout in last Sunday's Orange County Register — although voter turnout was not my main interest. Two graphics showed...

    'Anna' drops a big hint and spoils the old-fashioned mystery

    'Anna' drops a big hint and spoils the old-fashioned mystery
    First-time Spanish director Jorge Dorado aims for Hitchcock and misses by a mile with "Anna," an old-fashioned thriller with a stale sci-fi premise and a prodigal waste of talent in co-star Taissa Farmiga. The latest world-weary detective to become...