alfred hitchcock

V.25 No.2 | 1/14/2016

Reel World

That’s the ticket

RiffTrax returns for a “best of” run, KiMo turns to Hitchock, Bogart and Spielberg.
V.22 No.2 | 1/10/2013
Reel World

Reel World

Hi-Def Hitch

The Kimo Theatre kicks off Hi-Def Hitch film series and Silver Screen Saturdays. The Reel New Mexico Film Series is looking for independent films either with a strong local feel or created by local filmmakers.
V.21 No.35 |


The Daily Word in deep space voyaging, fact checking and finger pointing

The Daily Word

On this date in 1977, Voyager 1 was launched. Soon it will reach interstellar space...

Dems, too, are skilled in the art of rhetorical gymnastics.

Top aide to Gov. Susana Martinez says a recording that includes troubling statements about his use of state email was aired without context and is "intentionally misleading."

Seriously though, a typo could derail the new minimum wage proposal.

Afghan military purges hundreds of soldiers in an attempt to respond to dozens of so-called "insider attacks" on international service members, most of them American.

Editor and writer Tom Engelhardt calls this violence "death by ally," and says that "such acts in such numbers are historically unprecedented."

U.S. Justice Dept. calls out B.P.'s bad behavior.

A strong earthquake in Costa Rica prompts tsunami warnings.

Gary Johnson's ballot access travails.

Chuck Norris is super stressed out in his airy home-dojo, on the potential eve of the end of the world as we know it.

"I often have to cut into the brain and it's something I hate doing."

Early Hitchcock films for free.

Slipped up sleight of hand.

Happy birthday to moonstruck Caspar Friedrich.

V.21 No.27 | 7/5/2012


Psycho killer ...

Qu'est-ce que c'est?

There was a strange point in my adolescence where a friend and I had an obsession with the Psycho movie series. Series, you ask? Yep, 23 years after the Hitchcock classic came out, a low-budget sequel was released (and then a few more). What kept it interesting was that Anthony Perkins (aka Norman Bates) had stayed on board.

Anthony Perkins was a weird guy. Either that, or he was just really good at playing one. More than being just a perverted, serial-killing momma’s boy, Psycho II introduced us to Bates’ penchant for whole milk. It was a fucked up movie.

But according to John Bear, it was no less misguided than Manuel Muñoz’ What You See in the Dark, a book about the making of Psycho, which Bear reviewed for this week’s Arts section.

Book Review

A Stab in the Dark

Mystery based on Hitchcock and heavy petting needs a cold shower

What You See in the Dark

What You See in the Dark by Manuel Muñoz relies strongly on the outward appearance of being about an Alfred Hitchcock film. So the absence of the creepy Englishman for the first half of the proceedings stands out like his famously bulbous profile.

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V.21 No.15 | 4/12/2012
Play Youtube Video

7 p.m. Slump

Spring Fever

It’s Friday night. It’s lovely outside. I’ve been trying to write something informative and newsy ... but I can’t concentrate long enough to finish a coherent serious sentence. I’m restless and in the mood for some people-watching.

If you’re similarly stuck inside in front of your computer on this balmy evening, itchily unable to satisfy your voyeuristic urges, I offer this clever timelapse creation by Jeff Deasom as a meager solution.

V.20 No.18 | 5/5/2011
Chad Christensen-Brummett gives Bill Sterchi an earful in   Virtual Reality.
David Sinkus

Performance Review

Virtual Realities

An exceptional pair of plays

Take two of the city’s finest actors, shake them together with an inspired and masterful theater company, slather on a large dollop of Academy Award-winning talent, and the chances you’ll end up with something satisfying and delectable are all but guaranteed. Such is the case with Mother Road Theatre Company’s newest offering, Virtual Reality.

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