The Man Who Knew Too Much (1956) ★★★★☆

“A single crash of Cymbals and how it rocked the lives of an American family.” Revamping his 1934 thriller into an exotic, suspenseful adventure, Hitchcock makes excellent use of location, stunning chemistry between Doris Day and James Stewart, and the sharp story of what appears to be an average man, drawn into an assassination plot. “The Man Who Knew Too…

Vertigo (1958) ★★★★★

Just when you think you have already predicted the plot; then Hitchcock makes a fool of you. Unlike Hitchcock’s previous works, Vertigo takes a slightly different approach to enticing its audience in. Vertigo is a near-perfect suspense thriller with a devastating tragedy at hand. Retired police detective, “Scottie” Ferguson (James Stewart) is traumatized after a rooftop chase to…

Rear Window (1954) ★★★★★

Us watching someone watch someone else… A week before scheduled to get out of a leg cast that has made him housebound, photographer L.B. Jeffries (James Stewart) witnesses what he suspects to be a murder. He informs his nurse, who dismisses the idea, advising him to stay out of other peoples’ business. His girlfriend, Lisa (Grace Kelly), doesn’t believe…