Topaz (1969) – Alfred Hitchcock

Hitchcock takes on Leon Uris’ novel Topaz in this film adaptation of the same name. It’s not quite on the level of a Tom Clancy techno-thriller, but the subject material, centring around the Cuban Missile Crisis and a Russian spy ring within the French intelligence community is pretty engaging stuff. Unfortunately, for me, it ended…

North By Northwest (1959) – Alfred Hitchcock

North By Northwest is my favorite of all of Hitch’s films. I was quite delighted to come across it on the 101 Action Movies list. It’s fun, charming, and races along full tilt right to its climax. It has an iconic score by Bernard Herrmann, and a top-notch cast featuring Cary Grant (I love his…

Notorious (1946) – Alfred Hitchcock

Of all the Hitchcock films, and it is a pretty amazing body of work, my favorites are the ones starring Cary Grant. Suspicion, To Catch A Thief (featuring the gorgeous Grace Kelly), my favorite – North By Northwest and Notorious. I decided to revisit Notorious the other night. A taut spy thriller with a heart-wrenching…