Hitchcock/Truffaut Reviews

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August 25, 2016
Despite its historical subject, "Hitchcock/Truffaut" adeptly proves the timelessness of cinema.
August 12, 2016
Jones has laid enough of a foundation on Hitchcock's style that viewers can watch one of cinema's most famous moments with fresh eyes.
August 9, 2016
It brings the pages to life with clips and photos and the sound of the directors talking seriously and less seriously.
August 8, 2016
Pretension is always with us, but the documentary's main effect will surely be to make you want to see Hitchcock's films (including the marvel that is Marnie) all over again.
March 3, 2016
What a gorgeous and enlightening documentary Hitchcock/Truffaut is, even for the non-cinephile.
March 2, 2016
It's hard not to be infectiously drawn in by the passion on display here.
January 29, 2016
An engaging film.
January 8, 2016
Anytime you get smart and accomplished filmmakers talking about film, theory and their respective styles, the results are rewarding.
December 11, 2015
You won't have a merrier time at the movies this holiday season.
December 11, 2015
The two men come alive (responses that seemed dry or diffident on paper are tinged with humor, with audacity, even), and so, too, do the images.
December 10, 2015
The meeting of the two men becomes increasingly fruitful, and there's the sense of a private genius finally allowing himself to tip his hand.
December 10, 2015
In an age in which celebrity gossip and page views trump all, hearing two masters talk intelligently about movies and how they're made is, if nothing else, a welcome treat.
December 10, 2015
If the documentary concentrates on the mechanical aspects of filmmaking, that's clearly because it was Hitchcock's preference.
December 10, 2015
"Hitchcock/Truffaut" gets a lot done in only 79 minutes.
December 4, 2015
This all-male discussion is fascinating on the topic of the director's visual style, his approach to actors and his Catholicism, but is largely silent about his voyeurism, let alone his misogyny.
December 3, 2015
Use this documentary as an introduction to the book, then use the book, like a Christmas catalog, to order up viewings, or re-viewings, of Hitchcock's deliciously, diabolically deathless films.
December 3, 2015
Kent Jones' doc on the groundbreaking interview book gets you drunk on Hitchcock's films again. Nirvana for movie lovers.
December 3, 2015
For all his bankability, Hitch was underappreciated until this study came along. Jones vibes off that idea, turning Truffaut's enthusiasm into an honorable act of reclamation.
December 3, 2015
This is a jewel box of a movie for anyone who loves either Hitchcock or Truffaut-or better yet, both.
December 3, 2015
Hitchcock/Truffaut packs plenty of cogent observations into a modest package, but avoids turning into a Cliff's Notes version of the book, instead using it and its history as a jumping-off point for new insights.
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