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If you love movies, Hitchcock is hard to resist. It paints an evocative picture of Hollywood and the methodology of filmmaking, circa 1960, while offering juicy roles to Anthony Hopkins and Helen Mirren, two of the finest actors on the planet. With tongue in cheek, as befits its witty subject, the movie blurs the line between the public Hitchcock and the private man. John J. McLaughlin’s screenplay also takes considerable liberties with the facts, especially when it speculates about the director’s private life…even his dreams and nightmares. For that reason, one must approach Hitchcock as a piece of entertainment and not a documentary; in that context, it delivers...

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