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Culture, The Exhibitionist Video of the Day: Hitchcock Gets the Film Treatment

Video of the Day: Hitchcock Gets the Film Treatment

By Karina Longworth Early in Hitchcock, Alfred Hitchcock (played by Sir Anthony Hopkins with a sack of fat connecting chin to neck) walks the red carpet at the premiere of his 1959 chase film, North by Northwest. "You're 60 years…
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Calendar, Night&Day Get Hitched

Get Hitched

Early in Hitchcock, Alfred Hitchcock (played by Sir Anthony Hopkins with a sack of fat connecting chin to neck) walks the red carpet at the premiere of his 1959 chase film, North by Northwest. “You’re 60 years old!” shouts a…
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Film, Full Nelson

Full Nelson

This week's generically titled studio suspense thriller, Fracture, has the good sense to begin where last week's generically titled studio suspense thriller, Perfect Stranger, ended — with the solution to that tedious riddle: Whodunit? The answer this time is Anthony…
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Film, Ride the Legend

Ride the Legend

Anthony Hopkins lends style points to any movie in which he appears. The thing may be a dog, but the actor who brought the gruesome psychopath Hannibal Lecter to life and got deep inside a repressed English butler always gives…
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Film, <i>Proof</i> Positive

Proof Positive

In the tradition of A Beautiful Mind and Good Will Hunting comes Proof, a psychological drama about a math genius and the people who worship, care for, and endure him. Based on the Pulitzer Prize- and Tony Award-winning play by…
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Film, Black Like Me?

Black Like Me?

The riddles of identity that drive and disturb Philip Roth's impressive body of fiction usually focus on contemporary Jewish characters, whose conflicts between self-absorption and self-hate remain poignantly (and often hilariously) unresolved. But in The Human Stain, the first Roth…
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Film, 'Tis the Season for Perversity

'Tis the Season for Perversity

Titus, Julie Taymor's gorgeous film version of Shakespeare's Titus Andronicus, with Anthony Hopkins as the doomed title character, may be the most opulent release of the season ... and also the most perverse, on nearly every front. It's easy to…
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Film,

Power Points

Instinct Directed by Jon Turteltaub. Written by Gerald DiPego. Starring Anthony Hopkins, Cuba Gooding Jr., Donald Sutherland, and Maura Tierney. Opens Friday, June 4, at the AMC 1000 Van Ness, the AMC Kabuki, and the UA Colma. In an early…
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News, Feature

Death Rattle

Meet Joe Black Directed by Martin Brest. Written by Ron Osborn, Jeff Reno, Kevin Wade, and Bo Goldman. Starring Brad Pitt, Anthony Hopkins, and Claire Forlani. Opens Friday, Nov. 13, at area theaters. Well, now we know why the term…
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Film,

Out of Africa

Amistad Directed by Steven Spielberg. Written by David Franzoni. Starring Djimon Hounsou, Morgan Freeman, Stellan Skarsgard, Matthew McConaughey, Anthony Hopkins, and Nigel Hawthorne. Opens Friday, Dec. 12, at the Vogue and the Kabuki in S.F., and the Emery Bay, the…
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