About ‘Psycho,’ Hollywood and Great Acting

Movies: ‘Hitchcock’

An agreeable diversion, yes, but “Hitchcock” is not much of a movie. There is little plot; we already know how the major story line will play out; and the screen play might as well be a PowerPoint presentation of bulleted sentences. Yet two magnificent actors, Helen Mirren and Anthony Hopkins, show how to craft great performances out of featherweight material.

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