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The most inspired piece of Cold War satire ever and one of the screen's supreme black comedies, Kubrick's 1964 "Strangelove" confronted jittery audiences in the aftermath of the Cuban Missile Crisis, and not long after the advent of the H bomb.
During the Prohibition era, government agent Eliot Ness is sent to Chicago to foil megalomaniacal gangster Al Capone (De Niro), who's making a killing selling illegal hooch in collusion with corrupt local cops and politicos.
Brian de Palma's pays worthy homage to Hitchcock, as a sexual frustrated Kate Miller (Dickinson), an older women, gets murdered. Liz Blake, the young call-girl who witnesses the brutal killing, is now being tracked by the killer.
Carrie (Spacek) has a wacked-out harridan for a mother, and her classmates tease her mercilessly. I guess they don't know what they're dealing with, since Carrie is equipped with telekinetic powers that kick in when she's angry. Watch out!
Philip Adams (Grant), on business in London, meets famous stage actress Anne Kalman (Bergman) and pretends to be married. Anne still can't help falling in love with him, but when she learns he's not married, she schemes to make him pay for his ruse.
Notorious still delivers outstanding suspense, with director Hitchcock at his most subtle. The story of a fallen woman-first redeemed by love, then put in peril- is riveting throughout, and stars Grant and Bergman emit powerful on-screen chemistry.
Recently married wealthy heiress Paula Alquist (Bergman) settles into her long-abandoned childhood home with new husband (Boyer). Strange things begin to happen, Paula begins to suspect that her husband is trying to drive her stark raving mad.