Shaun Evan and Roger Allam in the ITV series Endeavour

‘Endeavour’ – The ‘Inspector Morse’ prequel on Amazon Prime

Shaun Evans stars in the British TV prequel to the long-running Inspector Morse mystery series, playing the young Morse when he was but a young Detective Constable who reluctantly returns to Oxford for a case that changes the course of his career. This production is “written and devised by” Russell Lewis, who takes the character […]

Joseph Cotten in Alfred Hitckcock Presents episode Breakdown

‘Alfred Hitchcock Presents’: The master of small screen suspense on Netflix and Hulu

“Good eeeeevening.” The master of suspense turned himself into an unlikely media icon when he spoofed his image to play host of Alfred Hitchcock Presents, an otherwise dark half-hour anthology series of mystery, suspense, and grim retribution with an often wicked streak. But more than just host, Hitchcock directed a number of episodes of the […]

Michael Redgrave, Margaret Lockwood, and Paul Lukas in Alfred Hitchcock's The Lady Vanishes

Alfred Hitchcock’s ‘The Lady Vanishes’ and the pseudo-sequel ‘Night Train to Munich’ on Netflix

Hitchcock patented the romantic thriller with The Lady Vanishes (1938), a bright, breezy confection that takes his quirky cast (and the audience along with them) from an idyllic picture postcard of fantasy Europe to a nightmarish journey to the heart of the dark days of World War II that lay just ahead. This snappy, sophisticated […]