Rebecca is the first major American adaptation of Dame Daphne du Maurier’s novel since the Alfred Hitchcock film in 1940. “Last night I dreamt I went to Manderley again.” – the second Mrs. de Winter says as the film opens with Clint Mansell’s haunting score. It’s one of the most famous opening lines in text or cinema. Not including this line would be criminal. This is a contemporary update but in spite of that, the film…"Rebecca: Netflix Adaptation Stays True To The Book"
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The Good Liar tries so hard to be an Alfred Hitchcock thriller to the point in which the film ultimately comes to fail on that particular level. Roy Courtnay (Ian McKellen) is a con man. He meets Betty McLeish (Helen Mirren) by way of an online dating website. If Roy gets his way, he’ll rob Betty of every dollar she’s worth. Betty’s grandson, Stephen (Russell Tovey), has his suspicions of Roy but Betty shrugs it…"The Good Liar Isn’t At The Level of Hitchcock"