(Alfred Hitchcock, US 1976, 120 min., 16mm)
Hitchcock in Winter. In Hitchcock’s droll and delightful final film, Bruce Dern returned to work for the master of suspense (after having appeared in Marnie and two episodes of The Alfred Hitchcock Hour). Dern plays a cab driver turned detective, who, along with his phony-psychic girlfriend, is hot on the trail of a couple of kidnappers. The entire cast delivers sly and witty performances in this tongue-in-cheek thriller that plays as both a compelling mystery and a brilliant parody of Hitchcock’s own films.