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78/52: Hitchcock's Shower Scene Reviews

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June 30, 2020
What a number of critics don't seem to get is that, powered by the passion for criticism, it's not only informative but also uncanny in evoking a sense of community.
May 19, 2020
While it may seem like overkill to spend 90 minutes analyzing a single sequence, the end result is sheer bliss.
March 30, 2020
78/52 is loaded with knowledgeable actors, directors, and film aficionados who examine the shower scene from every conceivable angle.
February 7, 2020
In addition to redirecting the audience members' eyes in a scene with which they're likely to have at least a passing familiarity, these alternate possibilities for bringing Psycho to celluloid highlight Hitchcock's choices as a visual storyteller.
January 16, 2020
[A] cineaste's dream.
October 9, 2019
When it sticks to its guns, "78/52" is fascinating. But Alexandre O. Philippe's inconsistent documentary needs much more cut-by-cut critique, and much less rah-rah repetition.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
July 16, 2019
It does its job of gathering diverse voices to dissect the sequence. [Full Review in Spanish]
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
March 20, 2019
It's a great entry point for people who are interested in how films are made.
February 21, 2019
In a film so attentive to voyeurism and which dissects a misogynistic act, it's a bitter disservice that more women weren't given a voice.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
February 18, 2019
A work of passion and love regarding the most famous scene in cinema history. The homage Hitckcock deserves. [Full review in Spanish].
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
September 17, 2018
The most powerful comments explore how the film caught the zeitgeist in America at a time when people were feeling safe in their homes, and in their showers.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
July 3, 2018
Passionate cinephiles. [Full Review in Spanish]
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
July 2, 2018
For those who love Alfred Hitchcock. [Full Review in Spanish]
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
June 25, 2018
Anatomy of a (beautiful) murder. [Full review in Spanish]
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
June 8, 2018
78/52 is a puzzle that we solve only to realize that we are the monsters. [Full Review in Spanish]
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
March 10, 2018
No matter how many times you've seen Janet Leigh's luckless Marion fall victim in this 1960 classic, you'll discover fresh nuances and perspectives.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
February 22, 2018
Hitchock makes us believe that we see something we do not see. [Full review in Spanish]
December 29, 2017
78/52 is both a loving tribute to the work Hitchcock did as well as a sharp, enlightening lesson in what makes Psycho so special.
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
December 10, 2017
Who doesn't remember where he was when Leigh shed black bra and slip, unwrapped a bar of complimentary Bates Motel soap, and washed away her sins? ... Unfortunately doc's scholarship feels sketchy, arbitrary.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
November 16, 2017
Philippe's geekiness is infectious. His passion for film shines through most when he invites some of his interviewees-like horror nerd Elijah Wood and his friends-to watch the film on camera and comment on its foreshadowing and subtle motifs.
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