The British Film Institute’s BFI Player Classics streaming service is launching tomorrow, May 14, in the U.S. The service features a curated and prestigious Subscription Video On Demand collection of classic British cinema, specifically for the American market. The platform debuts with a collection of over 200 British or British co-production films, handpicked by BFI experts. The catalogue features films and filmmakers that demonstrate some of the greatest innovation in British filmmaking including auteurs and mavericks such as Alfred Hitchcock, Michael Powell, Ken Russell and Ken Loach.

Psycho – A film review by Daniel Prinn – Twelve cabins, twelve vacancies!

Psycho Release Date: September 8, 1960 Director: Alfred Hitchcock Stars: Anthony Perkins, Janet Leigh, Vera Miles Runtime: 109 min Tagline: The Essential Alfred Hitchcock.   Words cannot express well enough how impressed I was by this film; it has so many great aspects to it. Marion Crane is a beautiful blonde who just stole forty thousand [...]

Disturbia – A film review by Daniel Prinn – A film kind of reminiscent of Rear Window; bonus review.

Disturbia Release Date: April 13, 2007 Director: D.J. Caruso Stars: Shia LaBeouf, David Morse, Carrie-Anne Moss Runtime: 105 min Tagline: Every killer lives next door to someone. A lot of people say this flick is like Hitchcock’s Rear Window, but when I was watching that film – I didn’t think of this one once. Well, after [...]

Rear Window – A Film Review by Daniel Prinn – Pure entertainment!

  Rear Window Release Date: August 1, 1954 Director: Alfred Hitchcock Stars: James Stewart, Grace Kelly, Wendell Corey Runtime: 112 min Tagline: Through his rear window and the eye of his powerful camera he watched a great city tell on itself, expose its cheating ways...and Murder!   Alfred Hitchcock is a really great filmmaker, making [...]

The Birds – A Film Review by Daniel Prinn – Ahhhh, scary birds!

The Birds Release Date: May 30, 1963 Director: Alfred Hitchcock Stars: Rod Taylor, Tippi Hedren, Suzanne Pleshette Runtime: 119 min Tagline: Suspense and shock beyond anything you have seen or imagined! It’s a pretty good Hitchcock horror/suspense film. A wealthy San Francisco woman follows a potential boyfriend to a small North Californian town where things soon start [...]

Rope – A Film Review by Daniel Prinn – A good Hitchcock flick

Rope Release Date: August 23, 1948 Director: Alfred Hitchcock Stars: James Stewart, John Dall, Farley Granger Runtime: 80 min Tagline: Nothing ever held you like Alfred Hitchcock's Rope. It's a pretty sweet film. Brandon (John Dall) and Phillip (Farley Granger) are two young men who have always wondered what it would be like to kill someone. [...]

Marnie – A Film review by Daniel Prinn — I think I used the words ‘interesting’ and ‘fascinating’ a bit too much here..

Marnie Release Date: July 22, 1964 Director: Alfred Hitchcock Stars: Tippi Hedren, Sean Connery, Diane Baker Runtime: 130 min Tagline: From Alfred Hitchcock with sex and suspense. I guess Hitchcock liked watching Hedren get attacked by birds so much, he just had to cast her in another flick. It’s a good decision though, as she’s a [...]