★★★★☆ USA. 1h39m. Comedy / Drama / Romance. Directed by Ben Stiller. Written by Helen Childress. Cinematography by Emmanuel Lubezki. Edited by Lisa Churgin. Music by Karl Wallinger. Starring Winona Ryder, Ethan Hawke, Ben Stiller, Janeane Garofalo, Steve Zahn, Swoosie Kurtz, Harry O’Reilly, Barry Sherman, Anne Meara, Andy Dick, Joe Don Baker, John Mahoney, Keith David, David Pirner, Evan Dando, Karen Duffy.

Follows Lelaina (Ryder), an aspiring videographer working on a documentary called “Reality Bites” about the disenfranchised lives of her friends and roommates. Their challenges exemplify some of the career and lifestyle choices faced by Generation X.

★★★☆☆ UK. 1h23m. Mystery / Romance. Directed by Alfred Hitchcock. Written by Charles Bennett, Edwin Greenwood, Anthony Armstrong (screenplay) and Gerald Savory, Alma Reville (story) and Josephine Tey (“A Shilling For Candles”). Cinematography by Bernard Knowles. Edited by Charles Frend. Music by Jack Beaver, Louis Levy. Starring Nova Pilbeam, Derrick De Marney, Percy Marmont, Edward Rigby, Mary Clare, John Longden, George Curzon.

A young man on the run from a murder charge enlists the help of a woman who must put herself at risk for his cause. It is notable for an elaborately staged crane shot Hitchcock devised towards the end of the film, which identifies the real murderer.

★★★★★ USA. 2h10m. Romance / Thriller. Directed by Alfred Hitchcock. Written by Robert E. Sherwood, Joan Harrison (screenplay) and Philip MacDonald, Michael Hogan (story) and Daphne du Maurier (“Rebecca”). Cinematography by George Barnes. Edited by W. Donn Hayes. Music by Franz Waxman. Starring Joan Fontaine, Laurence Olivier, Judith Anderson, George Sanders, Reginald Denny, Gladys Cooper, C. Aubrey Smith, Nigel Bruce.

A young woman marries a wealthy man and finds it almost impossible to live up to the reputation of his first wife, now deceased. One of Hitchcock’s most successful, and the only time he won Best Picture.

★★★★★  USA. 1h41m. Romance / Thriller. Directed by Alfred Hitchcock. Written by Ben Hecht. Cinematography by Ted Tetzlaff. Edited by Theron Warth. Music by Roy Webb. Starring Cary Grant, Ingrid Bergman, Claude Rains, Louis Calhern, Leopoldine Konstantin.

The American daughter of a convicted Nazi spy is recruited by the government to infiltrate an organization of Nazis who have moved to Brazil after World War II.

★★★★★  UK. 1h57m. Romance. Directed by James Ivory. Produced by Ismail Merchant. Screenplay by Ruth Prawer Jhabvala. Based on “A Room With A View” by E. M. Forster. Starring Helena Bonham Carter, Maggie Smith, Julian Sands, Denholm Elliott, Judi Dench, Simon Callow, Daniel Day-Lewis, Fabia Drake, Patrick Godfrey, Rupert Graves, Joan Henley, Rosemary Leach. Music by Richard Robbins (Score), Giacomo Puccini (sung by Kiri Te Kanawa). Cinematography by Tony Pierce-Roberts. Edited by Humphrey Dixon.

A girl in Edwardian England struggles to make the right decisions when confronted with a love that directly challenges the repression and expectations of her time.

★★★★☆  USA. 1h53m. Comedy / Romance / Mystery. Directed by Stanley Donen. Produced by Stanley Donen. Screenplay by Peter Stone. Based on “The Unsuspecting Wife” (1961 short story) by Peter Stone, Marc Behm. Starring Cary Grant, Audrey Hepburn, Walter Matthau, James Coburn. Music by Henry Mancini. Cinematography by Charles Lang. Edited by Jim Clark.

An American living in Paris is suddenly surrounded by criminals when her husband dies and leaves her a mysterious stolen fortune.

BAFTA winner for Best British Actress (Hepburn).