There are those who look at Margaret Keane's paintings of waifs with big eyes and gag. They are the ones wondering why anyone would care who actually painted those ghastly, stunningly manipulative paintings. And then there are those who take the pictures at face value as sentimental or kitsch.
Sir Alfred Hitchcock was, unquestionably, a cinematic genius, a man who made a lasting mark on film substance and style for decades. Director Sacha Gervasi’s “Hitchcock” dramatizes him as an inspired, jealous and conflicted man during his production of “Psycho.” The truth was, according to several, far less complimentary than the sympathetic, sometimes silly portrait painted here.