You don't have to be an Anglophile or even a history buff to appreciate "The Audience." You don't have to know the politics of England since 1952 or be able to name the dozen prime ministers who served at the pleasure of the Queen since she ascended the throne. You just have to know a brilliant play when you see one.
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.