“The Crown” (2016-), Margaret Thatcher, and Gillian Anderson’s Unyielding Power

By Devin McGrath-Conwell

During my first semester of college I met an English exchange student named Mabel. I have many fond memories of conversations with her, and one in particular rose to the top of my mind recently as I watched season four of Netflix’s The Crown (2016-) and Gillian Anderson’s performance as Margaret Thatcher… Continue reading “The Crown” (2016-), Margaret Thatcher, and Gillian Anderson’s Unyielding Power

Alfred Hitchcock, My Mother, & “Rebecca” (1940)

By Devin McGrath-Conwell

One of my favorite quotes about filmmaking comes from Alfred Hitchock: “There is no terror in the bang, only in the anticipation of it.” It is a statement that sheds light on his filmmaking style, an approach that was defined by the act of unsettling viewers by giving them just enough information… Continue reading Alfred Hitchcock, My Mother, & “Rebecca” (1940)