Alfred Hitchcock’s ‘The Birds’ — still strange after all these years

By any standard of any era in movie history, Alfred Hitchcock’s “The Birds” is a very odd concoction. What begins as a half-baked romantic comedy — about a San Francisco heiress (Tippi Hedren) and a mother-smothered newspaper publisher (Rod Taylor) — makes a left turn about 40 minutes in, and becomes an end-of-the-world horror film about […] [Read More]