Serbian Bake Sale

Serbian torta rolls, plus ethnic cookies like nut or pineapple kifle by the pound from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday in St. Stephen Serbian Orthodox Church (177 Weber Road, Lackawanna). 823-2846.


Alfred Hitchcock is front and center again in pop culture with today’s opening of “Hitchcock” and the recent HBO movie, “The Girl. For some of us though, he’s always there. Here is a very subjective list of five Hitchcock films to watch.

“The Birds” (1963). Modern horror films could learn a lesson or two in conveying real terror from this environmental cautionary tale. With Tippi Hedren.

“Rear Window” (1954). Confined to his apartment with a broken leg, James Stewart finds plenty of trouble outside his window. An elegant Grace Kelly adds to the scenery.

“Rebecca” (1940). It’s not “classic” Hitch, but this Oscar winner is moody and mysterious. Joan Fontaine and Laurence Olivier make a handsome couple; Judith Anderson is the creepy housekeeper in this adaptation of Daphne du Maurier’s gothic romance.

“Shadow of a Doubt” (1943). Charming small-town America is visited by an equally charming serial killer in what Hitch has called his favorite of his films.

“Vertigo” (1958). Two of Hitch’s favorite actors – Stewart and Kim Novak – star in this poetic and languid story of obsession.

– Toni Ruberto