Shoutout to @classicreviews for the recommendation.
Hitchcock's first feature length film, and it's far from his best. The film is unique for it's time, in that it's mostly done with an orange tint. There are some scenes that have a blue tint, and there's another scene towards the end where it has a purple tint. Ivor Novello gives a decent performance in this as the titular lodger. Despite all the pros listed above, this film is not as suspenseful as Hitchcock films usually are. It's extremely tame in comparison.
Next, let's talk about the ending. I knew that The Lodger wasn't going to be The Avenger, because that's way too obvious for a Hitchcock picture. However, the twist ended…