Vertigo ★★★★½

Contrary to what critics polled in "Sight & Sound" say, "Vertigo" is not better than "Citizen Kane". It's not even Alfred Hitchcock's best film, but it might be the most "Hitchcock" movie Hitchcock ever made. Critics love it because the film speaks to their obsessive personalities. Filmmakers love "Citizen Kane" because of its daring innovations, which continue to inspire the creative to this day. The influence of "Vertigo" should not be downplayed, though. Without it, we likely wouldn't have many great films by the likes of David Lynch, Brian De Palma, and Steven Spielberg, or not as we know them at least.