Le Samouraï

Le Samouraï ★★★★

My first Melville is long overdue, but I’m glad I managed to witness one of the most stylish thrillers of all-time eventually. Honestly, this movie is dripping in brilliant cinematography, surrounded by some of the tightest suspense I’ve witnessed and surely the suavest lead performance ever committed to film. It’s enthralling the way Melville constructs the suspense, managing to build Le Samourai around several set-pieces, all of which are as stylish as the next. I won’t proclaim it as a masterpiece just yet, but this is what cool is about.