I enjoyed this one so much! It's enormous fun, the gags come thick and fast, and I loved the inventiveness of the table/house stuff.
AND you get to see Buster in his undies. You better believe I slow-mo-ed that shit. Thanks youtube.
For such a short running time this builds a nice feeling of dread. The ending was good but I wanted to know more and it could easily have been expanded into a longer film.
It seems I am incapable of not being flippant in my reviews, sadly, but since I watched this last night I have not been able to stop thinking about the fact that the woman in this wears her pants over her tights. Over her tights.
Still perfect, still gorgeous and devastating. Gloria Grahame is exquisite and Bogart is at the top of his game.
I first saw it about a year ago; watching it the second time around I was able to really luxuriate in every moment. And I was lucky enough to catch it on the big screen: magic.
I knew I was going to love this right from the start. Sometimes I just get that feeling; everything seems right.
This is a film of two parts, the first being an excellent study of the dark heart of the city. It's a beautiful start, like a textbook of noir, with some great dialogue too. It shows Robert Ryan's character struggling with loneliness, rage, and rank cynicism, drowning in the darker side of human nature that he comes into contact…