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  • Cry Vengeance

    Cry Vengeance

    ★★

    Another plodding noir. Dull writing and direction, poor acting, badly paced. So little imagination went into this that at one point someone actually says "4321" as a phone number. I mean, come on!

  • Only Angels Have Wings

    Only Angels Have Wings

    ★★½

    This is like three different movies fighting in a sack and none of them winning. And, dare I say it, miscast. I know, I'm a horrible person.

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  • The More the Merrier

    The More the Merrier

    ★★★★★

    Why am I wasting my time watching any film that does not have Jean Arthur in it?

    A scrumptious sugarpuff of a film in the best possible way: I adored it. Jean Arthur is absolute magic. She has such a talent for comedy, both physically and in her delivery, and I love everything about her. She looks so cute here, too - in her work outfits, in her stripey pyjamas, and that supercute playsuit when she's up on the roof!…

  • In a Lonely Place

    In a Lonely Place

    ★★★★★

    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.