Shadow of a Doubt

Shadow of a Doubt ★★★★

Masterfully built into three specific acts, the first two of which are quite deliberately slow in order to set in the characters, the third really fast and full of insidious moments that utterly upend the fairly quaint tone before. I really loved the lead performance from Teresa Wright in this film - she’s excellent in this - and the character is a delight too (initially bright and cheerful, then as suspiciousness sets in she becomes more inquisitive and her agency really propelled the plot). It does feel like there’s about four scenes or parts of conversations that are missing and it’s hard to buy the romance when we get to know very little about the Male love interest, but otherwise this is another classic Hitchcock.