The Night of the Hunter ★★★★½

went to a mystery screening tonight and when the opening credits started playing, i couldn't contain my excitement. this works on so many levels for so many reasons, even the occasional hokeyness adds a new layer to the sickly dark humor. but it's the cinematography and unusual directing that kicks this up a notch, and as a result, it transcends

this might be one of the best films ever made

"i can feel myself gettin' awful mad. i'm out of patience, children. i'm coming to find you now."