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  • Beat the Devil

    Beat the Devil


    Beat the Devil is special. It's almost the antithesis of the earlier Huston/Bogart/Lorre collaboration - The Maltese Falcon.

    It feels European, not just because of the beautiful Italian locations. There's a big spirit of improvisation. Truman Capote was apparently writing the script day to day while production was underway. A lot of the film is just these cool cats hanging around and riffing. Robert Morley is king.

    The Oswald Morris cinematography is stunning on the 4K restored BFI Blu-ray. And…

  • Fire in the Sky

    Fire in the Sky


    2 stars for that one incredible scene. The rest is completely forgettable.

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