just watching movies
Wish this film would have leaned into the foggy mystery of the first ten minutes, and was at least as unhinged as its last 30 seconds. Everything in between just moved at a snail's pace with even more boring characters. I'm so easily pleased— a film with any semblance of atmosphere and camp is usually enough for me, but Another Man’s Poison barely offers either (which is honestly kind of a feat for a film set in the English moors and starring Bette Davis). If you must be nonsensical at least let me have fun!
A hybrid, fantastical noir melodrama that kind of exists in a strange middle-ground of not being supernatural enough, nor noir enough, but somehow working all the same. Definitely better as an initial idea than a final product! I really like this subgenre of postwar, quasi-noir films that were more influenced by supernatural elements and 40s psychiatry—they scratch a specific itch in my brain every single time.