Double Indemnity

Double Indemnity ★★★★½

Snarling, duplicitous good fun. I watched it with my 14-year old daughter, who described it as “feeling like a classic noir even though I don’t really know what noir is.” When you watch this, it feels so familiar from the endless riffs on its hallmark characteristics—the voice over, the femme fatale, the tough guy talk, the double-crosses—and yet somehow it _still_ feels surprising, and not just on a first watch for a teenager, but on the umpteenth watch for a dad as well. Just remarkable.

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