The Killing ★★★½

Sometimes I wonder why I bother. As soon I started watching this I had that feeling that I’d seen it before, and sure enough I had, but i carried on since like so many films I’ve ticked as ‘watched’ i couldn’t really remember it. But in a moment of clarity provoked by the great Garry Shandling documentary, maybe I shouldn’t be attached to the memory so I won’t sweat it. 

Anyway I was glad I rewatched this noir classic if only for Stirling Hayden, who carries off a world weary toughness and the saddest eyes in noir.