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  • Shock

    Shock

    ★★½

    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    One star for Vincent Price, one star for Lynn Bari, half a star for everything else.

    I don't know if I've ever seen a picture where the protagonists get practically no screen time and both stars are the antagonists.

    This felt like lazily-done riff on MY NAME IS JULIA ROSS (1945) with a sprinkling of SPELLBOUND (1945).

    The plot is not *bad*: Janet Stewart (Anabel Shaw) waits at a hotel for her husband Paul (Frank Latimore) who she believed had…

  • M

    M

    ★★★½

    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    As far as remakes go, Joseph Losey's remake of Fritz Lang's 1931 thriller is an excellent example. Though I can say with little doubt I prefer the original, Joseph Losey's Americanization and noir-ization of the disturbing Weimar-era story is exceedingly well done.

    David Wayne as the killer captures the same kind of pathetic, primal fear that Peter Lorre does in the original, but ultimately fails to come off as creepy anywhere near as effectively as Lorre does.

    Losey's M is…

  • Touch of Evil

    Touch of Evil

    ★★★★★

    1998 reconstructed version.

  • Touch of Evil

    Touch of Evil

    ★★★★★

    1976 re-discovered preview version.