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  • The File on Thelma Jordon

    The File on Thelma Jordon

    ★★★

    A Robert Siodmak noir that has many parallels in story, character and cast to Double Indemnity but lacks that film's perfectly written structure, crisp dialogue and well defined, charismatic characters. Certainly, it's unfair to compare the two films, but when there are so many obvious echos, it becomes unavoidable. The biggest issue that TFoTJ has is the absolutely muddled script which lacks sharpness, clarity and any engaging characters. Wendell Corey is unsympathetic, and frankly unlikable, right out of the gate…

  • The Suspect

    The Suspect

    ★★★½

    A very Hitchcockian type thriller ably directed by Robert Siodmak with an excellent performance by Charles Laughton who is both likable and sympathetic as the titular lead. Henry Daniell also puts in a memorable turn as yet another despicable character.

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  • The Warriors

    The Warriors

    ★★★★★

    Perfectly paced, great costumes and awesome atmosphere thanks in large part to the Barry Devorzon synth score. No matter how many times I watch, it never gets old.

  • Berberian Sound Studio

    Berberian Sound Studio

    ★★★½

    If Barton Fink was a sound engineer...