Bunny Lake Is Missing ★★★★½

Preminger's B&W scope tour-de-force is absolutely insane. The first half is aesthetically superior to the second in its control and balance, its discrete parcelling out of information and masterful use of ellipses, which makes its second have jarring to say the least––but it's appropriate for what this film becomes. The film becomes as demented as one of its characters. Olivier is underused, easily the finest in the cast (although I suppose Coward is supposed to be a little over the top), and it's a shame he nearly disappears in the second half.