Watched by Eamon 26 Oct 2021
I wanted to love this, but it is just Ratatouille for guys who hate their dads.
★★★½ Rewatched by Eamon 26 Oct 2021
That pool scene is still sensational! Overall a mostly satisfying sequel.
★★½ Watched by Eamon 26 Oct 2021
I did not love this since the constant shouting in the precinct.
★★★★ Watched by Eamon 26 Oct 2021
Lancaster, Douglas, and Scott are equally magnetic in this hard-boiled noir. The old gangster pals trading insults are a hoot to watch. And I was happy to see the big lug - Mike Mazurki - from Murder, My Sweet.
I love the subversive themes in this creepy Val Lewton Production. I can’t believe this film bombed at the box office.
★★★½ Watched by Eamon 25 Oct 2021
While not my favorite film by Anthony Mann, but Barbara Stanwyck’s searing performance is the highlight of this melodramatic Western.
★★★ Watched by Eamon 25 Oct 2021
Although at first they work, the dread and hopelessness become redundant. Certainly one of the few occasions, when the sequel surpasses the original.
★★★★★ Rewatched by Eamon 25 Oct 2021
For a debut, the Coen Brothers were way ahead of their time. Simple Blood sets the bar high for witty dialogue, while showcasing the Coen Brothers’ knowledge and love of noir films.
★★★★ Rewatched by Eamon 25 Oct 2021
I Love revisiting this insane gem.
★★½ Watched by Eamon 25 Oct 2021
Some great shots and ideas can not save the film from its clunky script, and disappointing screenplay.
★★★★ Watched by Eamon 25 Oct 2021
Bela Lugosi, and cinematographer Karl Freund’s unique manipulation of perspective, cement Tod Browning's horror as an iconic adaptation.
★★★★★ Watched by Eamon 24 Oct 2021
Robert Ryan’s tragic and brooding performance is nothing short of remarkable. The prolific director Robert Wise shoots the boxing scenes with a modern flair for 1949.
Thanks to my Letterboxd mutuals for encouraging me to check this out!