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  • The Bat Whispers

    The Bat Whispers

    ★★

    There are some really stunning shots in this, but I must admit I lost interest fairly early on. The comedy and acting was far too broad for my tastes.

  • In a Lonely Place

    In a Lonely Place

    ★★★★★

    Still perfect, still gorgeous and devastating. Gloria Grahame is exquisite and Bogart is at the top of his game.

    I first saw it about a year ago; watching it the second time around I was able to really luxuriate in every moment. And I was lucky enough to catch it on the big screen: magic.

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  • On Dangerous Ground

    On Dangerous Ground

    ★★★★½

    I knew I was going to love this right from the start. Sometimes I just get that feeling; everything seems right.
    This is a film of two parts, the first being an excellent study of the dark heart of the city. It's a beautiful start, like a textbook of noir, with some great dialogue too. It shows Robert Ryan's character struggling with loneliness, rage, and rank cynicism, drowning in the darker side of human nature that he comes into contact…

  • The More the Merrier

    The More the Merrier

    ★★★★★

    Why am I wasting my time watching any film that does not have Jean Arthur in it?

    A scrumptious sugarpuff of a film in the best possible way: I adored it. Jean Arthur is absolute magic. She has such a talent for comedy, both physically and in her delivery, and I love everything about her. She looks so cute here, too - in her work outfits, in her stripey pyjamas, and that supercute playsuit when she's up on the roof!…