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  • The Verdict

    The Verdict

    ★★★★

    Me watching The Verdict: is that doctor the one blonde guy from Kiss Me Deadly, a movie I did not pay very good attention during?

    The movie: hell yeah it is

    Me watching any Ward Bond movie: uhhhhhh...is that him

    The movie: no!!!! why can't you recognize that man!!!!

  • The Girl in the Red Velvet Swing

    The Girl in the Red Velvet Swing

    ★★★

    I'm interested in learning more about the actual murder trial and specifically the accusations made against Stanford White, so I will likely update this review with some more information and my thoughts on that. As it is, I will be taking the film's story at face value for the review.

    I have a very high tolerance for these bloated 1950s melodramas. Give me some nice looking technicolor and some pining, and I'll enjoy it at least a little. "The Girl…

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  • They Won't Believe Me

    They Won't Believe Me

    ★★★½

    Fun and pulpy noir-adjacent drama that knows what it is and knows exactly what it's doing.

  • Merrily We Go to Hell

    Merrily We Go to Hell

    ★★★½

    Thank you to Erik for the recommendation!

    I'm having the best time watching Dorothy Arzner's movies. While this one wasn't as good as "Craig's Wife", I still liked it a lot and thought it had a lot of really interesting things to say, even if some of them weren't fully explored.

    This was my first Sylvia Sidney movie, and I'm really excited to explore more of her filmography, because I loved her here. She expressed such raw emotion, and really…