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77 54% A Time to Love and a Time to Die (1958) - Rated 13 Apr 2024
"The film relies too much on the sentimental and humanist ideal where people are inherently good, and where goodness resides in us all unless it’s poisoned by something like Nazism. This radiates to the characters that are one-dimensional; either good, evil and/or damaged by the war experience. While a commendable effort to extend sympathy towards the ordinary German with a humane depiction of social and emotional conditions, the film makes a caricature out of its own purpose."
75 38% Gaslight (1940) - Rated 05 Apr 2024
"The main setup works and develops nicely until the final fourth where it loses its finesse. Overall a lesser film compared to its American remake."
73 27% I Wake Up Screaming (1941) - Rated 29 Mar 2024
"Tries to be too serious and achieve too much in under 90 minutes. Doesn’t even have a camp intrigue which is a shame."
75 38% The Stendhal Syndrome (1996) - Rated 13 Mar 2024
"Quite faithful to the style of Argento at his best, but suffers from various liberties taken. Not sure about the plot-development, either."
75 38% Magnificent Obsession (1954) - Rated 11 Mar 2024
"There’s too much pathetic load to get past. The emotional engineering and liberal use of plot-devices is unfortunately present from the beginning to the extent that nothing in between it and the end can provide any satisfaction. Very professional, though."
45 4% Marriage Today (1950) - Rated 22 Feb 2024
80 73% There's Always Tomorrow (1956) - Rated 20 Feb 2024
"Character dynamics are Sirk’s strength and it shows here despite the lack of colour. He manages to convey emotions and differences in personality without seeming too deliberate."
77 54% City That Never Sleeps (1953) - Rated 25 Dec 2023
"As the elements of a better film, but the narration struggles to piece everything together."
80 73% Thieves' Highway (1949) - Rated 18 Dec 2023
"Quite unusual at first, but quite engaging in the end. Conte and Cobb provide excellent performances in a ruthless mise en scène. The aggression and chaos of Conte's mission translate visually, as apples roll around, money-hungry rough men get beaten and Valentina Cortese transforms from a cold pawn into an epitome of his salvation."
76 46% Beware, My Lovely (1952) - Rated 14 Dec 2023
"There’s something psychologically titillating about the apparent sickness of Ryan’s character, which he plays well. With more development and a clearer sense of direction, there would have been potential for a low-key classic."