Movie Diary 7/28/2014

The Darjeeling Limited (Wes Anderson, 2007). Time to look at this film again and see whether I’d like it more than I did when it was released. No, about the same – still charmed, not quite convinced.

A Letter to Three Wives (Joseph L. Mankiewicz, 1949). Not much to improve with this inventive Oscar-winner. The evening hijacked by radio drama is a classic, and the ensemble (including Thelma Ritter in her first really sizable role) is in tune.

The October Man (Roy Baker, 1947). Eric Ambler wrote this small-scale but very nifty suspense picture. John Mills plays a chap with a head injury who gets dragged into a “wrong man” scenario involving the woman who lives next door at the boarding house. The reliable Baker executes the shadowplay nicely.


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