Laura (Preminger, 1944): RADA, Malet St, WC1E 7JN, 4pm
New Statesman film critic Ryan Gilbey wrote a love-letter of a review of
this classic film noir in a recent issue of the magazine. He said:
'This is no ordinary flick we're talking about. This is the sort of
movie you see once, it changes you forever. Sent my head spinning it
did, faster than a turntable cranked by "Goose" Gossage
on a caffeine jag. Felt like I'd been bashed on the nut with a bottle
of Black Pony -- the same one that turns up in Laura's drinks cabinet
after she's been bumped off.
Don't get me wrong. I may have been a green teen but I'd seen a few
films noir before. Nothing like Laura, though. Nothing so twisted.
Nothing that left me feeling as clammy as a clam in a clambake. You'd
have to be on the wrong end of a Mob hit, five fathoms deep and with a
bullet in your frontal lobe, not to notice something very fishy is up
in the movie's world of creepy guys and shifty gals.'
You can read his review in full here.
There's another great review in Little White Lies by Matthew Thrift here.
Suffice to say you should go and see it. And before you do, the trailer is here.