| Original Score: 4/5
Few movies make you feel dirtier, and so perversely grateful for the pleasure.
| Original Score: 5/5
A highly polished and debonair whodunit.
Less a crime film than a study in levels of obsession, Laura is one of those classic works that leave their subject matter behind and live on the strength of their seductive style.
A hypnotic and deathlessly interpretable experience.
Gene Tierney makes an appealing figure as the art executive and Vincent Price is convincing as a weak-willed ne'er-do-well.
The plot is deliberately perfunctory, the people deliciously perverse, and the mise-en-scène radical.
The picture on the whole is close to being a top-drawer mystery.
The materials of a B-grade crime potboiler are redeemed by Waldo Lydecker, walking through every scene as if afraid to step in something.
| Original Score: 4/4