The Red Shoes (1948, UK, Powell & Pressburger)
You never know what you’re going to get with Powell and Pressburger, only that it will be unforgettable. I’m almost afraid to start viewing one of their movies. It’s like standing on the doorstep of a dream world that is going to suck you in from the first step you take, and then it’s all out of your control. The images don’t go away, ever. Watched it all.
Million Dollar Weekend (1948, USA, Raymond)
I don’t know why, but one of the surest signs that I’m about to watch a bad movie is that it opens with uninspired shots of tall city buildings. Next scene is typically some guy behind a big office desk. Watched: 5 minutes.
The Man from Colorado (1948, USA, Levin)
With the Civil War over, Glenn Ford hopes the killing is over too, but it has gone into his blood, turned him rotten, a murderer. As the new judge of anytown, Colorado, his justice is a cold justice, without pity. Watched it all.
Kiss the Blood Off My Hands (1948, USA, Foster)
Burt Lancaster kills a guy, then starts stalking some random woman. Creepy! But, these two being the stars of the movie, he’s not really a bad guy, and she kind of likes it. Watched: 19 minutes.