Double Indemnity

Double Indemnity ★★★★★

100-word review: Insurance representative Walter partakes in the seductive Phyllis' plot to murder her husband in an insurance fraud scheme. This is how you pull off the protagonist's narrated retrospect storytelling device. A perfect suspenseful discrepancy between present-day Walter, and Walter at the beginning of the retrospect. Walter's character is good. Phyllis' character is good. Put the two together, and they're amazing. Their chemistry must be one of the best in movie history, chiefly because it's not simply a linear rise in romance or intensity, but a rollercoaster ride of fluctuating levels of interest, trust, and passion. Always dynamic, continuously shifting.

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