Double Indemnity

Double Indemnity ★★★★★

That brief period where Wilder seemed to be out of fashion among younger critics for being "a writer first and director second" sure seems even more ridiculous in immediate retrospect, doesn't it? An excoriating noir not among the underworld but in high-society, where the real amoral money hounds live. Every shot is perfectly framed to make upper-middle-class homes look like desiccated, heavily contested battlegrounds.

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