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Cloak And Dagger Review


Weak
I love spy movies, honestly. Too bad then that Fritz Lang's Cloak and Dagger has all the thrills of a merry-go-round. Gary Cooper is woefully miscast as an American superspy -- considering Cooper doesn't even have the emotional presence to be able to raise his eyebrows, it's hard to feel for either his mission (investigating German A-bomb capabilities during WWII) or his romantic dalliance (with a mysterious yet ultimately pedestrian Lilli Palmer). Sure enough, we're stabbed in the back.

Imitation Of Life (1959) Review


OK
Douglas Sirk's Imitation of Life sadly doesn't hold a candle to the 1934 original, which spoke to the difficulties of single parenting, race relations, and American entrepreneurship. By making lead Lora (Lana Turner) an actress instead of a pancake magnate, Sirk's film is robbed of much of the story's charm, turning this into some strange rendition of Mommie Dearest.

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