Douglas Johnson

Douglas Johnson

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Favorite films

  • The Awful Truth
  • Mulholland Drive
  • Safety Last!
  • The Great Beauty

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  • Too Late for Tears

    ★★★

  • The Woman Who Ran

    ★★★★

  • Land

    ★★★★

  • Zola

    ★★★

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  • Too Late for Tears

    Too Late for Tears

    ★★★

    Lizabeth Scott being all degrees of terrible: awful driver, awful wife, awful actress but well-cast here as a deceitful, insatiable fatale whose every mechanism is deliciously transparent. Dan Duryea is always welcome, of course!

  • Plan B

    Plan B

    ★★★½

    “Look at that, like a doppelbänger.”

    What begins like a lesser Booksmart really holds its on, to be honest. Raunchy but loving.

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  • The Awful Truth

    The Awful Truth

    This might be the most perfect comedy of remarriage ever. It's remarkably modern and sophisticated and one could see it easily transferred to the present (though God-willing no one will dare try, even if this film was a remake itself). Cary Grant fully emerges as Cary Grant with this film and Topper from the same year but it is Irene Dunne who walks away with The Awful Truth. Brilliant performance... that little lilt she does after she laughs kills me every time.

  • The Third Lover

    The Third Lover

    ★★★★

    This is a flawed but wonderful appetizer to the main course Chabrol serves at the end of the decade. His gnashing of the bourgeoisie is tantalizing but not fully formed, though the psychological thriller elements are sharp.