Thank God for Turner Classic Movies. This film is a fun, clever jaunt through a light-noir story of a blind private eye and his helpful dog Friday. Edward Arnold plays the main character with an avuncular wit that shows why he was one of the great character actors of the early twentieth century.
France has let loose some excellent horror films in the past decade. Last year’s Martyrs, by Pascal Laugier, was said to be the cream of the crop. The story follows Lucie, who as a girl was held captive and beaten and tortured mercilessly for years. She finally escapes, but her captors and their motives were never discovered.