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Ratings & Reviews

  1. Samuel T.'s rating of the film Return from the Ashes

    Funny, I didn't realize until I started watching that it's based on the same novel Petzold's PHOENIX derives from, but this is a completely different ride, all mystery-suspense-thriller-over-the-top-drama, and it's a lot of fun to watch this deceptive tale of lust and greed. Ingrid Thulin is riveting and powerful and beautiful as always (obviously). Another lost British gem.

  2. Jaspar Lamar Crabb's rating of the film Return from the Ashes

    One of those gems from the '60s (FIVE MILES TO MIDNIGHT is another) that somehow got buried...perhaps lacking the art house appeal of the Losey/Pinter films?

  3. Martin Wilson's rating of the film Return from the Ashes

    It starts at night, with Ingrid Thulin on a train. There's a young boy. Arriving in a town, she goes to a hotel. Sound familiar? The first third of this film is a Bergmanesque drama. It then morphs into Vertigo-like suspense and then for its final act, becomes a forerunner of Sleuth's murder games. The film has been criticized for this. I think Thompson's control is faultless, stylistically reminding me of Polanski.