Touch of Evil
A stark, perverse story of murder, kidnapping, and police corruption in a Mexican border town.
“Expressionistic in the extreme, filled with shadows, angles and cinematic flourishes, the film raises the usual brooding nightmare ambiance of film noir to a level few other pictures have attempted.” – Kenneth Turan, Los Angeles Times
“Having the Touch of Evil envisioned by our most creative filmmaker, is a wondrous gift no movie lover should miss.” – Michael Wilmington, Chicago Tribue
“Indeed, just to see and hear the extraordinary 3 minute and 20 second opening sequence — a fluid tour de force tracking shot — without impediment of opening credits and street-sound-masking movie score is accomplishment enough.” – Lisa Schwarzbaum, Entertainment Weekly
“One of a few monumental 1950s swan songs marking the end of the great epoch of traditional studio filmmaking.” – Jonathan Rosenbaum, Chicago Reader
- 11/2 | 8:00PM