Now, Voyager (1942)

It seems as though the more time that passes, the dustier the cover gets. Just when I thought I’d seen everything worth watching at the video store (yes, some still exist) I came across this hidden gem. It was categorized as an old favorite, which surprised me because I’d never heard of it. Research revealed it had been popular upon release.

Beyond the deliciously twisted plot, (in the same psychological vein as Gaslight.) it’s a treat to see such long continuous shots, rather than the choppiness of modern film. Such timing further enhances performances also not seen much anymore. With awards becoming such a staple of cinematic culture, the art of nuance seems lost.

Fortunately, whether brooding or enigmatic, this movie captures the predicaments that might or might not outweigh a journey of self- discovery.

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