Ian’s review published on Letterboxd:
”It's a mistake to confuse pity with love.”
Still not totally amazed at what Kubrick does here, but it’s definitely better than his debut. It’s a weird sort of comparison because this in of itself actually feels like his directorial debut and even if it’s not totally great, it’s a start. Yet, it isn’t so it kinda makes it feel like his first “real” film and that’s just disappointing in anyway you look at it. Anyways, I’m a fan of the noir genre and although my knowledge isn’t too vast, I found myself pretty bored with this. It just was going through each trope beat by beat and I didn’t have any connection or desire for the outcome. Neither lead felt at all compelling in nature and the only really reason for my slight liking was the entire sequence at the climax of the film finally left me with a small hint of excitement. Stanley Kubrick’s Killer’s Kiss didn’t do to much for me, but I’m sure if I look back after seeing the rest of his filmography, I could see some hints from his past film experience.
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