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Thursday, January 28, 2021

"Games" (1967)

A stylish neo-noir thriller set in the hip mod world of late ‘60s Manhattan. James Caan and Katherine Ross are a chic wealthy couple who encounter a mysterious woman (Simone Signoret) and begin a series of cat and mouse mindgames just for the thrlll of it. And like the saying goes, “it’s all fun and games until someone gets hurt”. Cue the blood. There are lots of twists and shocks amongst the fashionable trappings (these folks’ Upper East Side townhouse is awash in Segals, Warhols, and Fornasettis), and Caan and Ross look like a Vogue fashion spread. If you’re a student of French Cinema then you might see the surprise ending coming thru the Lincoln Tunnel in a snazzy sports car (the casting of Signoret is the dead give-away, pun intended), but otherwise, it’s a kicky goose-pimply ride. 

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