I wish I hadn't known Vivien Leigh had auditioned for the movie, because I kept picturing her (with Olivier ) and it detracted from Fontaine's performance. She'd have made the perfect Rebecca though. Anyways, I loved the movie and damn, that production design perfectly added to the atmosphere of the movie.
Compulsion (1959). I think I saw this when I was younger, but it really needed a rewatch (as does the other Leopold and Loeb-inspired Rope). Just… damn. What a well-crafted, bleak and unsettling film. Stockwell, Dillman and Welles are quite brilliant in their Cannes winning roles -- Welles especially brings some good levity to the courtroom proceedings. It's a shame Dillman didn't go on to bigger things, he's incredibly chilling here. The cinematography is striking and there are some very memorable shots (one posted above). One of the best of the year.
10 Rillington Place- sweet jesus!!! Attenborough and especially John Hurt are amazing here. Incredibly well done movie that left me deeply unsettled and even more pissed off. This one will be on my mind for a while. 8.5/10
Scarface (1932). Man, those early talkies, just before the Hays Code came into play, were so fucking good. I can't even imagine what it must've felt like seeing this film on its release. Riveting, powerful, gruelling stuff, wasn't expecting it to be so visually strong either, you can see the the early makings of film noir all over this.