The Pale Blue Eye
West Point, New York, 1830. When a cadet at the burgeoning military academy is found hanged with his heart cut out, the top brass summons former New York City constable Augustus Landor to investigate. While attempting to solve this grisly mystery, the reluctant detective engages the help of one of the cadets: a strange but brilliant young fellow by the name of Edgar Allan Poe.
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"Henry Melling’s eccentric depiction of Edgar Allen Poe in this #whodunnit definitely kept me interested! The mysterious gruesome murder hooked me from the start, & the picturesque but bleak, chilly, snowy, #gothic atmosphere turned even more #macabre when #occultism & dark magic began to factor into the mystery of it all. ⭐️⭐️⭐️ Overall, I thought this was an #intriguing, slow-burning #mystery that was worth sticking with because it delivered a couple of very nice, unexpected #twists near the end. 👍🏾👍🏾 "
"This movie makes you feel like you’re stepping foot into an Edgar Allan Poe poem! Appropriate, seeing as Edgar Allan Poe is one of the central characters. It’s creepy and suspenseful and I loved it. Christian Bale is wonderful, as always, as Landor but it was Harry Melling who surprised me by giving a stirring performance of the macabre poet himself. As for the plot, I thoroughly enjoyed the mystery of who killed Leroy Fry until I got to “the ending.” I say that with quotes because when it looked like the mystery was all wrapped up there was still 30 minutes left!!! And then I was hit with an enormous plot twist I absolutely didn’t see coming, which is saying something because I can usually sniff out a twist even if I can’t put my finger on the exact details of it. This twist was so well executed and it made me want to sit down and watch the whole film all over again and that is what moved this movie from 4 stars to 5 stars for me! I urge you to go watch it!!!"
"A whodunnit set at the US Military Academy in the early 1800’s. Took a really unexpected detour before a heartbreaking ending. Couple standouts: Harry Melling, who plays a young Edgar Allan Poe, is really good. And, it was so good to see the Robert Duvall cameo. If you can make it through the first hour, it then gets kinda crazy. "
"I didn’t love it yet didn’t hate it. Would I watch it again? No. "
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