BEYOND THE FOREST (King Vidor, 1949)

“Nobody’s as good as Bette when she’s bad” — promotion for this film Although she hated it, Bette Davis gives an astounding performance—rich, alert, finely modulated, beautifully balancing selfishness and an aching desire for a better life so that neither exists to justify the other—as Rosa Moline, the restless wife of a Wisconsin mill town […]