I rewatched M last year, Mark M For Murder,
and was so struck by how modern it still seemed, not just thematically
but visually as a thriller, I decided it would be perfect to show at the
film club. And I was right. To see it on the big screen was a
revelation. Watching it the way it was intended to be seen intensified
its effect tenfold. It traps an audience as inexorably as the mob closes
in on Hans Becker. There's nowhere to escape. A classic not embalmed in
another time or place but still a live issue, a cinematic time-bomb.