To Have & To Hold
This noir thriller from Graham Chaffee (Good Dog) is a hard-boiled journey to the darker regions of the American Dream and of married life. Set during the Cuban Missile Crisis, the banality of Lonnie and Kate Ross' marriage goes on as Kate looks outside her marriage for satisfaction and Lonnie's suspicions of his wife's infidelity lead him down a deadly road of paranoia and violence. Possession, jealousy, lust, and betrayal - the classic ingredients for a rocky marriage in an America on the verge of nuclear apocalypse are all present. Masterfully paced and drawn, To Have and To Hold captures the pulpy, nocturnal atmosphere of classic noir.