Tag Archive: crime

Noirvember Review: ‘This Gun For Hire’

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In 1936, Paramount purchased the movie rights to the latest work from acclaimed British writer Graham Greene, This Gun for Sale, which they retitled This Gun for Hire. Pre-production started new and abruptly… Continue reading

Noirvember Review: The Narrow Margin

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While the era of train travel may be over, it made for a truly great set piece in a variety of movies. The idea of a confined space moving at a fast speed… Continue reading

Noirvember Review: ‘Act of Violence’

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One of the themes explored during the era of film noir was the very topical idea of how the Second World War had affected those who fought on the battlefield. Sure the men… Continue reading

Unexplained Mysteries: Unsolved Death of Cindy James

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The life Cindy James led was one that was completely ordinary by all accounts. A divorced nurse turned pre-school administrator, James called the suburbs of Vancouver British Columbia home. In 1982, her seemingly… Continue reading

Retro Review: ‘Mr. No Legs’

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If there is one cause I am passionate about it is film preservation. Throughout the 100+ years of the artform so many movies from so many eras and genres are now lost and… Continue reading

Noirvember Review: ‘Woman on the Run’

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Every November fans of cinema celebrate one of the mediums most influential periods, the era of the film noir. This movement from the 1940’s through the 1950’s, presented audiences with edgy pulp crime… Continue reading

Noirvember Review: ‘The Woman in the Window’

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Every November fans of cinema celebrate one of the mediums most influential periods, the era of the film noir. This movement from the 1940’s through the 1950’s, presented audiences with edgy pulp crime… Continue reading

New York Crime Films of the 70s

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During the 1970’s New York gained a reputation for being infamous for being a crime infested hellscape. Filled with desolate subway stations, dark alleyways, and the cheap neon glow of seedy businesses the… Continue reading

Movie Review: ‘Widows’ (Second Opinion)

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    You can read Gfunk’s review right here! Plot:  After her criminal husband Harry (Liam Neeson) is killed in a robbery gone wrong, Harry’s widow Veronica (Viola Davis) is devastated.  Things worsen when… Continue reading

Noirvember Review: ‘D.O.A.’

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Every November fans of classic cinema celebrate one of the great genres of filmdom, the film noir. These beloved films ensure fans get their fill of; gritty streets, tough detectives, mysterious femme fatales,… Continue reading