Tag Archive: noir

Retro Review: ‘Mona Lisa’

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When a man a gruff, working class, low-level member of the underworld is forced to work with a beautiful, cultured high-priced call girl, you have two people who have nothing in common forced… Continue reading

Retro Review: ‘Bad Day at Black Rock’

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It had been years since a train stopped in the small town of Black Rock. The passenger who got off the train is someone who will bring to light the town’s greatest secret… Continue reading

Greatest Movie Detectives

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The “detective story” is a staple of fiction across the entire pop culture landscape. From television to books to comics and of course film. Every good mystery needs a good detective, and the… Continue reading

Classic Scene: The Wheelchair Scene

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The Wheelchair Scene Kiss of Death (1947) Directed by Henry Hathaway The Scene: Notorious hitman Tommy Udo (Richard Widmark) calmly enters the apartment of a wheelchair bound old woman. The sociopathic killer is… Continue reading

Noirvember Review: ‘The Tattooed Stranger’

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

Noirvember Review: ‘Pitfall’

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

Noirvember Review: Nightmare Alley

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

Noirvember: ‘Greatest Femme Fatales’

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Now that we celebrate the month of Noirvember it is fitting that we celebrate one of the great hallmarks of the genre, the femme fatale. These women are far from the damsels in… Continue reading

Noirvember Review: Border Incident

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

Retro Review: ‘His Kind of Woman’

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By 1951, film noir was set in stone as a solid genre of filmdom and famed eccentric millionaire Howard Hughes wanted in on the act. As the owner of RKO, he turned to… Continue reading