Monthly Archives: October 2015

I Found It At The Movies: The Book

Currently, I’m in the midst of writing a novel, polishing a script, and doing a podcast, which you can find on iTunes, Google Play and Soundcloud. Not to mention my own website! What I’d like to do is put all … Continue reading

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My Review of ‘High Sierra’ (1941)

In this early example of the heist film as noir, a fellow named Big Mac (no relation to the burger, I assume) wants to rob jewelry from a posh Palm Springs resort. But not alone. He wants Roy Earle (played … Continue reading

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My Review of ‘The Lady from Shanghai’ (1947)

The fact that the making of this film involved quite a bit of back-and-forth between Orson Welles and the studio doesn’t particularly surprise this reviewer. For one thing, the beginning is sl-o-o-o-w. Michael O’Hara (played by Orson Welles, as if … Continue reading

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My Review of ‘Touch of Evil’ (1958)

Touch of Evil is not only one of the finest examples of film noir, but among the last movies of that genre or style to be released in the declining years after film noir’s Golden Age. The movie famously starts … Continue reading

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MOVIE REVIEW | ***BOND WEEK*** Casino Royale (1967)

Originally posted on Bored and Dangerous:
“You can’t shoot me! I have a very low threshold of death. My doctor says I can’t have bullets enter my body at any time”. When I decided I was going to do a…

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My Review of ‘Kansas City Confidential’ (1952)

This film noir starts off with a documentary-style opening, in which the viewer is informed that the story could be based on confidential files of the city. That city being, in this case, Kansas City. The important thing is that … Continue reading

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A Brief Pause in Reviews

Hello all! There will be a brief pause in my reviews, as I will need time to recuperate from an event, which I’ve already been to by the time you read this. However, I would like to take this opportunity … Continue reading

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My Review of ‘In a Lonely Place’ (1950)

This movie presents Humphrey Bogart in possibly his most intriguing role. Bogart plays Dix Steele, a down-on-his-luck screenwriter with a hair trigger temper. His long-suffering agent, Mel (played by Art Smith), talks him into adapting a book into a movie. … Continue reading

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My Review of ‘Ministry of Fear’ (1944)

I’ll warn you right off that this review is rife with spoilers. The plot is way too complicated to discuss coherently without them. In any case, remember, you were warned. This film starts with the main character, Stephen Neale (played by … Continue reading

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My Review of ‘Sunset Boulevard’ (1950)

Joe Gillis (played by William Holden) is a failed, debt-ridden Hollywood screenwriter, who turns into the wrong driveway when his car has a flat. He wanders into the clutches of Norma Desmond (played deliciously by Gloria Swanson), a has-been from … Continue reading

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