Monthly Archives: November 2015

The Saturday Matinee: End of Noirvember

Being the huge movie fan that I am, I’m going to start posting my Saturday Matinee movies on this blog. In this way, I can mix in classic film along with my reviews. This week, I have Part Six of … Continue reading

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Happy Thanksgiving!

I lieu of a film review today, I’d just like to wish you all a very happy Thanksgiving! Don’t eat too much turkey, and enjoy a good movie — Thanksgiving or otherwise! 🙂

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My Review of ‘Chinatown’ (1974)

This movie may be one of the most cited, adored, and/or iconic examples of the neo-noir film. It takes place in 1930s Los Angeles, shortly before film noir originally became a thing. In that way, it works on many levels … Continue reading

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More About Film Noir’s Roots in Print

I’ve previously noted that film noir has its roots in the book world. Such authors as Dashiell Hammett, Raymond Chandler, William Faulkner, and James M. Cain all made contributions to the genre. If you’d like to read more about how … Continue reading

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Is the Femme Fatale a Feminist Concept?

With film noir, movie lovers became familiar with the “femme fatale”. These fatal women were essential to the plots of such movies as Double Indemnity, The Postman Always Rings Twice, and Out of the Past. However, not all film noir … Continue reading

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A Review of ‘White Night’

In lieu of posting a movie review or film short, I’d like to direct your attention to this video game review from Paste Magazine. It’s called White Night Review: Black Hat, and here’s an excerpt from it. Film noir, besides being about hard-boiled detectives … Continue reading

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‘The Strange Love of Martha Ivers’ – Part Three

As you may recall, I’ve been running in several parts this film noir, The Strange Love of Martha Ivers. Seems like a great way to usher in #Noirvember, doesn’t it? This particular film is in the public domain. A thing … Continue reading

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Film Noir Defined

While some refer to film noir as a genre, others argue that it’s a style of film, one that borrows liberally from other established film genres. Throughout the decades, critics have made numerous attempts to nail down a definition of … Continue reading

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Part Two of ‘The Strange Love of Martha Ivers’

As you know from last week, Martha Ivers was a cat lover who lived with a really horrid woman who … well, you saw what happened. But if you didn’t, don’t worry. You can see Part One of The Strange … Continue reading

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