Monthly Archives: December 2015

A Holiday Film Noir Double Feature!

In the spirit of the holidays, this blog is taking a break until the new year! Therefore, to make up for that, here are the last two parts of The Strange Love of Martha Ivers! Enjoy! And have a very … Continue reading

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The Saturday Matinee: ‘Martha Ivers’ – Part Nine

We’re coming the home stretch on this movie! This weekend we have Part Nine of The Strange Love of Martha Ivers! And in honor of the new Star Wars movie, here’s a parody I hope you’ll like! 🙂 I’d like … Continue reading

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My Review of ‘Se7en’ (1995)

In a big anonymous city, William Somerset (played by the eminent Morgan Freeman), a police detective heading down the home stretch toward retirement is partnered with a young, idealistic, but hot-tempered new detective, David Mills (played by Brad Pitt), who … Continue reading

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My Review of ‘Kiss Kiss Bang Bang’ (2005)

This neo-noir film provides a satirical take on the classic hardboiled private eye flick. The city is L.A., of course. Harry Lockhart (played by Robert Downey, Jr.) is a two-bit thief who escapes police capture by ducking into an audition, … Continue reading

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The Saturday Matinee: Part Eight of ‘Martha Ivers’ and Her Weird Love

So … it’s Saturday again, which means it’s time for the Saturday Matinee! And more of The Strange Love of Martha Ivers. When we last left, poor Sam was about to get some bad news … among other bad things. … Continue reading

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My Review of ‘L.A. Confidential’ (1997)

This movie was loosely based on a book by James Ellroy, written with staccato sentences as if the story were told by a police dispatcher. The plot revolves around four main characters: the by-the-book Detective Sergeant Edmund Exley (played with … Continue reading

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My Review of ‘Memento’ (2000)

As both a neo-noir film and psychological thriller, Memento is nothing less than a mind-blower. The story involves two interwoven plotlines: one chronological storyline in black-and-white and one in color telling the story in reverse, as experienced by the protagonist … Continue reading

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