Category Archives: Analysis

My Book Review of ‘Taking it All In’

Hi! Today, I’m reviewing Taking it All In, a book of movie reviews by Pauline Kael. And I gotta tell you, this woman was really, not ruthless, merciless when it came to skewering a movie. And she’s absolutely hilarious. And, … Continue reading

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A Video Review of ‘Black Angel’ (1946) and Full Movie

For this week’s review, SĂ©an Weathers and I share our opinions on the 1946 film noir Black Angel in the latest of our video chats! That’s followed by the movie in its entirety! Enjoy! 🙂

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The Faux Feminism Of Classic Sci-Fi Films

This Saturday (again) brings you something a bit different. As I was scanning possible public domain B-movies to serialize, I found this gem! It seemed on-point for this blog and my burgeoning fixation continued interest in low-budget flicks! See for … Continue reading

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Film Noir Movies and Domestic Violence

I recently posted Part Seven of Too Late for Tears in a film noir group on Facebook. The poster for the movie provoked a comment about how a billboard for a movie had to be taken down, ostensibly because it had … 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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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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Film Noir’s Genesis in Literature

As the U.S. entered World War II, film noir made its peripatetic appearance. Movies of the film noir ilk were relatively rare and it actually wasn’t until the mid-1940s that this style or genre caught on and an abundance of … Continue reading

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