Category Archives: Crime Drama

My Review of ‘Hit and Run’ (1957)

WARNING: This review contains more than a few SPOILERS! 🙂 Okay, despite the fact that so much of this movie resembles the plot of The Postman Always Rings Twice, there are some very clear differences. A showgirl (Julie played by … Continue reading

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My Review of ‘The Friends of Eddie Coyle’ (1973)

This is another movie I haven’t seen for quite a while, but had a chance to revisit recently. One of the interesting things about it is that it opens with scenes from a bank heist. But what seems to start … Continue reading

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Part Four of ‘Jail Bait’ (1954)

Are you ready for the final part of Jail Bait? I hope so, because here it is! 🙂 Support the blog and all its content here on Patreon!

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Part Three of ‘Jail Bait’ (1954)

Hello! It’s that time again. Time for another part of the Ed Wood film noir, Jail Bait! Part Three, coming right up! Become a patron of this mess the arts by supporting us on Patreon!

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My Review of ‘Hell Drivers’ (1957)

This movie is unique in a number of ways. For one thing, it’s a British film noir. According to Ben Mankiewicz on TCM, it marked the beginning of British New Wave cinema. The tone of the film is unquestionably gritty. … Continue reading

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My Review of ‘Johnny Angel’ (1945)

I found this movie to be weirdly appealing. There are all sorts of reasons why I shouldn’t like it. A merchant ship captain who bears the titular name (played with all the dramatic intensity of a plank of wood by … Continue reading

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Episode Five of ‘The Clutching Hand’

It’s that time again! This week we present the next episode in this serial film from yesteryear! 🙂 It’s Episode Five of The Clutching Hand! Enjoy and feel free to leave a comment! 🙂

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Episode Three of ‘The Clutching Hand’

Back again, folks, with another episode of this amazing serial movie! Get ready for more car chases and fight scenes, as our intrepid sleuths seek the formula for making gold. Either that or they might be trying to find Dr. … Continue reading

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Episode Two of ‘The Clutching Hand’ (Part One)

Today we continue to follow the exciting adventures of a guy named Kennedy who’s up against the wiliest of villains … The Clutching Hand! :-O Let’s dive back in, shall we? 🙂 PS: These were originally shown in 20 minute … Continue reading

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My Review of ‘Los Tallos Amargos’ (1956)

WARNING: CONTAINS A POSSIBLE SPOILER OR TWO. I recently saw this film on TCM’s Noir Alley. It’s a great example of the important work Eddie Mueller’s Film Noir Foundation is doing in the field of movie restoration. The story behind … Continue reading

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