Category Archives: Crime Movies

My Review of ‘Drive’ (2011)

This movie shoots straight out of the gate into the story about a nameless stunt driver (played stoically by Ryan Gosling), who moonlights as a getaway driver. In superb “show, don’t tell” fashion, we see (Nameless) Driver give brief instructions … Continue reading

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My Review of ‘Rope’ (1948)

This film is a taught 80-minute study of two twisted minds at work. Well, three—counting the director. 🙂 Two young men lure a friend to their Manhattan apartment, where they proceed to strangle him to death. Then, dump him in … Continue reading

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My Review of ‘Deadline to Dawn’ (1946)

As part of TCM’s Noir Alley line-up, I recently saw this interesting little film noir. The story concerns a U.S. Navy sailor Alex Winkley (played by Bill Williams) who wakes up post-bender with a big wad of moolah on him. … Continue reading

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My Review of ‘The Lookout’ (2007)

This film marked the directorial debut of screenwriter Scott Frank, who also wrote the screenplay. Described in Wikipedia simply as a “crime film”, it also falls into the category of neo-noir. High school hockey star Chris Pratt (played to perfection … Continue reading

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The Grand Finale of ‘Five Minutes to Live’

You’ll be thrilled to know that this film is finally ending has reached its big finale. Complete with a final scene from Johnny Cash that’ll leave you wondering what the hell the film producers were thinking breathless. Now, having said … Continue reading

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‘Five Minutes to Live’ — Part Four

Good day to all and sundry! 🙂  I have no idea what that means. It makes about as much sense as the movie I’m showing here every damn Saturday! 🙂 So now … wait for it! … it’s Part Four … Continue reading

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My Review of ‘Bonnie and Clyde’ (1967)

This is not only a crime film, but a somewhat factual crime film. It is based on the real-life titular criminals, B & C let’s call them. B & C as portrayed by Faye Dunaway and Warren Beatty, respectively, are … Continue reading

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