Category Archives: Drama

My Review of ‘Casablanca’ (1942)

It came to my attention earlier this week that this movie recently had an anniversary. That reminded me of when I first saw it at the age of 17 on TV (of course). I think it was a lazy Sunday … Continue reading

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My Review of ‘Gilda’ (1946)

I’ve been meaning to see this movie, because it’s supposed to be a film noir. And Rita Hayworth in the title role is supposed be “the ultimate femme fatale” (at least according to Wikipedia). But I’ll be honest (and probably … Continue reading

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10 Hitchcock Films Everyone Should See (Part Two of Three)

Having started this list of ten with three examples of films from the Great One, let’s move to three more on the list! 4. Rope (1948) This psychological crime thriller is based on a stage play. Not surprising since it … Continue reading

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My Review of ‘They Shoot Horses, Don’t They?’ (1969)

This film takes a hard look at that most ephemeral of goals: realizing The American Dream. It does so within the historical context of the Great Depression in the 1930s. Based on a Horace McCoy novel (which was also quite … Continue reading

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My Review of ‘The Man Who Wasn’t There’ (2001)

I re-watched this movie again recently, and it amazed me how much I’d forgotten about it. Not only was it a great story but it was like a love letter to the film noir classic Double Indemnity. Or a tongue-in-cheek … Continue reading

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My Review of ‘Mildred Pierce’ (1945)

I’ve given it some thought and, frankly, I can’t figure out exactly why this movie is considered film noir. So, let’s review the situation. And I must warn you, this review is full of spoilers. Joan Crawford (as the title … Continue reading

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