Category Archives: Movie Reviews

My Review of ‘A Kiss Before Dying’ (1956)

In many ways, this movie reminded me of A Place in the Sun, a film I’ve mentioned in a previous blog post. Except instead of a man from a humble poor family falling for the daughter of his wealthy employer … Continue reading

Posted in Film Noir, Movie Reviews, Thriller | Tagged , , , | 4 Comments

A Video Review and Analysis of ‘The Maltese Falcon’ (1941)

Filmmaker Séan Weathers and I have collaborated on another film noir review! This time, we give our thoughts about The Maltese Falcon, widely-considered to be the first recognized film noir and certainly one of the best. I hope you enjoy … Continue reading

Posted in Book Review, Film Noir, Movie Reviews, Video | Tagged , , | 4 Comments

My Review of ‘Coffy’ (1973)

While I remember blaxploitation films from the 70s, I never actually saw one until recently. Coffy is a movie that (despite its obviously dated fashions and music, which in a sense, add to its cool), in my opinion, holds up … Continue reading

Posted in Action, Action Films, Crime Drama, Movie Reviews | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

A Video Review and Discussion of ‘The Third Man’

I recently had the opportunity to talk film noir with Séan Weathers, an actual filmmaker and enthusiast of the genre. More specifically, we discussed one of our favorites, the 1949 movie The Third Man. And my good friend Séan was … Continue reading

Posted in Film Noir, Movie Reviews, Video, YouTube | Tagged , , , , , | 4 Comments

‘The Mummy’s Hand’ (B-Movie Review) — Part Three

Coming up next is the third segment of this most messed up bizarre unique movie review. It’s Part Three of The Mummy’s Hand! (The B-Movie Review, that is.) 🙂 Here’s where we left off. This angers his daughter, Marta, because … Continue reading

Posted in B-Movies, Horror, Movie Reviews, Saturday B-Movie Review | Tagged , , , , | 2 Comments

My Review of ‘I Wake Up Screaming’ (1941)

Originally entitled Hot Spot, this movie is one of the earliest movies recognized as a film noir. Possibly even the earliest. Essentially, the plot boils down to this. A promoter, Frankie Christopher (played by Victor Mature), accepts a challenge posed … Continue reading

Posted in Film Noir, Movie Reviews | Tagged , , , | 4 Comments

My Review of ‘Malone’ (1987)

This movie caught my eye recently, because I like spy thrillers or, in this case, an ex-spy thriller. The title character Richard Malone is a former CIA assassin who has, much to his employers’ dismay, given his backdated two-weeks notice. … Continue reading

Posted in Action, Action Films, Movie Reviews, Thriller | Tagged , , ,

My Review of ‘Bullitt’ (1968)

WARNING: This review contains minor spoilers! Okay, you’ve been warned. 🙂 This is, in my opinion, The Great Granddaddy of car chase films. It has the plot twists and turns of a great mystery, streetwise characters, and the cops who … Continue reading

Posted in Action, Action Films, Movie Reviews, Thriller | Tagged , , , | 10 Comments

My Review of ‘Crime Wave’ ( 1954)

As films of the noir persuasion go, this story is fairly straightforward. The movie opens with a gas station robbery that goes quite wrong when a police officer happens by and gets shot dead for his trouble. But not before … Continue reading

Posted in Film Noir, Movie Reviews | Tagged , , ,

My Review of ‘Knives Out’ (2019)

It’s good to see a contemporary film that embraces the old mystery movie tropes, while bending them ever-so-slightly. And one that features a bevy of A-list actors. Knives Out has many of the standard whodunit elements: all the characters gather … Continue reading

Posted in Black Comedy, Movie Reviews, Mystery | Tagged , , , , | 5 Comments