Category Archives: Neo-Noir

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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My Review of ‘Cutter’s Way’ (1981)

This movie is … well … very late 70s. Originally titled Cutter and Bone (which makes it sound like a story about a meat market), the main character in the film is what they used to call a “beach bum”, … Continue reading

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My Review of ‘Veronica Mars’ (2014)

This is a video review I did several years ago on a now-abandoned YouTube channel, which I wanted to share here! On a channel that’s still alive an actively-updated channel. 🙂 Right! So … here you go! 🙂 And, in … Continue reading

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My Review of ‘Shimmer Lake’ (2017)

When I heard about how this Netflix Original film told the story backwards, my first thought was of Memento. But this movie is anything but a knock-off. It’s about a bank robbery in a small town. And, like many small … Continue reading

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My Review of ‘Bad Times at the El Royale’ (2018)

You know those movies where a bunch of strangers get together and get into hilarious mischief? This isn’t one of them. Not that you’d expect a film with this title to be anything other than what it is—a kind of … Continue reading

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My Review of ‘Thief’ (1981)

I happened across this film by accident one evening, and was instantly drawn in by the description. It’s one of those heist movies in which the protagonist is a professional criminal who wants to make one last big score before … Continue reading

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My Review of ‘Los Angeles Overnight’ (2018)

There’s so much I could say about this film that it’s hard to know where to start. But here’s what I’ve got. The opening scenes evoke classic “We’re in La La Land” imagery. However, before we’re treated to a flowing … Continue reading

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Holiday Movie Suggestions (Part Three)

Continuing in the spirit of the season with more movies related (sometimes ever so loosely) to the holidays! Here are two more suggestions! The Thin Man (1934) Ah, The Thin Man! Nothing like a little crime and mystery for Christmas … Continue reading

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My Review of ‘Trouble Is My Business’ (2018)

One of the nice things about Trouble Is My Business is that it makes no bones about exactly what it is. Clearly, the film is a love letter to the movies of yesteryear—specifically, those in the film noir style. Having … Continue reading

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My Review of ‘Blast of Silence’ (1961)

There’s much to like about this movie, but it falls short of perfect. Let’s go over the good stuff before we turn our attention to the not-so-good. And—warning—this review does reveal spoilers. To begin with, Blast of Silence is an … Continue reading

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