Tag Archives: Crime Thriller

My Review of ‘My Name is Julia Ross’ (1945)

This is a rather interesting little movie. It’s a gothic film noir. According to Wikipedia, “gothic fiction” is sometimes called “gothic horror” and “is a loose literary aesthetic of fear and haunting.” On that note, it’ll come as little or … Continue reading

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My Review of ‘Bob le flambeur’ (1956)

While this film could be considered a gangster movie or a heist film, it is also considered a film noir and a precursor to the French New Wave. The title translates to read “Bob the Gambler” or “Bob the High … Continue reading

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Episode 14 of ‘The Clutching Hand’

Hello! Back again with the penultimate episode of this serial film! Hope you’ve been enjoying it so far, but we’re closing in on the ending. Will they rescue Dr. Gironda from the evil clutches of The Clutching Hand? And will … Continue reading

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My Review of ‘The Mob’ (1951)

This is a taut little crime thriller and film noir, described by Spencer Selby in Dark City: The Film Noir as “About as close as noir ever came to resurrecting the 1930s gangster film.” It’s also a film that gains … Continue reading

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Episode 11 of ‘The Clutching Hand’

Good day and merry Christmas to those who celebrate that holiday. And, along with this week’s episode, I’m including a bit of musical holiday cheer. I like music. What can I say? 🙂 In any case, here’s Episode Eleven of … Continue reading

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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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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 ‘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

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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

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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

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