Tag Archives: Film Noir

My Book Review of ‘Dark City’

Hi. Today I’m reviewing Dark City: The Lost World of Film Noir by Eddie Muller. I would show you the front cover, but it’s covered up with this thing because I got it on interlibrary loan. So what I wanted … Continue reading

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My Review of ‘Decoy’ (1946)

The movie opens with some guy (whose name is Dr. Lloyd Craig, but we don’t know that yet)  stumbling down the road in the middle of nowhere like a zombie. He somehow hitches a ride with a faint wave of … Continue reading

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Because It’s National Screenwriters Day

Okay, I just literally found out about this. So I thought I’d share something I’m working on. It’s actually a short story I’m adapting from something I wrote on this blog. (In screenplay format.) This is kind of a parody … Continue reading

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The Saturday Matinee Holiday Special

As a special treat for all you movie lovers, plus the fact that I just reviewed this movie, I thought I’d do something a bit different for the end of the year and have a special showing of the film … Continue reading

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My Review of ‘Mr. Soft Touch’ (1949)

Hi, today I’m reviewing the movie Mr. Soft Touch. This is very odd film noir. Yeah, I just hastily wrote some notes about it, so I will try to tell you my notes without reading them. Hopefully a little bit. … Continue reading

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My Review of ‘Walk Softly, Stranger” (1950)

Hi. Today I am reviewing Walk Softly Stranger from 1950. I saw this on TCM Noir Alley and I have to go along with Eddie Mueller’s assessment that it has one of the worst endings ever. But having said that, … Continue reading

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Review of ‘Death of a Cyclist’ (1955)

One of the great advantages of watching Noir Alley on Turner Classic Movies is that it offers a look at movies I never knew existed. This movie is also one of those rare birds: a Spanish film noir. (In Spanish, … Continue reading

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My Review of ‘The Killers’ (1964)

It’s funny that I hesitate to call this a remake, but it is in fact a remake of the original film noir from 1946. Isn’t that interesting? A 1946 movie remade in 1964. See what I did there? 🙂 In … Continue reading

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My Review of ‘Obsession’ (1949)

In this film, the premise is pretty simple. Clive Riordan, a wealthy London psychiatrist discovers his wife, Storm, is cheating on him with (dear God!) an American fellow chap named Bill Kronin. (I love the way, in old movies, that … Continue reading

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My Review of ‘Hit and Run’ (1957)

WARNING: This review contains more than a few SPOILERS! 🙂 Okay, despite the fact that so much of this movie resembles the plot of The Postman Always Rings Twice, there are some very clear differences. A showgirl (Julie played by … Continue reading

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