Tag Archives: Film Noir

A Video Review and Analysis of ‘Gilda’

So … Séan Weathers and I tear into try to figure out discuss the classic film noir Gilda here! Watch and/or listen, and see what you think! 🙂

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My Review of ‘The Sign of the Ram’ (1948)

This movie gets its biggest distinction by featuring a wheelchair-bound actress in the lead role. The story of Susan Peters would make an excellent subject for an entirely separate post. Peters had acted for years and was married for a … 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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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

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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

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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

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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

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The Alfred Hitchcock Stay-at-Home Special!

Today’s post is brought to you by the letter “H” (as in Hitchcock—get it? 🙂 ). The Paradine Case is one of those rare Hitchcock films that I haven’t watched ten or twelve times before. In fact, I just saw … Continue reading

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My Review of ‘The Limey’ (1999)

This film came to my attention in the wake of Peter Fonda’s death. It also falls within the categories of neo-noir and crime film, which makes it particularly interesting to me. As the title suggests, the protagonist (or, should I … Continue reading

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My Review of ‘This Gun for Hire’ (1942)

This is one of those movies that took me maybe five minutes in (tops!) to figure out that it was going to be awesome. Right from the get-go, the story rather explodes out of the gate in terms of its … Continue reading

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