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

I have yet another review of a bizarre an interesting old movie for you. It’s called The Mummy’s Hand, and it’s pretty amazing collection of cliches fascinating interpretation of Egyptian history. So here we go! 🙂 We begin this semi-sequel … 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 ‘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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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

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My Review of ‘Posse’ (1993)

Even though critics panned this film, I think it deserves props for taking on the subject of the Buffalo Soldiers. The story focuses on a group of African-American soldiers (plus one white guy), who are betrayed by a racist colonel … Continue reading

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