Category: Reviews

Film Noir Classics: T-MEN

In Anthony Mann’s semi-documentary, procedural film noir T-Men (1947) we get a first hand account of how the U.S. Treasury Department operates with a...

Film Noir Classics: THE BIG COMBO

The sounds of upbeat jazzy music by composer David Raksin in the opening credits of Joseph H. Lewis’ The Big Combo (1955) lead straight...

Film Noir Classics: QUICKSAND

After starring as the goody two shoes character Andy Hardy throughout the 1940’s, Mickey Rooney decided to take a role against type in this...

Film Noir Classics: THE HITCH-HIKER

Based on the true story of Billy Cook a psychotic killer, Ida Lupino’s The Hitch-Hiker (1953) is a prime example of what makes film...

ISLE OF THE DEAD

When I first saw Isle of The Dead (1945) it was following Turner Classic Movies’ premiere of Martin Scorsese’s documentary Val Lewton: The Man...

Developing Delusions: ONE HOUR PHOTO

One Hour Photo is a 2002 psychological thriller starring Robin Williams and directed by Mark Romanek. You may think this is really weird because...

WOLF

In the world of horror cinema the werewolf subgenre doesn’t contain a ton of movies as compared to say those featuring vampires. Some of...

THE CABIN IN THE WOODS

The Cabin in the Woods is probably the most recent film to come out that will be part of this special series of horror...

DRAG ME TO HELL

If Sam Raimi failed to properly mesh campy humor with horror in EVIL DEAD 2 (1987), he more than gets it right with 2009’s...

THE HOUSE OF THE DEVIL

Director Ti West’s The House of the Devil, a fussy tribute to 1980’s horror films, would have seemed right at home in Robert Rodriguez...