Category: Reviews

Film Noir Classics: THE LONG GOODBYE

Before Robert Altman’s Neo Noir The Long Goodbye (1973) which revolves around the character of private detective Philip Marlowe, another film was made called...

Film Noir Classics: BLOOD SIMPLE

To celebrate the month of Noirvember I wanted to delve into the first wave of film noir and its post-modern form that is every...

Film Noir Classics: PANIC IN THE STREETS

Above a jazz club in New Orleans a poker game run by Blackie (Jack Palance) is being held. One of the players, a foreigner...

ARGO

Did you ever think that Ben “Gigli” Affleck would become a respected Hollywood director who now has three great films under his directing belt?...

Film Noir Classics: KANSAS CITY CONFIDENTIAL

A mysterious masked man (Preston Foster) planning a robbery is putting together a special trio of underworld thugs to help him pull it off....

Film Noir Classics: CRY DANGER

The lightning speed of a commuter train racing along behind the bold opening credits of Cry Danger (1951) lets us know right away we’re...

Film Noir Classics: D.O.A.

In the opening moments of Rudolph Mate’s suspense heavy film noir masterpiece D.O.A. (1950) star Edmond O’Brien is filmed in a tracking shot as...

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...