Category: Reviews

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...

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...