B Noir Detour


December 2015

Sinatra Centennial Blogathon: Suddenly

Movie Classics and The Vintage Cameo came up with the excellent idea of honoring Frank Sinatra's Centennial with a Blogathon. For many fans, past and present, Sinatra deserves the commemoration and appreciation. For a noir blog, though, there are major limits... Continue Reading →

12 Noirs of Xmas

Once Upon a Screen has come up with the fabulous idea of rendering "The 12 Days of Christmas" into a film-lovers blog post. After seeing what she and MovieMovieBlogBlog did with it, I thought I'd try my own, limiting all entries to... Continue Reading →

BBC’s River (Netflix, 2015)

I decided to watch BBC's River (a six-part police drama now available on Netflix) for three main reasons: I finished Jessica Jones and the first season of iZombie, am waiting for Transparent season 2 and Orange is the New Black season 4, and... Continue Reading →

Try It, You’ll Like It Blogathon: Gilda

When Sister Celluloid and Movies Silently announced their "Try It, You'll Like It" blogathon, I had to decide which noir picture could draw in the most diverse audience possible, even those who don't like the style/genre. I quickly decided on... Continue Reading →

Weekly Screening Round-up, 11/30-12/5

I had a rather eclectic week with film and tv, and I do like it that way. The Postman Always Rings Twice (1946): Believe it or not, this was my first screening of the noir classic, featuring Lana Turner as... Continue Reading →

#BNoirDetour Film for 12/6: The Capture

Because film noir can be defined as a style rather than (or as well as) a genre, it comes in many forms. There is almost always violence and a vision of the underbelly of a culture, rife with its attendant... Continue Reading →

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