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September 2016

Monty Python Did Noir? No, but Terry Gilliam Did

I love participating in film Blogathons.They give you a prompt, and off you go...so long as you can think of something for the prompt that you want to write about. When you're a noir blog, that can be either easy... Continue Reading →

Dead Ringer: Dual Roles Blogathon

Like your scenery well-chewed? Like to keep murder in the family? Like Karl Malden as a romantic interest? Like Peter Lawford...at all? Like Bette Davis, however you can get her? If you answered yes to some or all of these... Continue Reading →

The Non-Noir Files: The Witch (2015)

My palate for films is far more expansive than noir, and sometimes I want to get my thoughts down. Thus, rather than starting another blog, I welcome you to...  (a.k.a. posts in which I review whatever I feel like reviewing)... Continue Reading →

The Scarlet Hour and Pushover: The Double Indemnity Knock-off Face-off

Double Indemnity (1944) is perhaps the best-known and most loved picture in the classic Hollywood A film noir cycle. Ask someone to name a great noir, and Double Indemnity is likely to be the film of choice -- or in the top... Continue Reading →

Weekly Screenings: Haunting

I spent a week watching films that have had a rather haunting effect on me, though none are outright horror. In the process, I deepened my appreciation for Conrad Veidt and Laika Studios. The Man Who Laughs (1928): The more... Continue Reading →

laugh or else

Inspired by the wit and absurdity of Crusty Pie and its Past Imperfect series ("Big Pictures, Tiny Stories"), I've been toying with the idea of making fun of noir intensity by putting humorous captions with specific noir images. It may work or... Continue Reading →

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