This essay originally appeared in my The Philosophy of Film Noir volume.
The Postman Always Rings Twice (1946) was adapted from a novel by the hard-boiled writer, James M. 6,857 more words
Modern thrillers have a lot going for them, but there is nothing more refreshing than an old-school, no-holds-barred tale of political intrigue, corruption, and murder. Authors who wrote in previous decades have the luxury of avoiding compliance with our modern sensibilities. 535 more words