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Run Silent Run Deep (Wise, 1958)

I put Robert Wise in the same basic category as John Huston or Richard Brooks: they’re all impossible to pin down in terms of genre. Wise, who’s directed… 477 more words

You Know that 60s Film with Martin Landau?

One of my favorite films of the 60s had an actor named Martin Landau in a minor part.


The Professionals (Brooks, 1966)

The Professionals is pretty good fun, but ultimately a minor film from Richard Brooks despite the big names attached.

It starts as a buddy film and becomes nearly a revisionist western, or at least something closer to the tenets of a lot of spaghetti western, which I suppose were largely revisionist to begin with: the Mexicans aren’t as bad as advertised and the bad guys become good. 337 more words

The Killers (1946) | Robert Siodmak’s seminal film noir thriller is still TENSE! TAUT! TERRIFIC!

Did you that that on 28 August 1946, Robert Siodmak’s The Killers had its New York premiere ahead of its general US release on 30 August? 335 more words


Atlantic City

Atlantic City is a film filled with regretful nostalgia and failure. It succeeds in depicting a very specific place and time, and filling it with equally specific characters. 517 more words


Argumentative August #11 - Judgement at Nuremberg (1961)

Argumentative August #11 – Judgement at Nuremberg (1961) – movierob.wordpress.com

Rob and I would like to once again welcome you to another review for our Argumentative August Blogathon.  484 more words

Movie Reviews

Sweet Smell of Success

Sweet Smell of Success is a gem of 1950s film noir. I absolutely adored this film, with its unrelentingly cynical tone, snappy dialogue, and gorgeous black and white photography. 681 more words