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5 Against the House

The Film Noir Odyssey

Writer: Stirling Silliphant, William Bowers & John Barnwell

Based on: the novel “5 Against the House” by Jack Finney

Director: Phil Karlson… 928 more words

Film Noir

Detour (1945) Savage Tongued Savage

I’m in seventh heaven coming into the world of noir very late in the game. The fatalist stories might be depressing to some but they are so honest, brutal, compelling and extremely exciting. 579 more words


The Offence (1972) Sidney Lumet

The Offence (1972*)
Directed by Sidney Lumet
Produced by Denis O’Dell
Written by John Hopkins based on his play This Story of Yours
Cinematography by Gerry Fisher… 909 more words


Movie: Mordkommission Berlin 1

This TV-Flick takes you straight to the Roaring Twenties’ “European Chicago”. Set in the continent’s biggest city at that time, we whisk into a world of corruption, sex, violence, organized crime, and revenge… 243 more words


#889 The Breaking Point (1950)

#889 The Breaking Point

1950 // USA // Michael Curtiz

Criterion Collection (LINK)

The world is unforgiving and full of sins, I learnt that from watching the global news and film-noir, a genre defined by its dark atmosphere. 667 more words

Criterion Collection

In a Glass Cage: Re-Viewing Darkly

DATELINE: Reluctant Blog Entry

Sometimes we choose NOT to review a movie, and you won’t see it on our blog.

For two days we mulled over whether to write about… 362 more words

Movie Reviews

Cowboy Bebop Recap, Episode 1: The Blues of Hope

What is hope? According to the Merriam Webster dictionary, hope means “to cherish a desire with anticipation. To want something to happen or be true. To desire with expectation of obtainment or fulfillment. 1,584 more words

Film Criticism