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The Fragility of Our Past

Title: Noir City 2016

The local movie theater is having a little film festival celebrating film noir. Over the next five or six days, it will be showing something like seventeen movies.  715 more words


In the Month of the Midnight Sun, by Cecilia Ekbäck

Wonderful, haunting new book from this new Scandi Noir star. 

We are back at Blackåsen Mountain in Lapland in far northern Sweden, the setting of Ekbäck’s wonderfully atmospheric debut novel,  205 more words


World Gone By, by Dennis Lehane / *****

A few years ago, Dennis Lehane published Live by Night, the story of gangster Joe Coughlin and his rise to power in the Tampa/Cuba mob. 675 more words

Book Reviews

Into the Dark: The Hidden World of Film Noir 1941-1950

Last year at this time was week 8 of TCM’s The Summer of Darkness which I had a fun time participating in.

This year instead of a summer of Darkness Noir course we are treated to a keeper of a Noir book written by Mark A. 50 more words


Aftermath: Part 1

Firefighters have an incredibly tough job.  I mean, I know that’s not really much of a revelation, but I’d never really thought before about how much mental fortitude it takes to head into a burning, collapsing building.   1,450 more words


Manhattan Night (2016)

Adapted from Colin Harrison’s novel Manhattan NocturneManhattan Night arrived in limited theaters and on VOD back in May in an attempt to revive the old detective noir films of the past.   480 more words

Film Review

Alan Ladd - Master of Zen Menance

Confession time: I was never really into Alan Ladd. It’s not that I didn’t like him but I just never paid much attention to his movies. 292 more words