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The Postman Always Rings Twice (1981)

Main Features No 90

A Passionate Pair Have A Murderous Affair

A drifter takes a job at a roadside cafe as a mechanic. He starts an affair with the owner’s unhappy young wife with deadly consequences… 1,526 more words

Film Review

Meditations on Noir

We use the French term noir because it was the French who first recognized the deeper social and philosophical work being performed in what were essentially considered commercial, or even “pulp,” crime novels. 656 more words

Cultural Criticism

Theatre Thursday: Obsession, directed by Ivo van Hove

Today on Theatre Thursday I’m going to be discussing the recent production of Obsession, Ivo van Hove’s take on Luchino Visconti’s 1943 film of the same name. 389 more words


Obsession at the Barbican Theatre review ***


Barbican Theatre, 13th May 2017

In retrospect there were warning signs.

This was an adaptation of Luchino Visconti’s 1943 debut film, Obssessione, itself based on a book by James M. 1,120 more words


Retro review--Double Indemnity writer James M. Cain's last, "lost" novel, The Cocktail Waitress

Review by C.J. Bunce

Readers will expect plenty from the author of such notable noir novels as Double Indemnity, The Postman Always Rings Twice, and… 881 more words

Comics & Books

Reading Corner: The Postman Always Rings Twice

This year, I want to broaden my literary scope. Instead of just reading Sci-Fi with a non-fiction book thrown in everyone once in a while for good measure, I want to start reading all the genres. 278 more words


Day Nine of Noirvember: The Noirs I Watch Over and Over

If you’re anything like me, there are a number of films noirs that you’ve seen over and over (and over)!

In today’s Noirvember post, I’m sharing the noirs that I simply can’t get enough of, the ones where I can quote the dialogue along with the characters, the ones that I just have to watch to the end whenever I come across them on the TV. 104 more words

Noir Films