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Day 14 of Noirvember: Color Noir?

Shadows and Satin Posted by shadowsandsatin on Nov 14, 2019

Some people say that in order to be film noir, a movie has to be in black and white. I don’t buy it. For me, it’s the feeling that truly makes a noir – the tone, the mood, that sensation of impending, inevitable doom. And that feeling can come over you whether it’s in black and white or in color. read more

book: The Hunting Party (2019) by Lucy Foley

Noirish Posted by John Grant on Nov 14, 2019

A bunch of old Oxford University friends get together every year for a New Year’s holiday, and this time they’ve come to a remote Scottish estate for the celebrations. However, early on New Year’s Day one of them goes missing, and the next day the murdered corpse is found by the e read more


Stardust and Shadows Posted by Terry on Nov 14, 2019

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What A Character: The Ever Scandalous Estelle Winwood

A Person in the Dark Posted by FlickChick on Nov 14, 2019

This is my contribution to the What a Character! Blogathon hosted by this trio of magnificence, otherwise known as Aurora of Once Upon a Screen, Kellee of Outspoken and Freckled and Paula of Paula's Cinema Club. Check out all three for all character updates. Estelle Winwood Hold Me! Touch Me! read more

Fast Color (2018, Julia Hart)

The Stop Button Posted by Andrew Wickliffe on Nov 14, 2019

Fast Color spends most its runtime saying it’s not a superhero movie—it’s just about people who happen to have superpowers—only for the third act to play like a low budget X-Men outing. And it’s not just the not-battle-in-the-streets battle-in-the-street resolution, it’s also how lead Gugu read more

My Favorite Gooey Films Performances

The Hitless Wonder Movie Blog Posted by Dan Day, Jr. on Nov 14, 2019

Recently my great friend Joshua Kennedy mentioned to me that next year will be the 10th anniversary of his first film to receive an official home video release, ATTACK OF THE OCTOPUS PEOPLE. I told him that this means the "Gooey Films Universe" is now a decade old (Gooey Films being the chosen name read more

Silver-screen old-school: Nitrate and noir this weekend

Carole & Co. Posted by carole_and_co on Nov 14, 2019

Imagine seeing Carole Lombard in that ethereal gown from "My Man Godfrey" in a downtown movie palace's huge screen in the fall of 1936. Now imagine that on original nitrate film stock, whose sparkling black-and-white images led to the term "silver screen." (It was also used for color film, including read more

Classic Conversations: Two Award-Winning Costume Designers Re-Imagine ‘Rebecca’ and ‘West Side Story’

Classic Movie Hub Blog Posted by Danny Miller on Nov 14, 2019

As classic movie lovers, we can be a very sensitive group when it comes to messing with our favorites. Even movies that seem to get a new version for each successive generation get severely criticized by those of us who are devotees of the originals. While Lady Gaga received a lot of acclaim read more

Rd 4 The Great Directors Tourney

All Good Things Posted by monty on Nov 14, 2019

Here we go with rd 4 focusing on the director's choice films Rd 4: Which director's film do you like more? Rd 4: Which director's film do you like more? Rd 4: Which director's film do you like more? Rd 4: Which director's film do you like more? Rd 4: Which director's film do read more

A large souvenir of 'Lost Hollywood'

Carole & Co. Posted by carole_and_co on Nov 13, 2019

Carole Lombard's glamour and style, expressed so beautifully in this George Hurrell portrait from 1936, was an integral part of an obscure book from more than three decades ago.It's "Lost Hollywood," by Jack Woody, released in 1987. As part of the campaign, this Lombard poster was issued:Another vie read more

Just Follow the Bouncing Ball… to Murder! – Kill, Baby… Kill (1966)

Durnmoose Movie Musings Posted by Michael on Nov 13, 2019

(I’m cleaning up a few Halloween scraps this week – articles I’d meant to get posted before the holiday, but weren’t quite ready. This is the first.) Let’s face it: evil little kids in horror films, especially when they have that just-that-much-off giggle, are especiall read more

Day 13 of Noirvember: Good Girls in Bad Company

Shadows and Satin Posted by shadowsandsatin on Nov 13, 2019

The ladies of film noir, typically, are no ladies. More often than not, they’re duplicitous dames, mercenary molls, and corrupt cuties, not a lady in the bunch. Still, for every rule, there’s an exception, and there are numerous noirs featuring femmes who most decidedly do not fall into read more

Many thanks to the participants of The 5th Wonderful Grace Kelly Blogathon!

The Wonderful World of Cinema Posted by Virginie Pronovost on Nov 13, 2019

The 5th Wonderful Grace Kelly Blogathon is already over as all good things must end! It’s been a pleasure hosting it with Emily from The Flapper Dame and Samantha from Musings of a Classic Film Addict. Even after five years, people still have a lot of various subjects to discuss in connection read more

Hometowns to Hollywood Posted by Annette Bochenek on Nov 13, 2019

“There are five stages in the life of an actor: Who’s Mary Astor? Get me Mary Astor. Get me a Mary Astor Type. Get me a young Mary Astor. Who’s Mary Astor?” –Mary Astor Mary Astor is an actress who overcame many personal and professional challenges. From a turbulent ch read more

Ministry of Fear (1944): Nazis & Noir

4 Star Films Posted by 4 Star Film Fan on Nov 12, 2019

In screenwriting 101 they always say engaging movies employ ticking clocks from start to finish. Ministry of Fear takes this quite literally, opening with the tick-tock of a clock face as Stephen Neale (Ray Milland) sits in rapt attention, waiting for the bells to chime. At first, we’re not s read more

Desert Island Discs: Grace Kelly, the Arts and Monaco

The Wonderful World of Cinema Posted by Virginie Pronovost on Nov 12, 2019

Three Enchanting Ladies Today, the enchanting Grace Kelly would have been 90 years old. It always makes me sad to think that she could still be with us. This brings many questionings, such as what would be her approach to the world now, how she would have continued to make Monaco an attractive plac read more

The Luso World Cinema Blogathon begins

Critica Retro Posted by Lê on Nov 12, 2019

The Luso World Cinema Blogathon begins Bem-vindo! Welcome! Beth Gallagher from Spellbound by Movies and me here from Crítica Retrô are happy to be hosting the Luso World Cinema Blogathon. We are excited to see so many bloggers writing about cinema made in Portuguese and also paying read more

The Divine Fury (2019, Kim Joo-hwan)

The Stop Button Posted by Andrew Wickliffe on Nov 12, 2019

The Divine Fury is a very bad film. It’s not poorly made; director Kim is mediocre, Cho Sang-yun’s photography is good, Koo Ja-wan’s score is fine. Yes, the editing is wanting, but often more because Kim’s mediocre than anything else. Like the big fight scene at the end? The big, very bad, not read more

The 5th Wonderful Grace Kelly Blogathon: Day 3

The Wonderful World of Cinema Posted by Virginie Pronovost on Nov 12, 2019

We have now reached the 3rd day of The 5th Wonderful Grace Kelly Blogathon that I’m hosting with Emily from The Flapper Dame and Samantha from Musings of a Classic Film Addict. It marks what would have been Grace’s 90th birthday. So far, I’ve read some marvellous entries written f read more

On Blu-ray: Robert Ryan and Audrey Totter in the Boxing Noir The Set-Up (1949)

Classic Movies Posted by KC on Nov 12, 2019

The rough-edged boxing noir The Set-up (1949) is notable for starring two of the best movie villains, Robert Ryan and Audrey Totter, as a loving married couple. It’s nice to see them be the good guys for once in a film where the rest of the world feels rotten to the core. I recently watched th read more