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Twelve Shorts for the Shortest Month #12: The Woman in the Room (2010)

Noirish Posted by John Grant on Feb 12, 2020

US / 7½ minutes / color / Sleeping Dog Dir & Scr: Christen Kimbell Pr: Sean David Jenkins, Rich Brusatori, Christen Kimbell Cine: Scott Ballard Cast: Maren McGuire, Phillip M. Meyer Despite the title, this isn’t based on the 1978 Stephen King story that has inspired a whole string of shorts incl read more

Twelve Shorts for the Shortest Month #11: Glove Compartment (2015)

Noirish Posted by John Grant on Feb 11, 2020

UK / 13 minutes / color, opening sequence in bw / Major Zeus, Zoetic Films Dir & Scr: Dan Allen Pr: Dan Allen, Charlotte Rose Palmer, Jamie Weston Cine: Tom Allen Cast: Jon Campling, Andrew Coppin, Libby Braidwood, Louise Ann Munro, Nik Kempsey Two hitmen, who go under the noms de guerre Frankie read more

Twelve Shorts for the Shortest Month #10: Pitch Black Heist (2011)

Noirish Posted by John Grant on Feb 10, 2020

UK / 14 minutes / bw / DMC, UK Film Council, Film4 Dir & Scr: John Maclean Pr: Gerardine O’Flynn Cine: Robbie Ryan Cast: Michael Fassbender, Liam Cunningham, Alex Macqueen Shot in glorious black-and-white—and for a chunk of its running time in just glorious black—this enigmatic UK short won read more

Twelve Shorts for the Shortest Month #9: Mute (2009)

Noirish Posted by John Grant on Feb 9, 2020

US / 19 minutes / color / Ryan Lough, Hassan Said Dir & Scr: Hassan Said Pr: Ryan Lough, Hassan Said Cine: Jordan Ashton Danelz Cast: Daniel Higgins, Vanessa Donley, Jesse Mueller, Jessette Indrieri A powerful movie that’s riveting to watch and that yet somehow left me with something of a sour read more

Twelve Shorts for the Shortest Month #8: Katchem Kate (1912)

Noirish Posted by John Grant on Feb 8, 2020

US / 11 minutes / bw / Biograph, General Film Company Dir: Mack Sennett Scr: Dell Henderson Cine: Percy Higginson Cast: Mabel Normand, Fred Mace, Jack Pickford, Vivian Prescott, Anthony O’Sullivan, Frank Opperman, Sylvia Ashton An early Mack Sennett silent that’s of interest because it can be read read more

Twelve Shorts for the Shortest Month #7: Memoria (2013)

Noirish Posted by John Grant on Feb 7, 2020

Denmark / 6½ minutes / color / Animation Workshop Dir: Elísabet Ýr Atladóttir Production supervisors: Anja Perl, Michelle Nardone Story supervisor: Uri Kranot Story consultant: Michael Valeur Animation supervisor: Sean Ermey Voice cast: Shilo Duffy, William J.J. Nielsen, Michelle Nardone, Robert read more

Twelve Shorts for the Shortest Month #6: The Lie (1955 TVM)

Noirish Posted by John Grant on Feb 6, 2020

US / 25 minutes / bw / Four Star, First Run Syndication Dir: Alvin Ganzer Pr: Warren Lewis Scr: Frederic Brady Story: Kathleen Norris Cine: George E. Diskant Cast: Dan Duryea, Beverly Garland, Jo Gilbert, Mack Williams, Ted Bliss, Salvador Baguez, Nancy Matthews Beverly Garland as Laura This was sho read more

Twelve Shorts for the Shortest Month #5: No Chaser (2010)

Noirish Posted by John Grant on Feb 5, 2020

US / 22 minutes / color plus some sepia / Raw Canvas, True Films, Creative Words & Pictures Dir & Pr & Scr: Mark H. Howard Cine: Robert McEwen Cast: B.D. Mason, Darren Jones, Giovanni Pauletti, Aiesha Dukes, Dwayne Branch, Bill Merker, Vince Sartini, Rhonda Marie Bynum, Mark H. Howard, A read more

Twelve Shorts for the Shortest Month #4: The Woman in the Room (1983)

Noirish Posted by John Grant on Feb 4, 2020

US / 30 minutes / color / Gregory Melton Dir & Scr: Frank Darabont Pr: Gregory Melton, Frank Darabont Story: “The Woman in the Room” (1978 Night Shift) by Stephen King Cine: Juan Ruiz Anchia Cast: Michael Cornelison, Dee Croxton, Brian Libby, Bob Brunson, George Russell John (Cornelison), a read more

Twelve Shorts for the Shortest Month #3: SLR (2013)

Noirish Posted by John Grant on Feb 3, 2020

UK / 23 minutes / color / Driver, Lighthouse, Stigma, BFI vt The Photographer Dir & Scr: Stephen Fingleton Pr: Matthew James Wilkinson Cine: Luke Bryant Cast: Liam Cunningham, Amy Wren, Richard Dormer, Ryan McParland, Jasmine Breinburg, Charlotte Lewington, River Hawkins, Matt Alexander Kaufman read more

book: The Hypnotist (2009; trans 2011 Neil Smith) by Lars Kepler

Noirish Posted by John Grant on Feb 2, 2020

I went into this novel with very high expectations, based on its fascinating premise, but alas those expectations weren’t met. Certainly the pages kept turning at a good speed (which is fortunate, because the edition I read has five hundred and bleedin’ sixty-five of them) and certainly read more

Twelve Shorts for the Shortest Month #2: Lure (2010)

Noirish Posted by John Grant on Feb 2, 2020

US / 23 minutes / color / Aegis, Brothers Young Dir & Scr: Byron Conrad Erwin Cine: Tom Pritchard Cast: Jared Young, Josh Ford, Travis Young, Peter Kown, Brent Brooks, Brenda Norbeck, Jason Grant Davis, Carlette Jennings, Maura Perrin, Karli G. Brooks, Julia Butler, Mary Jac Beavers, Bob Young, read more

Twelve Shorts for the Shortest Month #1: Camille (2009)

Noirish Posted by John Grant on Feb 1, 2020

Italy / 20 minutes / color / Sputnik Dir & Scr: Piero Costantini Pr: Albertina Passoni, Ado Costantini, Piero Costantini, Eleonora Cardellini Story: Eleonora Cardellini Cine: Blasco Giurato Cast: Laura Nardi, Amandio Pinheiro, Jacopo Robortella, Cristian Giammarini A remarkably spooky while at read more

book: The Memory Police (1994; trans 2019 Stephen Snyder) by Yoko Ogawa

Noirish Posted by John Grant on Jan 30, 2020

I checked just now and discovered it was a couple of years ago that I read Ogawa’s The Housekeeper and the Professor, something that surprised me because the novel is still so fresh in my mind that I could have sworn I’d read it more recently. True, in the interim (this past Christmas read more

Tarnished Angel (1938)

Noirish Posted by John Grant on Jan 29, 2020

US / 67 minutes / bw / RKO Dir: Leslie Goodwins Pr: B.P. Fineman Scr: Saul Elkins, Jo Pagano Story: Saul Elkins Cine: Nicholas Musuraca Cast: Sally Eilers, Lee Bowman, Ann Miller, Alma Kruger, Paul Guilfoyle, Jonathan Hale, Jack Arnold (i.e., Vinton Hayworth), Cecil Kellaway, Janet Dempsey, Hamilton read more

book: I Will Have Vengeance (2007; trans 2012 Anne Milano Appel) by Maurizio de Giovanni

Noirish Posted by John Grant on Jan 27, 2020

A fine example of the frequent unhelpfulness of genre categorizations. Homicide detective Commissario Ricciardi of the Naples police has an unusual ability: like the kid at the heart of M. Night Shyamalan’s The Sixth Sense, he can See Dead People — specifically, those who have died a vi read more

book: The Procedure (1998; trans Paul Vincent 2001) by Harry Mulisch

Noirish Posted by John Grant on Jan 27, 2020

The front-flap blurb of my copy of this novel tells me that its author has “created an . . . immaculately constructed story.” I can only conclude that the blurbist was deploying the Goebbels principle of “if you gotta tell a lie, tell a big one,” because the reality is that read more

Autopsy (2009)

Noirish Posted by John Grant on Jan 25, 2020

US / 9 minutes / color / Rosewood Films Dir & Scr: Kevin Rice Pr: Debbie Rice Story: “Autopsy Room Four” (1997 Six Stories) by Stephen King Cine: George Tripsas Cast: Kayla Nash, Bryan Gay, Stephen McDougald, George Tripsas, Kevin Foux One of author Stephen King’s Dollar Babies (whereby the read more

I Accuse (2003)

Noirish Posted by John Grant on Jan 22, 2020

Canada / 86 minutes / color / Cinetel, Rampage, Accusatory, Movie Network, Super Ecran, Movie Central, First Look Dir: John Ketcham Pr: Gavin Wilding, John Ketcham, Mark Reid Scr: Matt DeJong, Charles Wilkinson Cine: Mark Dobrescu Cast: Estella Warren, John Hannah, John Kapelos, Alan Bratt, Tom Butl read more

book: A Florentine Death (2005; trans 2007 Howard Curtis) by Michele Giuttari

Noirish Posted by John Grant on Jan 21, 2020

Author Michele Giuttari was for a time a top cop in Florence, and led investigations including that of the celebrated Monster of Florence serial killings. In his Afterword to this, his debut novel, Giuttari admits that his hero, a Florentine top cop called Michele Ferrara, is an idealized version o read more
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