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Western RoundUp: The Violent Men (1955)

Western RoundUp: The Violent Men (1955) This spring I wrote here about watching Forty Guns (1957) for the first time. Forty Guns was an outstanding Western directed by Samuel Fuller, with Barbara Stanwyck leading a top cast. Finally catching up with that film has now … Continue reading

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Noir Nook: Best Noir of the Year – Part I

Noir Nook: Best Noir of the Year – Part I If you know me, you’ll know I love a good list. And what better lists to make than lists about classic film noir features? This time around, I’m serving up … Continue reading

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Western RoundUp: Western Film Book Library – Part 6

Western RoundUp: Western Film Book Library – Part 6 It’s been over a year since my last “Western Film Book Library” post, and in the intervening time I’ve made several interesting additions to my library, so this seems like a … Continue reading

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Noir Nook: Femme Entrances – Part 2

Noir Nook: Femme Entrances – Part 2 Last month, I offered up four femmes who provided us with some of the best entrances in film noir: Cora Smith (Lana Turner) in The Postman Always Rings Twice (1946), Phyllis Dietrichson (Barbara … Continue reading

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Noir Nook: Femme Entrances

Noir Nook: Femme Entrances Recently, during a viewing of The Postman Always Rings Twice (1946) on TCM, I tweeted about Lana Turner’s first appearance in the film, stating that it was one of the best screen entrances, ever. One of … Continue reading

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Silver Screen Standards: Celebrating Screwball

Silver Screen Standards: Celebrating Screwball The world can be a sad, scary place much of the time, and when I feel overwhelmed by bad news there are certain kinds of classic movies that ease my anxiety and remind me to … Continue reading

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Western RoundUp: Forty Guns (1957)

Western RoundUp: Forty Guns (1957) In last month’s column I took a look at Ambush at Cimarron Pass (1958), which I described as a “rather middling movie” which I nonetheless enjoyed. This time around I’ll discuss a film at the other end of the … Continue reading

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Noir Nook: Top Films Noir – Part 1

Noir Nook: Top Films Noir – Part 1 Every film noir lover has their best-loved features from this shadowy era of filmmaking. As we begin another year, I’m taking a look at my favorite films noirs. One of the reasons … Continue reading

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Noir Nook: 75th Anniversary Noir

Noir Nook: 75th Anniversary Noir There are so many noirs out there – some are good, some are not so good. Some are great. And some are legendary. This month, the Noir Nook is celebrating the 75th anniversary of the … Continue reading

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Noir Nook: YouTube Bs – Highway Dragnet (1954)

Noir Nook: YouTube Bs – Highway Dragnet (1954) YouTube is a treasure trove of film noir classics – on it, for free, you can find gems like Scarlet Street (1945), The Strange Love of Martha Ivers (1946), House of Strangers … Continue reading

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