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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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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: 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: “Killer” Noir

Noir Nook: “Killer” Noir Film noir is not easy to define. Sometimes, it’s not even easy to determine whether a film is noir or not. Whenever I’m asked to describe film noir, I respond that generally speaking, noir films portray … Continue reading

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Western RoundUp: Hour of the Gun (1967)

Western RoundUp: Hour of the Gun (1967) It’s been a few months since I devoted a Western RoundUp column to a single film, so this month I’ll focus on my first-ever viewing of Hour of the Gun (1967). In doing so, I’m … Continue reading

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FilmStruck Forum: Exploring FilmStruck

FilmStruck Forum: Exploring FilmStruck My First Log-in to the Streaming Movie Service As part of our long-term partnership with FilmStruck (which includes lots of monthly giveaways throughout the year), we are launching a monthly CMH column called FilmStruck Forum in which … Continue reading

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Film Noir Review: Sorry, Wrong Number (1948)

 “Operator, I’ve been ringing Murray Hill 35097 for the last half hour and the line is always busy.” While the film noir continues to thrive in the modern day, a stylistic shoot-off, the melodramatic noir, remains frozen in the ember … Continue reading

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5 Things You May Not Know about Harry Belafonte

5 Things You May Not Know about Harry Belafonte  Like today is his birthday. Happy 90th Birthday to the legend Harry Belafonte! ….. In the Navy… OK, so this may be a promotional picture of Belafonte from Carmen Jones (1954, director Otto … Continue reading

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Film Noir Review: Sweet Smell of Success (1957)

“Match me, Sidney…” Hollywood loved their exposés in the early 1950s. Films like Sunset Boulevard (1950), Ace in the Hole (1951), and The Bad and the Beautiful (1952) showed audiences the ugly side of show business with exacting clarity. It … Continue reading

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