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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

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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Noir Nook: The At-Home Film Noir Festival

Noir Nook: The At-Home Film Noir Festival In April of this year, I attended the TCM Film Festival, which was the first time in two years that the fest was an in-person event. It was a sheer delight to be … Continue reading

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Film Noir Review: Odds Against Tomorrow (1959)

“Like you said, it’s just one role of the dice, doesn’t matter what color they are.” Robert Wise is a fascinating case study. In a medium built on radical storytellers and auteurs, Wise is the epitome of a craftsman; a … Continue reading

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Noir Nook: Top Films Noirs – Part 2

Noir Nook: Top Films Noirs – Part 2 Earlier this year, I decided to take a look at my favorite films noirs – a task that I periodically love to tackle because, depending on the season, my mood, or even … Continue reading

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Film Noir Review: The Argyle Secrets (1948)

“I got so mixed up I didn’t know what I was doing.” The Argyle Secrets has a lot working against it. It has no movie stars, and the film’s writer/director, Cy Endfield, is mostly remembered for being part of the … Continue reading

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Noir Nook: 75th Anniversary Noir – 2022 Edition

Noir Nook: 75th Anniversary Noir – 2022 Edition It’s now a new year, and you know what that means: a whole new crop of film noir features are celebrating their 75-year anniversary! Seventy-five years ago was 1947, which is frequently … Continue reading

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Noir Nook: Five Things I Love About Odds Against Tomorrow (1959)

Noir Nook: Five Things I Love About Odds Against Tomorrow (1959) If you’ve read my past posts here at the Noir Nook, you might know that I’ve been participating the last few years in a film group that meets virtually … Continue reading

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Film Noir Review: The Drowning Pool (1975)

“Oh sometimes I do better than others.” Paul Newman is the quintessential movie star. Some were more iconic, or more quotable, perhaps, but no actor has managed to compete with Newman’s impeccable blend of good looks, talent, and longevity. He … 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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