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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: 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: The Lady from Shanghai (1947)

Silver Screen Standards: The Lady from Shanghai (1947) Despite the icy cold shade of Rita Hayworth’s hair, The Lady from Shanghai (1947) plays like a fever dream, confusing and sweat-soaked, long before it reaches its famous funhouse climax. It’s a … 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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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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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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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: Iconic Moments in Film Noir

Noir Nook: Iconic Moments in Film Noir As another holiday season rolls around, this month’s Noir Nook is devoted to gift-giving. If you like to visit this website, you’re obviously a classic film lover, and one of the many great … Continue reading

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