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Western RoundUp: Final Resting Places, Leading Ladies

Western RoundUp: Final Resting Places, Leading Ladies In my last Western RoundUp column I shared photographs of the final resting places of a number of Western sidekicks and supporting Western players. That column was focused on male actors, and this time around … Continue reading

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Noir Nook: In Living Color Noirs

Noir Nook: In Living Color Noirs If there’s one thing that’s certain about film noir, it’s that it encompasses a lot of uncertainty. All noirs don’t have femmes fatales. They’re not all set in urban areas. They don’t all have … Continue reading

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Noir Nook: Best Noir of the Year – Part 2

Noir Nook: Best Noir of the Year – Part 2 For last month’s Noir Nook, I started one of my favorite lists to date – the best film from each year of the classic noir era; Part 1 covered 1940 … 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: Spring Trivia – Joan Bennett, Robert Mitchum, Ann Blyth, Robert Ryan, Jean Hagen, and Richard Widmark

Spring Trivia – Joan Bennett, Robert Mitchum, Ann Blyth, Robert Ryan, Jean Hagen, and Richard Widmark There aren’t many things I love in life more than classic movie trivia. In celebration of spring, this month’s Noir Nook is serving up … 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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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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Noir Nook: Four Noir Fellas: Show Biz Beginnings

Four Noir Fellas: Show Biz Beginnings Last month’s Noir Nook focused on the opening scenes from some of my favorite noir features. In a further nod to the start of the new year, this month I’m taking a look at … Continue reading

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