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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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Western RoundUp: Final Resting Places

Western RoundUp: Final Resting Places A few years ago I shared photographs of the final resting places of several Western stars who served in our armed forces. Over the last few years I’ve been honored to pay my respects at the gravesites … 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: He Ran All the Way (1951)

“I wish I knew how you wanted me to be. If only you’d tell me.” Most fans who make their way through film noir will invariably stumble upon the tragedy of John Garfield. A remarkably naturalistic actor, Garfield was adept … Continue reading

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Silver Screen Standards: The Night of the Hunter (1955)

Silver Screen Standards: The Night of the Hunter (1955) The Night of the Hunter (1955) is such a haunting and unusual film that I often wonder what else Charles Laughton might have produced had he directed any more movies, but … Continue reading

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Noir Nook: Uncommon Ladies of Noir – Shelley Winters

Noir Nook: Uncommon Ladies of Noir – Shelley Winters Shelley Winters may be best known for her role as an overweight, but heroic, former championship swimmer in 1972’s The Poseidon Adventure, or perhaps her Oscar-winning turns in The Diary of … Continue reading

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Classic Movie Legend Tribute: Shelley Winters

  Happy Birthday to Classic Movie Legend, Shelley Winters, born on August 18, 1920! Some actors make a career by playing it safe. They find a niche; make it work, and stick with it. It’s a respectable, perfectly stable way … Continue reading

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