Category Archives: Posts by Danilo Castro

Film Noir Review: I, the Jury (1953)

“I never wanted the world. Just room enough for the two of us.” Mike Hammer has a strange cinematic history, especially when compared to other classic detectives. He toiled in B-movie adaptations while P.I. ‘s like Sam Spade and Philip … 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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Film Noir Review: Call Northside 777 (1948)

“It’s a good world, outside.” No actor better represents American decency than James Stewart. In both his military and movie career, Stewart was the everyman, the humble hero who managed to get the job done through sheer force of will. … 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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Film Noir Review: Touch of Evil (1958)

“Your future’s all used up.” Orson Welles was an architect of film noir before the style had even been identified. His debut release, Citizen Kane (1941), was revolutionary for the artform as a whole, but the film’s shadowy visuals and … Continue reading

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Film Noir Review: 10 (More) Film Noir-Horror Crossovers

10 (More) Film Noir-Horror Crossovers Horror and noir are the demented cousins of cinema. Dark in style and content, they approach the worst elements of mankind from different angles, though they often arrive at the same morbid destination. Given how … Continue reading

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Film Noir Review: The Harder They Fall (1956)

“Some guys can sell out; some guys can’t.” Humphrey Bogart is the icon of film noir. Despite working tirelessly in genres like drama, romance, and comedy, the man, affectionately known as “Bogie,” is best remembered for the dozen or so … Continue reading

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Film Noir Review: Where Danger Lives (1950)

“I didn’t fall in love with a woman – I fell in love with a patient.” Robert Mitchum was part of a generation of leading men who rose to prominence in film noir. Along with Burt Lancaster, Alan Ladd, and … 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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Film Noir Review: The Killers (1964)

“If I knew you were coming, I would’ve set fire to the place.” Remakes are a risky endeavor, especially in the world of film noir. There have been countless instances of remakes coasting on the iconography of its predecessor, sans … Continue reading

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