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Silver Screen Standards: Dick Powell in Murder, My Sweet (1944)

Silver Screen Standards: Dick Powell in Murder, My Sweet (1944) Humphrey Bogart might be the most iconic version of Raymond Chandler’s hard-boiled detective, Philip Marlowe, but Dick Powell gives a surprisingly perfect take on the character in the 1944 noir … Continue reading

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Western RoundUp: Western Film Book Library – Part 7

Western RoundUp: Western Film Book Library – Part 7 Every year or so I share some interesting titles on the Western film genre in this column. Here’s my 2023 look at a mixture of brand-new and vintage books on Westerns! … Continue reading

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Western RoundUp: Tombstone (1993)

Western RoundUp: Tombstone (1993) Was the 1881 gunfight at the OK Corral the most-filmed true incident in Western film history? I’ve never tried counting how many movies the gunfight appears in, but it’s a significant number. I’ve previously written here … 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: 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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Silver Screen Standards: Vincent Price

Silver Screen Standards: Vincent Price During the Halloween season we naturally think of Vincent Price, that undisputed icon of horror whose many roles in the genre put him in the exalted company of Lon Chaney, Boris Karloff, Bela Lugosi, and … 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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Western RoundUp: Hidden Gems, Vol. 3

Western RoundUp: Hidden Gems, Vol. 3 It’s time for another look at some Western “Hidden Gems”! These are relatively lesser-known yet entertaining movies that deserve a look from fans of the Western genre. I’ve found both of these films, which … Continue reading

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Western RoundUp: Western Film Book Library – Part 4

Western RoundUp: Western Film Book Library – Part 4 I hope the new year is starting well for everyone! With many of us across the country — indeed, the world! — still spending most of our time at home, this … Continue reading

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Western RoundUp: Lone Pine (Virtual) Film Festival

Western RoundUp: Lone Pine (Virtual) Film Festival Every October for the past half-dozen years I’ve spent Columbus Day weekend at the Lone Pine Film Festival in Lone Pine, California. In a Western RoundUp column last fall I shared a look at some … Continue reading

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