Category Archives: Film

man who wasnt there

Friday Noir: The Man Who Wasn’t There

The Cohen Brothers have an amazing ability to capture the true spirit of noir and give it modern flair. The Man Who Wasn’t There is one of their most unknown films, but I truly enjoy its existential themes and light,

man who wasnt there

Friday Noir: The Man Who Wasn’t There

The Cohen Brothers have an amazing ability to capture the true spirit of noir and give it modern flair. The Man Who Wasn’t There is one of their most unknown films, but I truly enjoy its existential themes and light,

quicksand noir film

Friday Noir: Quicksand

Mickey Rooney and Peter Lorre star in this noir drama about a young man who steals money from a cash box and falls deeper and deeper into a world of crime.

quicksand noir film

Friday Noir: Quicksand

Mickey Rooney and Peter Lorre star in this noir drama about a young man who steals money from a cash box and falls deeper and deeper into a world of crime.

wallander tv detective show

Gumshoe Tuesday: Wallander

The multi-talented Richard Branaugh stars in the BBC remake of the Swedish crime drama Wallander. He’s my favorite kind of detective – sloppy, exhausted and barely keeping pace with his obsessive need to solve a crime.

wallander tv detective show

Gumshoe Tuesday: Wallander

The multi-talented Richard Branaugh stars in the BBC remake of the Swedish crime drama Wallander. He’s my favorite kind of detective – sloppy, exhausted and barely keeping pace with his obsessive need to solve a crime.

the file on thelma jordan

Friday Noir: The File on Thelma Jordan

It’s a classic noir love story: a bad girl falls in love with a cop. She wants to go straight, but she just can’t manage it. She’s in too deep. Starring the incomparable Barbara Stanwyck. A classic film.

the file on thelma jordan

Friday Noir: The File on Thelma Jordan

It’s a classic noir love story: a bad girl falls in love with a cop. She wants to go straight, but she just can’t manage it. She’s in too deep. Starring the incomparable Barbara Stanwyck. A classic film.

nancy drew

Gumshoe Tuesday: Nancy Drew

Sure the Hardy Boys are cute, but Nancy Drew was clever enough to solve mysteries all by herself. In fact, she was one of the first female detectives to make it to the small screen, long before Veronica Mars or

nancy drew

Gumshoe Tuesday: Nancy Drew

Sure the Hardy Boys are cute, but Nancy Drew was clever enough to solve mysteries all by herself. In fact, she was one of the first female detectives to make it to the small screen, long before Veronica Mars or

Mysterious Mr. Valentine

Friday Noir: The Mysterious Mr. Valentine

I’ve always been a sucker for a mad scientist, and The Mysterious Mr. Valentine is no exception. A tale of manipulation, murder, and a classic frame-up, this 1946 noir film delivers the goods.

Mysterious Mr. Valentine

Friday Noir: The Mysterious Mr. Valentine

I’ve always been a sucker for a mad scientist, and The Mysterious Mr. Valentine is no exception. A tale of manipulation, murder, and a classic frame-up, this 1946 noir film delivers the goods.

band of outsiders

Best Crime Ever

Running through the Louvre. Because you can. Only Godard could make noir so lighthearted and fun.

band of outsiders

Best Crime Ever

Running through the Louvre. Because you can. Only Godard could make noir so lighthearted and fun.

midsomer murders

Gumshoe Tuesday: Midsomer Murders

There are several reasons to like the long-running ITV detective show Midsomer Murders. First, the detectives always stop off at the pub to have a beer and talk about the case. Second, the show’s format provides for a complete recap

midsomer murders

Gumshoe Tuesday: Midsomer Murders

There are several reasons to like the long-running ITV detective show Midsomer Murders. First, the detectives always stop off at the pub to have a beer and talk about the case. Second, the show’s format provides for a complete recap

strange love of martha ivers

Friday Noir: The Strange Love of Marth Ivers

As Valentine’s Day approaches, I thought it might be nice to get into a little noir with a heavy side of romance.  The Strange Love Of Martha Ivers stars the lovely and talented Barbara Stanwyck, a young Kirk Douglas, and Walter O’Neil.

strange love of martha ivers

Friday Noir: The Strange Love of Marth Ivers

As Valentine’s Day approaches, I thought it might be nice to get into a little noir with a heavy side of romance.  The Strange Love Of Martha Ivers stars the lovely and talented Barbara Stanwyck, a young Kirk Douglas, and Walter O’Neil.

detective tv show mystery

Gumshoe Tuesday: Sherlock Holmes

Sherlock Holmes is a classic detective, perhaps even the archetypal detective. While the modern BBC Sherlock Holmes production is great fun to watch–excellent production value, fast paced and modern–there’s something wonderful about watching old-school Sherlock Holmes. He’s observant and clever,

detective tv show mystery

Gumshoe Tuesday: Sherlock Holmes

Sherlock Holmes is a classic detective, perhaps even the archetypal detective. While the modern BBC Sherlock Holmes production is great fun to watch–excellent production value, fast paced and modern–there’s something wonderful about watching old-school Sherlock Holmes. He’s observant and clever,