Category Archives: 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,