Category Archives: Noir

noir film thunder road

Friday Noir: Thunder Road

Robert Mitchum stars in this noir thriller as a Korean War vet who comes home from the war to join the family moonshine business. He’s got to evade both the cops and the big city gangsters trying to take over

noir film thunder road

Friday Noir: Thunder Road

Robert Mitchum stars in this noir thriller as a Korean War vet who comes home from the war to join the family moonshine business. He’s got to evade both the cops and the big city gangsters trying to take over

the fall detective drama

Gumshoe Tuesday: The Fall

This new BBC detective drama stars Gillian Anderson as a third wave feminist detective stalking a misogynistic serial killer. Almost too graphic, definitely disturbing, this show examines the sexual politics of crime and law enforcement.

the fall detective drama

Gumshoe Tuesday: The Fall

This new BBC detective drama stars Gillian Anderson as a third wave feminist detective stalking a misogynistic serial killer. Almost too graphic, definitely disturbing, this show examines the sexual politics of crime and law enforcement.

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Gumshoe Tuesday: Top of the Lake

It’s always good news when talented directors agree to do crime shows. I’ve been a fan of Jane Campion since the 1990s, and she did a great job with Top of the Lake. It’s a noir crime drama similar to

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Gumshoe Tuesday: Top of the Lake

It’s always good news when talented directors agree to do crime shows. I’ve been a fan of Jane Campion since the 1990s, and she did a great job with Top of the Lake. It’s a noir crime drama similar to

marked women

Friday Noir: Marked Women

This was the first noir film that I ever saw. One night when I was about nine years old, I couldn’t sleep and I turned on Marked Women with Humphrey Bogart and Betty Davis.

marked women

Friday Noir: Marked Women

This was the first noir film that I ever saw. One night when I was about nine years old, I couldn’t sleep and I turned on Marked Women with Humphrey Bogart and Betty Davis.

pickup on south street

Friday Noir: Pickup on South Street

Directed by the incomparable Sam Fuller, Pickup on South Street is a visually-compelling noir film starring Richard Windmark and Jean Peters.  

pickup on south street

Friday Noir: Pickup on South Street

Directed by the incomparable Sam Fuller, Pickup on South Street is a visually-compelling noir film starring Richard Windmark and Jean Peters.  

An Evening with Dashiell Hammett

Oh, how I miss Los Angeles. This April, the Los Angeles Visionaries Association (LAVA) is hosting a literary salon that sounds simply fantastic: a literary salon dedicated to one of the greatest crime writers of the 20th century, Dashiell Hammett,

An Evening with Dashiell Hammett

Oh, how I miss Los Angeles. This April, the Los Angeles Visionaries Association (LAVA) is hosting a literary salon that sounds simply fantastic: a literary salon dedicated to one of the greatest crime writers of the 20th century, Dashiell Hammett,

rocky king detective

Gumshoe Tuesday: Rocky King, Detective

If you’re looking for an old-timey tough guy detective show, look no further than Rocky King, Detective. A 1950s noir detective show, made back when smoking was glamorous and people wore evening gowns to nightclubs. Now that’s class.

rocky king detective

Gumshoe Tuesday: Rocky King, Detective

If you’re looking for an old-timey tough guy detective show, look no further than Rocky King, Detective. A 1950s noir detective show, made back when smoking was glamorous and people wore evening gowns to nightclubs. Now that’s class.

fear in the night noir

Friday Noir: Fear in the Night

Based on a short story by Cornell Woolrich, Fear in the Night is a classic noir film starring Paul Kelly and DeForrest Kelly (that’s Bones from the original Star Trek to some of you). A man dreams he committed murder,

fear in the night noir

Friday Noir: Fear in the Night

Based on a short story by Cornell Woolrich, Fear in the Night is a classic noir film starring Paul Kelly and DeForrest Kelly (that’s Bones from the original Star Trek to some of you). A man dreams he committed murder,

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,