Category Archives: Noir

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.

double indemnity

Must-Read: Double Indemnity

So I was a huge fan for the Raymond Chandler-penned screenplay first. James M. Cain’s novel is a taught, page-turning account of a man who went too far because he met a woman that he couldn’t say no to. Or

double indemnity

Must-Read: Double Indemnity

So I was a huge fan for the Raymond Chandler-penned screenplay first. James M. Cain’s novel is a taught, page-turning account of a man who went too far because he met a woman that he couldn’t say no to. Or

Friday Noir: Cast a Dark Shadow

This 1955 British noir film features impeccable black and white photography. Truly a gem of the genre.

Friday Noir: Cast a Dark Shadow

This 1955 British noir film features impeccable black and white photography. Truly a gem of the genre.

Friday Noir: The Strange Woman

Edward G. Ulmer’s period noir drama The Strange Woman (1936) stars Heddy Lamar as a femme fatale who will do anything to control the men in her life. The film has old school pacing, but the character study is seriously compelling.

Friday Noir: The Strange Woman

Edward G. Ulmer’s period noir drama The Strange Woman (1936) stars Heddy Lamar as a femme fatale who will do anything to control the men in her life. The film has old school pacing, but the character study is seriously compelling.

Friday Noir: Scarface

Before Al Pacino starred in the famed remake of this 1932 noir classic, Howard Hawks’ gangster classic Scarface shocked audiences with its unprecedented violence. The screenplay was penned by Ben Hecht, a Chicago newspaperman, and apparently Capone’s thugs tried to

Friday Noir: Scarface

Before Al Pacino starred in the famed remake of this 1932 noir classic, Howard Hawks’ gangster classic Scarface shocked audiences with its unprecedented violence. The screenplay was penned by Ben Hecht, a Chicago newspaperman, and apparently Capone’s thugs tried to

Friday Noir: Body Heat

Back in the 1980s, when Hollywood still made movies for grown-ups, the noir thriller Body Heat was made. Think The Postman Always Rings Twice on Viagra. This film is steamy and dangerous dialed up to a pitch that you can’t

Friday Noir: Body Heat

Back in the 1980s, when Hollywood still made movies for grown-ups, the noir thriller Body Heat was made. Think The Postman Always Rings Twice on Viagra. This film is steamy and dangerous dialed up to a pitch that you can’t