• Blowing Wild

    Blowing Wild

    "You'll never get away from me. I'll never let you go. I'll say you helped me. I'll say I killed him and you helped me. I don't care if they hang me just so the... Read more

    Posted on 06 May 2021 ENTERTAINMENT, MOVIES
  • Impulse


    Billy Wilder made The Seven Year Itch in 1955. Twelve months before that, Cy Endfield's Impulse had a moody Arthur Kennedy longing to scratch the 8 year... Read more

    Posted on 26 April 2021 ENTERTAINMENT, MOVIES
  • A Left and a Right

    Left Right

    The fight game, with its allusions to glory and honor taking a ringside seat with corruption and manipulation, has often been featured in films noir, either... Read more

    Posted on 14 April 2021 ENTERTAINMENT, MOVIES
  • Quantez


    Men ride longer over blood than money. The western as a chamber piece almost seems like a contradiction in terms, doesn't it? The entire genre is built around... Read more

    Posted on 02 April 2021 ENTERTAINMENT, MOVIES
  • Major Dundee on Blu-ray

    Major Dundee Blu-ray

    Due in mid-June from Arrow. While the movie has been released in high definition elsewhere before now, this limited edition looks like being a full bells and... Read more

    Posted on 27 March 2021 ENTERTAINMENT, MOVIES
  • Autumn Leaves

    Autumn Leaves

    The present is made up of little bits of the past. Recently, I spoke a little about filmmakers venturing outside of their perceived comfort zone and the how... Read more

    Posted on 22 March 2021 ENTERTAINMENT, MOVIES
  • No Man of Her Own

    In the world of Cornell Woolrich every dream is in reality a nightmare concealed behind a mask, every instance of happiness is merely bait to lure the... Read more

    Posted on 11 March 2021 ENTERTAINMENT, MOVIES
  • Hell Canyon Outlaws

    Hell Canyon Outlaws

    After contributing a number of write-ups encompassing film noir and a couple of visits to the small screen, guest poster Gordon Gates has turned his attention t... Read more

    Posted on 25 February 2021 ENTERTAINMENT, MOVIES
  • These Thousand Hills

    These Thousand Hills

    Innocent? Well, that depends on who the jury is. I'll tell you a couple of things I ain't guilty of. I ain't prayed on Sunday. Bought cows cheap on Monday. I... Read more

    Posted on 12 February 2021 ENTERTAINMENT, MOVIES
  • Fire Down Below

    Fire Down Below

    Romance, revenge and renewal - introduce a movie from the mid or late 1950s with those words and the chances are people will think you're talking about a... Read more

    Posted on 29 January 2021 ENTERTAINMENT, MOVIES
  • The Furies on Blu-ray

    Furies Blu-ray

    It's just come to my attention that Criterion in the US are upgrading Anthony Mann's The Furies (1950) to Blu-ray, it's due out in April. This is an impressive... Read more

    Posted on 17 January 2021 ENTERTAINMENT, MOVIES
  • Canyon River

    Canyon River

    Back in the saddle. It's been a while now since I've featured a western on this site, not that I've been consciously avoiding them, it's just that other materia... Read more

    Posted on 15 January 2021 ENTERTAINMENT, MOVIES
  • House of Strangers

    House Strangers

    Back in 2015 I looked at , a superior western and a remake of an earlier movie. I remarked at the time that I preferred the later version of the story and that'... Read more

    Posted on 05 January 2021 ENTERTAINMENT, MOVIES
  • Scene of the Crime

    Scene Crime

    It's arguable that, at its peak, RKO was the studio that appeared most comfortable producing films noir. If, on the other hand, you were to ask which of the... Read more

    Posted on 28 December 2020 ENTERTAINMENT, MOVIES
  • A Trio of Dusters

    Trio Dusters

    With the holiday season drawing ever closer it's a pleasure to host another slate of less familiar (or less familiar to this viewer anyway) vintage TV,... Read more

    Posted on 16 December 2020 ENTERTAINMENT, MOVIES
  • Mogambo


    Doing the right thing - a trite phrase in some respects, and yet it also goes straight to the heart of the personal dilemmas which form the basis of and indeed... Read more

    Posted on 04 December 2020 ENTERTAINMENT, MOVIES
  • A Bullet Is Waiting

    Bullet Waiting

    I've spoken of the importance of titles before, and I do like to see a punchy and enticing one used. A Bullet Is Waiting (1954) has a lot going for it: it... Read more

    Posted on 23 November 2020 ENTERTAINMENT, MOVIES
  • Rogues’ Regiment

    Rogues’ Regiment

    With a variety of matters vying for my time and attention these days, I'm grateful to have this opportunity to put up a piece on another of those relative... Read more

    Posted on 06 November 2020 ENTERTAINMENT, MOVIES
  • The Sun Also Rises

    Also Rises

    Adaptation, moving from one medium to another, has been a feature of moviemaking since the earliest days, and it's always been fraught with difficulties.... Read more

    Posted on 23 October 2020 ENTERTAINMENT, MOVIES
  • Moss Rose

    Moss Rose

    Call a movie contrived and it immediately conjures up images of some wholly unrealistic scenario, something the hardheaded among us will insist gravely could... Read more

    Posted on 10 October 2020 ENTERTAINMENT, MOVIES