• Rope of Sand

    Rope Sand

    "Consider the diamond itself for instance. Carbon, soot, chemically speaking. And yet the hardest of all matters. So hard, in fact, that whatever it touches mus... Read more

    Posted on 25 September 2021 ENTERTAINMENT, MOVIES
  • The Accused


    Film noir never seems to go out of fashion. Sure it has seen its box office power ebb and flow somewhat since its heyday in the 1940s and 1950s but movie fans... Read more

    Posted on 18 September 2021 ENTERTAINMENT, MOVIES
  • Red Mountain


    One of the reasons I started this site many years ago was the opportunity it afforded me to write on and maybe draw some attention to movies (many of which... Read more

    Posted on 10 September 2021 ENTERTAINMENT, MOVIES
  • The Velvet Touch

    Velvet Touch

    Guilt, fear and suspicion - these are all key characteristics of film noir. Marry those elements to the duplicity inherent in the world of the theater, where th... Read more

    Posted on 27 August 2021 ENTERTAINMENT, MOVIES
  • The Naked Spur on Blu-ray

    Naked Spur Blu-ray

    This is an especially pleasing piece of news and one I'm delighted to pass on. Anthony Mann's movies with James Stewart rate as some of the finest works in the... Read more

    Posted on 18 August 2021 ENTERTAINMENT, MOVIES
  • Ambush at Tomahawk Gap

    Ambush Tomahawk

    A quick perusal of the active ingredients of Ambush at Tomahawk Gap (1953) - a ghost town, a small group of criminals bound together by greed yet riven by hatre... Read more

    Posted on 11 August 2021 ENTERTAINMENT, MOVIES
  • Seven Thunders

    Seven Thunders

    Referring to a film as a war movie probably brings to mind images of large set piece combat scenes, of pitched battles raging across the screen with intensity.... Read more

    Posted on 02 August 2021 ENTERTAINMENT, MOVIES
  • The Macomber Affair

    Macomber Affair

    There is nothing else than now. There is neither yesterday, certainly, nor is there any tomorrow. How old must you be before you know that? There is only now,... Read more

    Posted on 21 July 2021 ENTERTAINMENT, MOVIES
  • A Double Life

    Double Life

    Hollywood's penchant for picking away at the veneer of its own glamorous facade to steal a furtive glance at the preening, grasping and backstabbing that lies... Read more

    Posted on 10 July 2021 ENTERTAINMENT, MOVIES
  • Valerie


    Perspectives and perceptions, views and understanding, the way we see events and how we process what's seen. This is the basis of Gerd Oswald's Valerie (1957), ... Read more

    Posted on 01 July 2021 ENTERTAINMENT, MOVIES
  • The Restless and the Damned

    Restless Damned

    Since I'm on vacation just now, I've decided to feature another contribution from site regular Gordon Gates . He frequently comes up with titles that are... Read more

    Posted on 22 June 2021 ENTERTAINMENT, MOVIES
  • Some Came Running

    Some Came Running

    Some Came Running (1958) is quite simply a great movie. It's a study of fear and frustration in small town America in the post-war years. Every main character i... Read more

    Posted on 07 June 2021 ENTERTAINMENT, MOVIES
  • Moonfleet


    Recognizing the familiar in the atypical; that sounds like the kind of triumphant banality commonly attached to a piece of cod sociological theorizing. In... Read more

    Posted on 01 June 2021 ENTERTAINMENT, MOVIES
  • The Flame


    Flashbacks and double crosses, love triangles and scheming women, blackmail, obsession and murder. Add in some moody and expressive visuals as well as the type... Read more

    Posted on 21 May 2021 ENTERTAINMENT, MOVIES
  • 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