Mad Max: Fury Road

Mad Max Fury RoadMad Max: Fury Road: George Miller’s film walks a tight rope. By one hand, there is no pretense the story is a complicated one; in fact, Continue reading

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The Set-Up (1949)

The Set-UpThe Set-Up: Robert Wise presents a solid, tight little film noir; the story is Continue reading

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Where the Sidewalk Ends

Where the Sidewalk EndsWhere the Sidewalk Ends: Otto Preminger creates a solid, if unspectacular, film; Continue reading

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Avengers: Age of Ultron

Avengers Age of UltronAvengers: Age of Ultron: Joss Whedon delivers a somewhat peculiar beast: it is entertaining enough, and Continue reading

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Out of the Past (1947)

Out of the PastOut of the Past: Jacques Tourneur delivers a very solid noir; the story hits all the usual points with a lot of class. Continue reading

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Casa Grande

Casa GrandeCasa Grande: Fellipe Barbosa’s film has an intriguing starting point; however, Continue reading

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Laura (1944)

LauraLaura: Otto Preminger spins a good, engaging yarn, an elegant mix of noir and romance. Much of the air of Continue reading

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Lady in the Lake

Lady in the LakeLady in the Lake: Robert Montgomery’s film is marred by its stylistic choice of telling it in first person. The choice Continue reading

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The Wire – Series

The WireThe Wire: every once in a while, something comes up that forbids one to be coy about it; in that spirit, Continue reading

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Murder, My Sweet

Murder My SweetMurder, My Sweet: Edward Dmytryk creates a competent, if ultimately unspectacular, noir; the plot is appropriately convoluted, Continue reading

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