Tagged: film noir

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Home Video Hovel: Trapped, by David Bax

Richard Fleischer’s Trapped–out now on Blu-ray from Flicker Alley–begins in unorthodox fashion for a film noir. A mini-documentary explains to us the purpose of the United States Department of the Treasury, specifically its agents, known collectively as the Secret Service...

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Monday Movie: The Damned Don’t Cry, by David Bax

The Damned Don’t Cry is notable for more than just having one of the greatest titles in the history of movies but even if it weren’t, that would still be enough. Whatever those lurid words may suggest to you, what exists...

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Monday Movie: Nobody Lives Forever, by David Bax

Pretty much every movie thief or con man seems to have the same rule: “Never fall in love.” Maybe, though, they just haven’t seen Jean Negulesco’s 1946 Nobody Lives Forever. Sure, you might have to shoot some guys but, at...

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Monday Movie: All the King’s Men, by David Bax

Watch a decontextualized clip of Broderick Craword as Willie Stark from the early part of Robert Rossen’s All the President’s Men and you’ll see an incendiary depiction of anti-establishment, proletariat fervor. It’s inspiring. It’s galvanizing. Viewed from the perch of...