Noirvember Film Noir Fest

Double Indemnity - Forty Essential Films Noir Classics

Double Indemnity (1944) – Forty Essential Films Noir Classics

Film Noir Fest

Noirvember Film Noir Fest

Film noir is one of the defining cinema styles.This style is heavily influenced by current events and politics. Some of the themes explored in film noir are: Postwar anxiety and societal malaise, Guilt and dread, Psychoanalysis and trauma, Criminality and the limits of rational investigation, Existential despair, The inability to separate truth from lies, and The role of women in postwar society (TCM Presents Into the Darkness: Investigating Film Noir, Richard L. Edwards, Ph.D.). It can be argued that the USA may be headed into another noir phase following the 911 attack.

As it becomes darker and colder in November it is time to sit back and enjoy classic film noir as a part of your own Noirvember.

  • Mystery Street (1950) Classic Movie Review 161

        Today’s movie is Mystery Street (1950). While Edgar Allen Poe invented the detective novel, this movie may be the grandfather of all television crime dramas[1]. This movie highlight, at the time, little known forensic techniques, as they attempt to solve the murder of a B-girl. Mystery Street (1950)… Continue reading The post Mystery Street (1950) Classic Movie Review 161 appeared first on . […]

  • Three Strangers (1946) Classic Movie Review 159

        Today’s movie is Three Strangers (1946), and yes, it is another of the Lorre Greenstreet pairing. So, I’m a little obsessive. This Warner Brothers film is also known as Three Men and a Girl (1946). John Huston was one of the screenwriters, it was based around a statue,… Continue reading The post Three Strangers (1946) Classic Movie Review 159 appeared first on . […]

  • The Narrow Margin (1952) Classic Movie Review 157

          Today’s movie is The Narrow Margin (1952). This is a wonderful Film Noir. The majority of the movie was shot within the confines of a set the size of a train. The claustrophobic nature of the set is highlight by face to face meetings and blocked corridors… Continue reading The post The Narrow Margin (1952) Classic Movie Review 157 appeared first on . […]

  • The Phenix City Story (1955) Classic Movie Review 156

        Today’s movie is The Phenix City Story (1955). This crime drama is classified as a Film Noir. However, a good case could be made that it is not. I’ll go with a soft yes. This movie is based on a true story. iMDB.com rates this movie at 7.4[1]… Continue reading The post The Phenix City Story (1955) Classic Movie Review 156 appeared first on . […]

  • The Verdict (1946) Classic Movie Review 152

        Today’s movie is The Verdict (1946). I really don’t watch too many English films unless they star Robert Donat. Having received all of my formal education in the third world country of Mississippi, I have a major problem with non-pigeon English. Anyway, I was poking around somewhere and… Continue reading The post The Verdict (1946) Classic Movie Review 152 appeared first on . […]

  • The Petrified Forest (1936) Classic Movie Review 150

          Today’s movie is The Petrified Forest (1936), and it’s a strange one. It is often listed as a Film Noir, but it seems more like a mental break-down set in the midst of a murder spree. It is widely considered to be a precursor to Film Noir… Continue reading The post The Petrified Forest (1936) Classic Movie Review 150 appeared first on . […]

  • Dark Waters (1944) Classic Movie Review 149

         Today’s movie is Dark Waters (1944). This movie is hailed as a Gothic Film Noir and I just had to see it. Dark Waters (1944) was directed by André De Toth.  This film is rated 6.5 on iMDB.com[1] and with no Tomatometer percentage this movie is only… Continue reading The post Dark Waters (1944) Classic Movie Review 149 appeared first on . […]

  • All Film Noir Movies

    I wanted to add a definition for Film noir, so I went to the great movie critic Roger Ebert.  I have shortened his definitions but included the link below so you can read the complete original. 1. A French term meaning “black film,” or film of the night. 2. Doesn’t… Continue reading The post All Film Noir Movies appeared first on . […]

  • The Prowler (1951) Classic Movie Review 135

      Welcome to today’s show, The Prowler (1951), my name is John. As always you can subscribe to the show on Apple Podcast formally known as iTunes or follow the links to social media in the podcast show notes. So please subscribe when you are finished listening. You can also… Continue reading The post The Prowler (1951) Classic Movie Review 135 appeared first on . […]

  • The Harder They Fall (1956) Classic Movie Review 134

      Today’s movie is The Harder They Fall (1956). This is a gritty boxing Film-Noir without a serious femme fatale. This movie was Humphrey Bogart last film. Rod Steiger led a vicious crew of gangsters. Real boxers rounded out the crew. Mark Robson directed this tale of corruption and betrayal… Continue reading The post The Harder They Fall (1956) Classic Movie Review 134 appeared first on . […]

 

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