Category: Film Noir

Woman in the Window 1944 film noir

The Woman in the Window (1944) – A Review

Joan Bennet and Edward G. Robinson in The Woman in the Window Criminology professor Richard Wanley (Edward G. Robinson) is alone in New York City while his family is away....

The Steel Trap 1952 film noir

The Steel Trap (1952) – A Review

Joseph Cotten enters The Steel Trap Jim Osbourne (Joseph Cotten) is a mild-mannered bank officer in Los Angeles. He’s got a loving wife (Teresa Wright), a daughter, a steady job...

John Cusack The Bag Man 2014 thriller

The Bag Man (2014) – A Review

John Cusack in The Bag Man Jack (John Cusack) is a widowed killer who gets a strange job offer by mobster Dragna (Robert DeNiro). He’s told to pick up a...

The Sniper 1952 film noir

The Sniper (1952) – A Review

Arthur Franz is The Sniper Eddie Miller (Arthur Franz) has some issues. By day he works as a laundromat delivery man in San Francisco. He’s quiet, keeps to himself and...

The Lineup 1958 film noir Eli Wallach

The Lineup (1958) – A Review

Eli Wallach in The Lineup It was a coincidence that I happened to watch Eli Wallach in the 1958 film The Lineup a few months after his death at the...

Blast of Silence 1961 film noir

Blast of Silence (1961) – A Review

Allen Baron in Blast of Silence A hitman from Cleveland arrives in New York City to do a job. He’s assigned to kill a mid-level mob boss by the name...

Hitch-Hiker 1953 film noir

The Hitch-Hiker (1953) – A Review

The Hitch-Hiker Roy Collins (Edmond O’Brien) and Gilbert Bowen (Frank Lovejoy) are on the road in Arizona ready to enjoy a leisurely fishing trip when they happen upon a stranger...

Ryan O'Neal The Driver 1978

The Driver (1978) – A Review

Ryan O’Neal in The Driver Ryan O’Neal is the best getaway driver in the city. He’s a man of few words and doesn’t have much of a life other than...

Gun Crazy 1950 film noir classic

Gun Crazy (1950) – A Review

John Dall and Peggy Cummins in Gun Crazy Gun Crazy (also known as Deadly Is The Female) is a low-budget film noir that could have ended up as just another...

Asphalt Jungle film noir 1950 John Huston

The Asphalt Jungle (1950) – A Review

The Asphalt Jungle The Asphalt Jungle is a noir caper film based on a novel by W.R. Burnett. It has shady characters, a carefully planned crime and an inevitable unraveling...

Naked City 1948 film noir

The Naked City (1948) – A Review

The Naked City reads the headlines The Naked City is an interesting film. It shows the tireless work done by the police to solve a murder case that occurs on...

Mildred Pierce Joan Crawford 1945

Mildred Pierce (1945) – A Review…

Joan Crawford in Mildred Pierce I’ve always heard about this film and finally got around to watching it. Based on the popular 1941 novel by James M. Cain, Joan Crawford...