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10.09.2014 | 108 days ago | Posted at 10:58 AM
By David Luhrssen
Film noir is a style, a mood and an implicit commentary on American society. Although French critics coined the term in the 1950s, the genre was already coalescing in 1941 with the release of The Maltese Falcon. As the term suggests, the films were dark, usually making use of deep shadows and pools of light that were characteristic of German Expressionist filmmaking (Hollywood was populated by 194...
09.30.2014 | 117 days ago | Posted at 02:21 PM

1978 Remake out on DVD

By David Luhrssen
Only the arrogant, the foolish or the bold set out to remake a classic film and expect to find respect. Flush with the success of Death Wish, writer-director Michael Winner must have been a bit arrogant in producing his The Big Sleep, a 1978 remake of Howard Hawks’ 1946 film noir classic. However, Winner did many things right, especially casting Robert Mitchum as private detective Philip Marl...
Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Is Jack Palance the best movie villain?

Who are the all-time best movie villains—actors we love to hate on the big screen? This is a challenging question even for dedicated film aficionados. Quickly coming to my mind are Charles Laughton
Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2012
 Remember the days when neighborhood movie houses were an integral part of many residential areas of the city? These mostly small theaters boasted a single screen and double features and attracted big crowds almost every