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DVD Review: ‘Fear in the Night’ (digitally restored)

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A restored version of 1947's 'Fear in the Night' should interest DeForest Kelley fans and those who like old-time psychological thrillers. Read More »

DVD Review: ‘Quicksand’ (Digitally Restored)


Mickey Rooney's 1950 'Quicksand' has received a restoration that should interest film buffs of the era. Read More »

Theater Review (LA): ‘Premeditation’ by Evelina Fernández


1940s film noir and the war between the sexes are hilariously sent up in this well-mounted world premiere production at Los Angeles Theatre Center. Read More »

Blu-ray Review: ‘Rififi’ – The Criterion Collection


The heist is the thing in Jules Dassin’s Rififi, the quintessential caper movie and a fascinating historical document. Read More »

Book Review: ‘A Comprehensive Encyclopedia of Film Noir’ by John Grant


One man's film noir is another man's detective story, or police procedural, or gangster film. Read More »

Blu-ray Review: ‘The Stranger’ (1946), ‘The Hitch-Hiker’ (1953) and ‘Night Tide’ (1961)

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Saddled with poor transfers no more are Orson Welles’s The Stranger, Ida Lupino’s The Hitch-Hiker and Curtis Harrington’s Night Tide. Read More »

LA Film Fest: ‘Ain’t Them Bodies Saints’

Rooney Mara and Casey Affleck as ill-fated lovers

An outlaw escapes from prison to find the wife and the daughter he’s never met in this intimate film-noir. Read More »

Blu-ray Review: Panic in the Streets – “Hang the DJ, Hang the DJ”

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Jack Palance makes a memorable debut by bringing the plague to New Orleans in this gripping film noir thriller. Read More »

Movie Review: Mental – As in the Slang Term for “Crazy”

You pick up a hitchhiking hippie to be a nanny for your daughters — what could go wrong? Read More »

DVD Review: Ministry of Fear – The Criterion Collection

I'll never enter a cake raffle again. Ever. Read More »