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7. Criss Cross (1949)
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1. Borderline (1980)
2. Miami Blues (1990)
3. New Jack City (1991)
4. Le passager de la pluie (1970)
5. Karachi (1989)
6. Off Limits (1988)
7. Criss Cross (1949)
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3. Se7en (David Fincher, 1995) [Rewatch] 7
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1. The Leopard Man (Jacques Tourneur, 1943) 6
2. Farewell, My Lovely (Dick Richards, 1975) 7
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22. Thieves' Highway (1948) - Hardly anything novel, but worth watching. I feel like more could've been done with the whole "war veteran comes home and immediately pursues a life of crime" premise, but since this was made so soon after the end of WW2, I suppose I can see why they wanted to tone down much of the darker elements, even at the cost of a more compelling narrative.
Dizzy Dames
1. The Lady From Shanghai (1947)
2. Man Hunt (1941)
3. Algiers (1938)
4. Detour (1945)
5. Nightmare Alley (1947)
6. Hollow Triumph (1948)
7. The Naked City (1948)
8. The Penalty (1920)
9. Abandoned (1949)
10. Caught (1949)
11. The Prowler (1951)
12. Odds Against Tomorrow (1959)
13. Paycheck (2003)
14. Suddenly (1954)
15. The Brothers Bloom (2008)
16. Angels Over Broadway (1940)
17. Fallen Angel (1945)
18. Drunken Angel (1948)
19. The Asphalt Jungle (1950)
20. The Amazing Mr X (1948)
21. Blonde Ice (1948)
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5. Pickup on South Street (1953): 6/10 #ThelmaRitter

Although the anti-communist propaganda was bothering me, I thought this was a nicely shot movie with great acting. The romance part, however, was not very convincing.
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1. A Woman's Secret (1949) #GloriaGrahame
2. La bête à l'affût (1959)
3. The Woman in the Window (1944) (rewatch) #JoanBennett
4. Cage of Gold (1950)
5. Pickup on South Street (1953) #ThelmaRitter
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11. The Hitch-Hiker (Lupino, 1953). #Ida Lupino (the third, director this time). Seems like the further down the list I go, the better the noirs become! Really well done little thriller. If you're looking for more in this vein, I can recommend Mario Bava's "Rabid Dogs" that has a somewhat similar premise and is tense as hell.


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1. Phantom Lady (Siodmak, 1944). #Ella Raines.
2. Lady in the Lake (Montgomery, 1946). #Audrey Totter.
3. T-Men (Mann, 1947).
4. Pitfall (de Toth, 1948). #Lizabeth Scott
5. Road House (Negulesco, 1948). #Ida Lupino
6. Panic in the Streets (Kazan, 1950)
7. The File on Thelma Jordon (Siodmak, 1949). #Barbara Stanwyck.
8. Where Danger Lives (Farrow, 1950).
9. On Dangerous Ground (Ray, 1951). #Ida Lupino (the second).
10. The Prowler (Losey, 1951).
11. The Hitch-Hiker (Lupino, 1953). #Ida Lupino (the third, director this time)
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13. Hangover Square (1945, Brahm) 6,5/10 #LindaDarnell

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01. Macao (1952, Sternberg) 6/10 #GloriaGrahame
02. Johnny Eager (1941, LeRoy) 7/10 #LanaTurner
03. Johnny Stool Pigeon (1949, Castle) 6,5/10 #ShelleyWinters
04. He Ran All the Way (1951, Berry) 4/10 #ShelleyWinters
05. Highway Dragnet (1954, Juran) 5,5/10 #JoanBennett
06. Apology for Murder (1945, Newfield) 4/10 #AnnSavage
07. Women's Prison (1955, Seiler) 6,5/10 #IdaLupino
08. The Bigamist (1953, Lupino) 6,5/10 #IdaLupino
09. Saigon (1948, Fenton) 6/10 #VeronicaLake
10. A Kiss Before Dying (1956, Oswald) 6,5/10 #MaryAstor
11. Desert Fury (1947, Allen) 5,5/10 #LizabethScott
12. The Sniper (1952, Dmytryk) 6,5/10 #MarieWindsor
13. Hangover Square (1945, Brahm) 6,5/10 #LindaDarnell
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18. Bodyguard (1948) * 63 min.
Fast-paced mystery with a recently fired police detective hired as bodyguard of the owner of a meat packing plant, investigating the underlying crimes that led to the threats against her life. Lawrence Tierney is becoming a big favorite for me.
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1. I, the Jury (1982) * 111 min.
2. City That Never Sleeps (1953) * 90 min.  #Marie Windsor
3. Cash on Demand (1961) * 80 min.
4. At Close Range (1986) * 115 min.
5. A Colt Is My Passport (1967) * 84 min.
6. Step by Step (1946) * 62 min.
7. Hunt the Man Down (1950) * 68 min.
8. I Walk Alone (1947) * 97 min.  #Lizabeth Scott
9. Shinjuku Triad Society: Chinese Mafia War (1995) 101 min.
10. Kiss the Blood Off My Hands (1948) * 79 min.
11. Série Noire (1979) * 116 min.
12. Bury Me Dead (1947) * 68 min.  #Cathy O'Donnell
13. Branded to Kill (1967) * 91 min.
14. The Man Who Died Twice (1958)  * 70 min.
15. The Chase (1946) * 85 min.
16. Nobody Lives Forever (1946) * 100 min.
17. The Story of Temple Drake (1933) * 71 min.
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36. Poulet au vinaigre a.k.a. Chicken & Vinegar (Claude Chabrol, 1985)
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37. Bait (Hugo Haas, 1954)
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38. Swamp Women (Roger Corman, 1956) #MarieWindsor
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39. No Way Home (Buddy Giovinazzo, 1996)
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40. Michael Shayne: Private Detective (Eugene Forde, 1940)
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41. The 13th Letter (Otto Preminger, 1951) #LindaDarnell
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42. I, the Jury (Harry Essex, 1953)
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43. The Man Who Wouldn't Die (Herbert I. Leeds, 1942)
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Beyond These Dark Streets...
1. Cornered (Edward Dmytryk,1945)
2. Tomorrow Is Forever (Irving Pichel, 1946)
3. Sharky's Machine (Burt Reynolds, 1981)
4. The Scarf (Ewald André Dupont, 1951)
5. Naked Alibi (Jerry Hopper, 1954) #GloriaGrahame
6. Best Seller (John Flynn, 1987)
7. Arch of Triumph (Lewis Milestone, 1948)
8. They Won't Forget (Mervyn LeRoy, 1937) #LanaTurner
9. The Raging Tide (George Sherman, 1951) #ShelleyWinters
10. Psyche 59 (Alexander Singer, 1964)
11. Bad Influence (Curtis Hanson, 1990)
12. Midnight Manhunt (William C. Thomas, 1945)
13. The Macomber Affair (Zoltan Korda, 1947) #JoanBennett
14. The Girl Hunters (Roy Rowland, 1963)
15. 8 Million Ways to Die (Henry S. Kesler, 1957)
16. Muerte de un ciclista a.k.a. Death of a Cyclist (Juan Antonio Bardem, 1955)
17. The Spider (Robert Webb, 1945) #AnnSavage
18. 5 Steps To Danger (Henry S. Kesler, 1957)
19. Shopping (Paul Anderson, 1994)
20. Marked Woman (Michael Curtiz, Lloyd Bacon, 1937)
21. Cry of the Hunted (Joseph H. Lewis, 1953)
22. Jennifer (Joel Newton, 1953) #Ida Lupino
23. Narrow Margin (Peter Hyams, 1990)
24. Affair in Trinidad (Vincent Sherman, 1952)
25. Saigon (Leslie Fenton, 1948) #VeronicaLake
26. Assalto ao Trem Pagador a.k.a. Assault on the Pay Train (Roberto Farias, 1962)
27. Desert Fury (Lewis Allen, 1947) #MaryAstor
28. Les bonnes femmes a.k.a. The Good Girls (Claude Chabrol, 1960)
29. Guns, Girls, and Gangsters (Edward L. Cahn, 1959)
30. Vice Raid (Edward L. Cahn, 1959)
31. Scissors (Frank De Felitta, 1991)
32. Gumshoe (Stephen Frears, 1971)
33. The Verdict (Don Siegel, 1946)
34. De bruit et de fureur a.k.a. Sound and Fury (Jean-Claude Brisseau, 1988)
35. The Weapon (Val Guest, Hal Chester, 1956) #LizabethScott
36. Poulet au vinaigre a.k.a. Chicken & Vinegar (Claude Chabrol, 1985)
37. Bait (Hugo Haas, 1954)
38. Swamp Women (Roger Corman, 1956) #MarieWindsor
39. No Way Home (Buddy Giovinazzo, 1996)
40. Michael Shayne: Private Detective (Eugene Forde, 1940)
41. The 13th Letter (Otto Preminger, 1951) #LindaDarnell
42. I, the Jury (Harry Essex, 1953)
43. The Man Who Wouldn't Die (Herbert I. Leeds, 1942)
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(Screenshot from 'Point de chute'),

This selection was chosen from the various editions of "The French Had a Name for It", a festival dedicated to French Noir curated by film critic Don Malcolm, including three titles from this year's program - https://www.midcenturyproductions.com/index.html

13. Les amours de minuit (The Lovers of Midnight, Augusto Genina & Marc Allégret, 1931) 8.5/10
14. La fille du diable (The Devil's Daughter, Henri Decoin, 1946) 9/10
15. Le désordre et la nuit (The Night Affair, Gilles Grangier, 1958) 8/10
16. À double tour (Web of Passion, Claude Chabrol, 1959) 8.5/10 (RV)
17. Horace 62 (The Fabiani Affair, André Versini, 1962) 9.5/10
18. Point de chute (Falling Point, Robert Hossein, 1970) 8/10

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1. Big House, U.S.A. (Howard W. Koch, 1955) 8/10
2. Crime Against Joe (Lee Sholem, 1956) 8/10
3. Hot Cars (Don McDougall, 1956) 7.5/10
4. Three Bad Sisters (Gilbert Kay, 1956) 7/10
5. Monsieur La Souris (Midnight in Paris, Georges Lacombe, 1942) 8/10
6. L'homme de Londres (The London Man, Henri Decoin, 1943) 8/10
7. Cécile est morte! (Cecile Is Dead, Maurice Tourneur, 1944) 8/10
8. Les caves du Majestic (Majestic Hotel Cellars, Richard Pottier, 1945) 8/10
9. L'horloger de Saint-Paul (The Clockmaker, Bertrand Tavernier, 1974) 9/10 (RV)
10. L'étoile du Nord (The North Star, Pierre Granier-Deferre, 1982) 8.5/10
11. L'inconnu dans la maison (Stranger in the House, Georges Lautner, 1992) 7/10
12. Le crime de monsieur Stil (Claire Devers, 1995) 8/10
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23. The Leopard Man (1943) - Another that fits the horror/noir label. I've always been a big fan of the Val Lewton produced and (mostly) Jacques Tourneur directed collabs of the early to mid-forties. This isn't necessarily one of the best, but it's still a strong effort and full of very memorable sequences. 
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1. The Lady From Shanghai (1947)
2. Man Hunt (1941)
3. Algiers (1938)
4. Detour (1945)
5. Nightmare Alley (1947)
6. Hollow Triumph (1948)
7. The Naked City (1948)
8. The Penalty (1920)
9. Abandoned (1949)
10. Caught (1949)
11. The Prowler (1951)
12. Odds Against Tomorrow (1959)
13. Paycheck (2003)
14. Suddenly (1954)
15. The Brothers Bloom (2008)
16. Angels Over Broadway (1940)
17. Fallen Angel (1945)
18. Drunken Angel (1948)
19. The Asphalt Jungle (1950)
20. The Amazing Mr X (1948)
21. Blonde Ice (1948)
22. Thieves' Highway (1948)
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29. Guilty Bystander (1950)
30. Point of No Return (1993)

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1. Baby Face Nelson (1957)
2. Convicted (1950)
3. Still of the Night (1982)
4. Bad Boys (1983)
5. Gambling House (1950)
6. Loophole (1954)
7. Malone (1987)
8. Dial 1119 (1950)
9a. Alcoa Theatre: The Town Budget (1958)
9b. Suspense: Photo Finish (1950)
9c. The Barbara Stanwyck Show: Frightened Doll (1961) #BarbaraStanwyck
9d. King of Diamonds: The Wizard of Ice (1961)
10. Deep Cover (1992)
11. The Man with My Face (1951)
12. The Thomas Crown Affair (1968)
13. Blue Ice (1985)
14. Autumn Leaves (1956) #JoanCrawford
15. Walk East on Beacon! (1952)
16. Rolling Thunder (1977)
17. The Pretender (1947)
18. Hell's Half Acre (1954) #MarieWindsor
19. The Rough and the Smooth (1959)
20. Impact (1949) #EllaRaines
21. The Midnight Story (1957)
22. Woman in Hiding (1950) #IdaLupino
23. The Number 23 (2007)
24. The Frightened City (1961)
25. The Scarf (1951)
26. The Fourth Square (1961)
27. Out of Time (2003)
28. The Capture (1950)
29. Guilty Bystander (1950)
30. Point of No Return (1993)
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15. A Dangerous Profession (1949, Ted Tetzlaff) - 5/10
--- Average crime flick with stoneface George Raft and laidback tough guy Pat O'Brien doing what they do. While it doesn't exactly reach any massive heights, the two show their routine giving it enough attitude.


16. A Woman's Secret (1949, Nicholas Ray) - 5/10
--- Something was a little bit off with A Woman's Secret (1949), but it's got enough curious twists to keep one watching. There was this weird over-the-top chemistry between Maureen O'Hara & Gloria Grahame, and Melvyn Douglas had an odd look on his face too. I guess that became part of the intrigue once you got used to it.


17. Alias Nick Beal (1949, John Farrow) - 6/10
--- Ray Milland, Alias Nick Beal (1949), turns-up like one of those 'conscience Devils' you'd see on your shoulders in cartoons, to help the career of DA Thomas Mitchell in a crooked way, which naturally comes back to bite him in the ass. The drama surrounding the political aspect was fairly ordinary, but whenever things would feel boring, Milland would appear like a glaring sinister Satan and things would pick-up again. Quite a lovely dark dynamic.


18. The Accused (1949, William Dieterle) - 6/10
--- The stupid Hollywood romance aspect took over what was otherwise a intriguing psychological study of a woman killing in self-defense. A class performance by Loretta Young, assisted by a a damn good selection of men who's out to get her in various ways. The inconclusive ending didn't help, but we all know where they were going with it, so perhaps everyone thought it was redundant keep that in there.


19. The Big Steal (1949, Don Siegel) - 6/10
--- Fun road trip of Mexico starring Robert Mitchum & Jane Greer with a gunman on their back. Calling it a noir is a stretch. It's a traditional chase movie done entertainingly. Probable the highlight was seeing former screen idol Ramon Novarro again! He hadn't been doing movies for years and he hadn't exactly kept his boyish looks, but he did the police commissioner bit nicely, enhancing the playful nature of The Big Steal (1949). Always a good time, but falls short of great.


20. The Bribe (1949, Robert Z. Leonard & Vincente Minnelli) - 6/10
--- There was some amazing aspects to The Bribe (1949). Like Vincent Price's nasty character. Likewise Charles Laughton being a dubious individual. And that climax scene! Spectacular! Yet, something was missing to really feel the danger in this one. The two leads Robert Taylor & Ava Gardner did fine, and I won't blame them. Can't put my finger on what exactly was wrong, for there was a ton to love, Just one of those quality movies that lacks that 'it' factor.

I also want to pay tribute to one of the great supporting actors of the old Hollywood system, Mr. Samuel S. Hinds, who always played a gentleman, often neutral man in authority, or general kind reliable older man roles. The man has 219 credits to his name and I've seen 173 of them, and looking at the film I have not seen, they look like the type of films that'll turn-up sooner or later, so I'm sure to fill in a lot of those gaps. Sadly he passed away before this film was released at the age of 73. He was one of those regular faces that'll turn up in everything without making much of a fuzz.


21. The Crooked Way (1949, Robert Florey) - 5/10
--- Unspectacular noir. I think it was mainly held-back because I'm not much of a fan of John Payne and this was all him. But there's constant quiet dark shadowy mood that enhanced it all. So respect to those handling the visual aspect of the film. Sadly the cast, and not just Payne, put a damper on it. But I can understand why others would love it.


22. The Devil's Sleep (1949, W. Merle Connell) - 2/10
--- It's a scandalous film, so no doubt the hiring of Lita Grey was deliberate. This film was almost as much of a disaster as her underage marriage to Chaplin (though, none of those her fault, in case that's what people think I mean). But it's a rare chance of hearing her speak, and what a thick voice. I almost though it was Marjorie Main talking! Less said about the rest of this film the better.


23. 'C'-Man (1949, Joseph Lerner) - 5/10
--- There's definitely a different feel to the C-Man (1949). Plot-wise it's clearly a B-production, or C- in honor of his name. But there is a constant mood going on that was unusual at the time and it had my attention. Most of all it's the soundtrack that stands-out. That was something more abstract that I associate closer with 60s and 70s film. The is is rough crime movie, but of the good kind in my eyes. Sign of new times.


24. All the King's Men (1949, Robert Rossen) - 7/10
--- Political noir Broderick Crawford makes believable as the crooked politician. We see his crooked ways through the eyes of his aid John Ireland in what eventually tears a close family apart while the many followers still chant for the corrupt presence. An always topical story, that we all know is still relevant today just about everywhere in the world. Robert Rossen brings a engaging story once again.


25. Any Number Can Play (1949, Mervyn LeRoy) - 6/10
--- Clark Gable as a squeaky clean gambling house owner.... if you're up to some moral "fantasy", Any Number Can Play (1949) can be a good one. But you got to be prepared for that wholesome pay-off.


26. Beyond the Forest (1949, King Vidor) - 7/10
--- The absurdity of casting Bette Davis in that role! No wonder she quit Warner Bros! But man, she really makes it memorable! She plays this unreliable woman as unsubtle as can be, and it's a wonderful self-destruct spiral you can't take your eyes off. Everyone knows this won't end well for her, and that's the fun, seeing what crazy impulses she'll go with next. Beyond the Forest (1949) is many's guilty pleasure.


27. Black Magic (1949, Gregory Ratoff & Orson Welles) - 7/10
--- Here's some more wonderfully over-the-top nonsense with Orson Welles being the guilty party performing Black Magic (1949)! Those eyes! I was hypnotized! Well, it was a bit of a downer in the middle, but it picked right up at the end with exciting top of the castle swashbuckling! You could see them having a fun time making this, and Welles even said so, that this was the most fun he ever had making a movie. And for me that was contagious.


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1. Entre onze heures et minuit [Between Eleven and Midnight] (1949, Henri Decoin) - 6/10
2. Riso Amaro [Bitter Rice] (1949, Giuseppe De Santis) - 8/10
3. Les eaux troubles [Troubled Waters] (1949, Henri Calef) - 5/10
4. Manon (1949, Henri-Georges Clouzot) - 7/10
5. Une si jolie petite plage [Riptide] (1949, Yves Allégret) - 5/10
6. Salón México (1949, Emilio Fernández) - 6/10
7. Give Us This Day (1949, Edward Dmytryk) - 6/10
8. Without Honor (1949, Irving Pichel) - 6/10
9. The Woman on Pier 13 (1949, Robert Stevenson) - 7/10
10. Trapped (1949, Richard Fleischer) - 6/10
11. Abandoned (1949, Joseph M. Newman) - 5/10
12. Caught (1949, Max Ophüls) - 7/10
13. Conspirator (1949, Victor Saville) - 5/10
14. White Heat (1949, Raoul Walsh) - 9/10
15. A Dangerous Profession (1949, Ted Tetzlaff) - 5/10
16. A Woman's Secret (1949, Nicholas Ray) - 5/10
17. Alias Nick Beal (1949, John Farrow) - 6/10
18. The Accused (1949, William Dieterle) - 6/10
19. The Big Steal (1949, Don Siegel) - 6/10
20. The Bribe (1949, Robert Z. Leonard & Vincente Minnelli) - 6/10
21. The Crooked Way (1949, Robert Florey) - 5/10
22. The Devil's Sleep (1949, W. Merle Connell) - 2/10
23. 'C'-Man (1949, Joseph Lerner) - 5/10
24. All the King's Men (1949, Robert Rossen) - 7/10
25. Any Number Can Play (1949, Mervyn LeRoy) - 6/10
26. Beyond the Forest (1949, King Vidor) - 7/10
27. Black Magic (1949, Gregory Ratoff & Orson Welles) - 7/10
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Best Picture Winning Neo-Noir Double Feature:
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1. One False Move (1992) TSP Noirs #489
2. Minority Report (2002) REVISION TSP Noirs #871
3. Miller's Crossing (1990) REVISION TSP Noirs #382
4. The Big Lebowski (1998) REVISION TSP Noirs #672
5. Romeo is Bleeding (1993) TSP Noirs #662
6. Kiss Kiss Bang Bang (2005) TSP Noirs #601
7. The Last Seduction (1994) TSP Noirs #350
8. 8 Million Ways to Die (1986) TSP Noirs #856
9. After Dark, My Sweet (1990) TSP Noirs #422
10. Someone to Watch Over Me (1987) TSP Noirs #748
11. Dead Men Don't Wear Plaid (1982) REVISION TSP Noirs #539
12. The Man Who Wasn't There (2001) REVISION TSP Noirs #423
13. The Silence of the Lambs (1991) REVISION TSP Noirs #652

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Viewed for the first time in more than a decade, this is still as effective a thriller as ever. A large part of the film's success is due to how well the entire thing works as an exercise in misdirection. Whether it is the editing towards the end as the FBI close-in, Hannibal Lector's ability to one-up others or the fact that the film is actually more about Clarice Starling than it is about him, this is a fascinating film fuelled by things not being as they appear.

14. No Country for Old Men (2007) REVISION TSP Noirs #702

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While all three male leads deliver well here, Javier Bardem stands out for a reason; he initially seems like just an unhinged maniac but actually has the tightest and most rigid moral code. Add in some exquisite shots, such as Jones looking at his reflection in a television set, just like Bardem did only a few scenes earlier on, while commenting "he's seen the same things I've seen" and this is a film that lingers in the mind. After all, you can't stop what's coming.
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19. High Wall (1947) * 99 min. #Audrey Totter
One of the many post-World War II noirs that involve issues of psychiatry, this movie probably shows the least interest in actual psychiatry of the ones that I've seen. A late returning war veteran (Robert Taylor) kills his wife, and is sent to a hospital for psychiatric evaluation because of serious head injuries during and after the war. The doctor assigned to his case (Audrey Totter) doesn't seem to spend a lot of time actually treating him, but inevitably and stupidly, an absurd romantic relationship is established. The credibility of the movie declines with the doctor's medical ethics. It could have been far more interesting without the romance, which doesn't add anything to the movie but a cliche, and with more focus on the doctor and her conflicted feelings.
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1. I, the Jury (1982) * 111 min.
2. City That Never Sleeps (1953) * 90 min.  #Marie Windsor
3. Cash on Demand (1961) * 80 min.
4. At Close Range (1986) * 115 min.
5. A Colt Is My Passport (1967) * 84 min.
6. Step by Step (1946) * 62 min.
7. Hunt the Man Down (1950) * 68 min.
8. I Walk Alone (1947) * 97 min.  #Lizabeth Scott
9. Shinjuku Triad Society: Chinese Mafia War (1995) 101 min.
10. Kiss the Blood Off My Hands (1948) * 79 min.
11. Série Noire (1979) * 116 min.
12. Bury Me Dead (1947) * 68 min.  #Cathy O'Donnell
13. Branded to Kill (1967) * 91 min.
14. The Man Who Died Twice (1958)  * 70 min.
15. The Chase (1946) * 85 min.
16. Nobody Lives Forever (1946) * 100 min.
17. The Story of Temple Drake (1933) * 71 min.
18. Bodyguard (1948) * 63 min.
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24. D.O.A. (1949) - Fairly compelling. Doesn't linger in the mind too much, but it was enjoyable while watching.
Dizzy Dames
1. The Lady From Shanghai (1947)
2. Man Hunt (1941)
3. Algiers (1938)
4. Detour (1945)
5. Nightmare Alley (1947)
6. Hollow Triumph (1948)
7. The Naked City (1948)
8. The Penalty (1920)
9. Abandoned (1949)
10. Caught (1949)
11. The Prowler (1951)
12. Odds Against Tomorrow (1959)
13. Paycheck (2003)
14. Suddenly (1954)
15. The Brothers Bloom (2008)
16. Angels Over Broadway (1940)
17. Fallen Angel (1945)
18. Drunken Angel (1948)
19. The Asphalt Jungle (1950)
20. The Amazing Mr X (1948)
21. Blonde Ice (1948)
22. Thieves' Highway (1948)
23. The Leopard Man (1943)
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12. The Big Combo (Lewis, 1955). Oh well, I guess it was inevitable that the good movie run wouldn't continue. This is not bad, though, just not quite as good as the previous 2-3 entries. Richard Conte is excellent as the bad guy, but Jean Wallace left me utterly cold as his "molly." It does, however, have a couple of outstanding scenes that are memorable on their own, like a scene where the sound is removed due to a hearing aid being taken out and another where the same hearing aid is being used as a torture device.

13. Le Dernier Tournant (Chenal, 1939). I dunno... This is like the 4th version I've seen of The Postman Always Rings Twice and this is to me more "Poetic Realism" than Noir, but what do I know? Michel Simon is excellent (as always), but the rest is so-so.

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1. Phantom Lady (Siodmak, 1944) #Ella Raines.
2. Lady in the Lake (Montgomery, 1946) #Audrey Totter
3. T-Men (Mann, 1947)
4. Pitfall (de Toth, 1948) #Lizabeth Scott
5. Road House (Negulesco, 1948) #Ida Lupino
6. Panic in the Streets (Kazan, 1950)
7. The File on Thelma Jordon (Siodmak, 1949). #Barbara Stanwyck
8. Where Danger Lives (Farrow, 1950)
9. On Dangerous Ground (Ray, 1951). #Ida Lupino (the second)
10. The Prowler (Losey, 1951)
11. The Hitch-Hiker (Lupino, 1953). #Ida Lupino (the third, director this time)
12. The Big Combo (Lewis, 1955)
13. Le Dernier Tournant (Chenal, 1939)
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8. The Black Dahlia (2006)
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1. Borderline (1980)
2. Miami Blues (1990)
3. New Jack City (1991)
4. Le passager de la pluie (1970)
5. Karachi (1989)
6. Off Limits (1988)
7. Criss Cross (1949)
8. The Black Dahlia (2006)
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1. The Big Heat (1953) - 7/10 #GloriaGrahame
2. Johnny Eager (1942) - 7/10 #LanaTurner
3. Odds Against Tomorrow (1959) - 5/10 #ShelleyWinters
4. The Woman in the Window (1944) - 8/10 #JoanBennett
5. Detour (1945) - 5/10 #AnnSavage
6. Ladies in Retirement (1941) - 5/10 #IdaLupino
7. This Gun for Hire (1942) - 6/10 #VeronicaLake
8. Act of Violence (1948) - 8/10 #MaryAstor
9. Too Late for Tears (1949) - 8/10 #LizabethScott
10. The Narrow Margin (1952) - 9/10 #MarieWindsor
11. Fallen Angel (1945) - 6/10 #LindaDarnell

12. City Across the River (1949) - 6/10 #ThelmaRitter

I feel like this movie is mis-tagged as a Film Noir, yeah its a crime movie from the 40's but to my limited understanding of the genre that is about where the similarities pretty much end. That's not saying its a bad movie, it is still a good Juvenile Delinquency film, I'm just not sure about the Noir aspect. This was my 5th Thelma Ritter film.

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25. Black Rain (1989) - Woof. Been filling in some Ridley Scott blind spots lately and this was his earliest work that I hadn't seen and it seemed like it fit the challenge and... yeah, it's not very good. As is consistent with Scoot, it looks very good and moves along at a respectable pace, and I'll admit that the premise here has a lot of potential for intrigue. But the screenplay is the major Achilles heel and Michael Douglas' protagonist is a stiff, cliched bore - not necessarily poorly acted, but so utterly capable and blandly stoic, there's little to no tension in the majority of the film since it's already a foregone conclusion that he'll figure it all out eventually. Definitely among the weakest from this otherwise prolific filmmaker's career.
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1. The Lady From Shanghai (1947)
2. Man Hunt (1941)
3. Algiers (1938)
4. Detour (1945)
5. Nightmare Alley (1947)
6. Hollow Triumph (1948)
7. The Naked City (1948)
8. The Penalty (1920)
9. Abandoned (1949)
10. Caught (1949)
11. The Prowler (1951)
12. Odds Against Tomorrow (1959)
13. Paycheck (2003)
14. Suddenly (1954)
15. The Brothers Bloom (2008)
16. Angels Over Broadway (1940)
17. Fallen Angel (1945)
18. Drunken Angel (1948)
19. The Asphalt Jungle (1950)
20. The Amazing Mr X (1948)
21. Blonde Ice (1948)
22. Thieves' Highway (1948)
23. The Leopard Man (1943)
24. D.O.A. (1949)
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1. Basic Instinct (1992) 7/10
2. Framed (1947) 7/10
3. The Dark Past (1948) 5/10
4. The Parallax View (1974) 7/10
5. The Suspect (1944) 6/10
6. Coup de torchon (1981) 8/10
7. Guilty Bystander (1950) 7/10
8. Hollywood Story (1951) 6/10
9. Drive a Crooked Road (1954) 8/10

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Hi there, zzzorf. Thank you for hosting! I'll just mostly be watching films I have recorded on TV. I'll try to throw in a sprinkling of Latin flavouring as well, to chime with the other challenge.

(Screenshots from two minor British delights: McCarthy's snowbound 'Mystery Junction' and Comfort's holiday noir on Brighton sea-front, 'The Girl on the Pier')

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1. Historia de crímenes (1942, Manuel Romero) - 6.5/10
2. The Guilty (1947, John Reinhardt) - 5 or 5.5/10
3. The File on Thelma Jordon (1949, Robert Siodmak) - 7.5/10
4. Mystery Junction (1951, Michael McCarthy) - 8/10 (snowy noir in a confined space; a great deal of fun with Tafler as the mystery writer)
5. The House on Telegraph Hill (1951, Robert Wise) - 8/10
6. Escape by Night (1953, John Gilling) - 6/10
7. The Girl on the Pier (1953, Lance Comfort) - 7/10 (eerie clown sequence in the waxworks museum, observed by the boy who's not believed)
8. Niagara (1953, Henry Hathaway) - 8/10
9. Faces in the Dark (1960, David Eady) - 8/10

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6. I Wake Up Screaming-1941: 7/10
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1. The Good Die Young-1954: 7/10 #GloriaGrahame
2. The Postman Always Rings Twice-1944: 8/10 #LanaTurner
3. A Double Life-1947: 6/10 #ShelleyWinters
4. Highway Dragnet-1954: 8/10 #JoanBennett
5. Apology for Murder-1945: 5/10 #AnnSavage
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14. City Across the River (1949, Shane) 5,5/10 #ThelmaRitter

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01. Macao (1952, Sternberg) 6/10 #GloriaGrahame
02. Johnny Eager (1941, LeRoy) 7/10 #LanaTurner
03. Johnny Stool Pigeon (1949, Castle) 6,5/10 #ShelleyWinters
04. He Ran All the Way (1951, Berry) 4/10 #ShelleyWinters
05. Highway Dragnet (1954, Juran) 5,5/10 #JoanBennett
06. Apology for Murder (1945, Newfield) 4/10 #AnnSavage
07. Women's Prison (1955, Seiler) 6,5/10 #IdaLupino
08. The Bigamist (1953, Lupino) 6,5/10 #IdaLupino
09. Saigon (1948, Fenton) 6/10 #VeronicaLake
10. A Kiss Before Dying (1956, Oswald) 6,5/10 #MaryAstor
11. Desert Fury (1947, Allen) 5,5/10 #LizabethScott
12. The Sniper (1952, Dmytryk) 6,5/10 #MarieWindsor
13. Hangover Square (1945, Brahm) 6,5/10 #LindaDarnell
14. City Across the River (1949, Shane) 5,5/10 #ThelmaRitter
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Noirvember in Neo-Noir Only
1. One False Move (1992) TSP Noirs #489
2. Minority Report (2002) REVISION TSP Noirs #871
3. Miller's Crossing (1990) REVISION TSP Noirs #382
4. The Big Lebowski (1998) REVISION TSP Noirs #672
5. Romeo is Bleeding (1993) TSP Noirs #662
6. Kiss Kiss Bang Bang (2005) TSP Noirs #601
7. The Last Seduction (1994) TSP Noirs #350
8. 8 Million Ways to Die (1986) TSP Noirs #856
9. After Dark, My Sweet (1990) TSP Noirs #422
10. Someone to Watch Over Me (1987) TSP Noirs #748
11. Dead Men Don't Wear Plaid (1982) REVISION TSP Noirs #539
12. The Man Who Wasn't There (2001) REVISION TSP Noirs #423
13. The Silence of the Lambs (1991) REVISION TSP Noirs #652
14. No Country for Old Men (2007) REVISION TSP Noirs #702
15. Dog Day Afternoon (1975) REVISION TSP Noirs #810

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A great film but also far less intense than I recalled. The biggest plus is how sympathetic the bank robbers are and how the on-looking crowd quickly come to support them. Initially this comes from the "Attica! Attica!" as the crowd react to perceived police brutality, and later there is a wave of support from LGBT allies after Sonny's motives are leaked by the media - but this is never the damning media circus film that you'd expect from the director of Network.
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Noirvember in Neo-Noir Only
1. One False Move (1992) TSP Noirs #489
2. Minority Report (2002) REVISION TSP Noirs #871
3. Miller's Crossing (1990) REVISION TSP Noirs #382
4. The Big Lebowski (1998) REVISION TSP Noirs #672
5. Romeo is Bleeding (1993) TSP Noirs #662
6. Kiss Kiss Bang Bang (2005) TSP Noirs #601
7. The Last Seduction (1994) TSP Noirs #350
8. 8 Million Ways to Die (1986) TSP Noirs #856
9. After Dark, My Sweet (1990) TSP Noirs #422
10. Someone to Watch Over Me (1987) TSP Noirs #748
11. Dead Men Don't Wear Plaid (1982) REVISION TSP Noirs #539
12. The Man Who Wasn't There (2001) REVISION TSP Noirs #423
13. The Silence of the Lambs (1991) REVISION TSP Noirs #652
14. No Country for Old Men (2007) REVISION TSP Noirs #702
15. Dog Day Afternoon (1975) REVISION TSP Noirs #810
16. Nocturnal Animals (2016) REVISION Taste of Cinema's Neo-Noirs #17

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This may essentially just be a film about a woman reading a book, but it is also so much more as memories are evoked and the whole thing becomes a seamless blend of reality, memories and imaginings. Viewed for the first time in five years, the film stacks up fairly well to rewatch; the 'outer' story may be far less compelling than the 'inner' one, but the parallels are more striking upon revision, and it is all fantastically edited with great graphic matches.
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Noirvember in Neo-Noir Only
1. One False Move (1992) TSP Noirs #489
2. Minority Report (2002) REVISION TSP Noirs #871
3. Miller's Crossing (1990) REVISION TSP Noirs #382
4. The Big Lebowski (1998) REVISION TSP Noirs #672
5. Romeo is Bleeding (1993) TSP Noirs #662
6. Kiss Kiss Bang Bang (2005) TSP Noirs #601
7. The Last Seduction (1994) TSP Noirs #350
8. 8 Million Ways to Die (1986) TSP Noirs #856
9. After Dark, My Sweet (1990) TSP Noirs #422
10. Someone to Watch Over Me (1987) TSP Noirs #748
11. Dead Men Don't Wear Plaid (1982) REVISION TSP Noirs #539
12. The Man Who Wasn't There (2001) REVISION TSP Noirs #423
13. The Silence of the Lambs (1991) REVISION TSP Noirs #652
14. No Country for Old Men (2007) REVISION TSP Noirs #702
15. Dog Day Afternoon (1975) REVISION TSP Noirs #810
16. Nocturnal Animals (2016) REVISION Taste of Cinema's Neo-Noirs #17
17. City of Industry (1997) TSP Noirs #874

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Harvey Keitel is fine in the lead role here and Stephen Dorff has some memorable moments as a young upstart, but the film is too leisurely paced for a thriller, while also too light on character development for a drama. The film gets in some nice shots in neon red and the final twenty minutes really give Dorff to impress, madly shouting "nobody rips me off!" while carelessly firing off repeated rounds, and more of these over-the-top antics may have helped.
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7. The Driver 1978 7/10
8. Force of Evil 1948 6/10
9. Obsession 1949 7/10
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1. Red Rock West 1993 7/10
2. Point Break 1991 8-/10
3. Raw Deal 1948 7-/10
4. Bound 1996 8+/10
5. The Crying Game 1992 7/10
6. Black Rain 1989 6/10
7. The Driver 1978 7/10
8. Force of Evil 1948 6/10
9. Obsession 1949 7/10
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20. Moonrise (1948) * 90 min.
Didn't work for me. I'm not sure if Dane Clark was miscast, or if it was a mistake to make him so unlikable from the start that later attempts to humanize him were too little, too late. It did have several really good supporting performances (Allyn Joslyn, Rex Ingram, Gail Russell and Harry Morgan).
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1. I, the Jury (1982) * 111 min.
2. City That Never Sleeps (1953) * 90 min.  #Marie Windsor
3. Cash on Demand (1961) * 80 min.
4. At Close Range (1986) * 115 min.
5. A Colt Is My Passport (1967) * 84 min.
6. Step by Step (1946) * 62 min.
7. Hunt the Man Down (1950) * 68 min.
8. I Walk Alone (1947) * 97 min.  #Lizabeth Scott
9. Shinjuku Triad Society: Chinese Mafia War (1995) 101 min.
10. Kiss the Blood Off My Hands (1948) * 79 min.
11. Série Noire (1979) * 116 min.
12. Bury Me Dead (1947) * 68 min.  #Cathy O'Donnell
13. Branded to Kill (1967) * 91 min.
14. The Man Who Died Twice (1958)  * 70 min.
15. The Chase (1946) * 85 min.
16. Nobody Lives Forever (1946) * 100 min.
17. The Story of Temple Drake (1933) * 71 min.
18. Bodyguard (1948) * 63 min.
19. High Wall (1947) * 99 min.  #Audrey Totter
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44. The Man on the Eiffel Tower (Burgess Meredith, Irving Allen, Charles Laughton, 1949)
List: Film Noir Guide - 745 Films of the Classic Era (1940-1959)

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45. Consenting Adults (Alan J. Pakula, 1992)
List: A Comprehensive Encyclopedia of Film Noir: The Essential Reference Guide

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46. La vittima designata a.k.a. The Designated Victim (Maurizio Lucidi, 1971)
List: A Comprehensive Encyclopedia of Film Noir: The Essential Reference Guide

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47. In the Cut (Jane Campion, 2002)
List: Film Noir The Encyclopedia: Neo-Noir

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48. International Crime (Charles Lamont, 1938)
List: Noirish: The Annex To John Grant's A Comprehensive Encyclopedia To Film Noir

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49. City Across the River (Maxwell Shane, 1949) #ThelmaRitter
List: TSPDT Noir #506
Beyond These Dark Streets...
1. Cornered (Edward Dmytryk,1945)
2. Tomorrow Is Forever (Irving Pichel, 1946)
3. Sharky's Machine (Burt Reynolds, 1981)
4. The Scarf (Ewald André Dupont, 1951)
5. Naked Alibi (Jerry Hopper, 1954) #GloriaGrahame
6. Best Seller (John Flynn, 1987)
7. Arch of Triumph (Lewis Milestone, 1948)
8. They Won't Forget (Mervyn LeRoy, 1937) #LanaTurner
9. The Raging Tide (George Sherman, 1951) #ShelleyWinters
10. Psyche 59 (Alexander Singer, 1964)
11. Bad Influence (Curtis Hanson, 1990)
12. Midnight Manhunt (William C. Thomas, 1945)
13. The Macomber Affair (Zoltan Korda, 1947) #JoanBennett
14. The Girl Hunters (Roy Rowland, 1963)
15. 8 Million Ways to Die (Henry S. Kesler, 1957)
16. Muerte de un ciclista a.k.a. Death of a Cyclist (Juan Antonio Bardem, 1955)
17. The Spider (Robert Webb, 1945) #AnnSavage
18. 5 Steps To Danger (Henry S. Kesler, 1957)
19. Shopping (Paul Anderson, 1994)
20. Marked Woman (Michael Curtiz, Lloyd Bacon, 1937)
21. Cry of the Hunted (Joseph H. Lewis, 1953)
22. Jennifer (Joel Newton, 1953) #Ida Lupino
23. Narrow Margin (Peter Hyams, 1990)
24. Affair in Trinidad (Vincent Sherman, 1952)
25. Saigon (Leslie Fenton, 1948) #VeronicaLake
26. Assalto ao Trem Pagador a.k.a. Assault on the Pay Train (Roberto Farias, 1962)
27. Desert Fury (Lewis Allen, 1947) #MaryAstor
28. Les bonnes femmes a.k.a. The Good Girls (Claude Chabrol, 1960)
29. Guns, Girls, and Gangsters (Edward L. Cahn, 1959)
30. Vice Raid (Edward L. Cahn, 1959)
31. Scissors (Frank De Felitta, 1991)
32. Gumshoe (Stephen Frears, 1971)
33. The Verdict (Don Siegel, 1946)
34. De bruit et de fureur a.k.a. Sound and Fury (Jean-Claude Brisseau, 1988)
35. The Weapon (Val Guest, Hal Chester, 1956) #LizabethScott
36. Poulet au vinaigre a.k.a. Chicken & Vinegar (Claude Chabrol, 1985)
37. Bait (Hugo Haas, 1954)
38. Swamp Women (Roger Corman, 1956) #MarieWindsor
39. No Way Home (Buddy Giovinazzo, 1996)
40. Michael Shayne: Private Detective (Eugene Forde, 1940)
41. The 13th Letter (Otto Preminger, 1951) #LindaDarnell
42. I, the Jury (Harry Essex, 1953)
43. The Man Who Wouldn't Die (Herbert I. Leeds, 1942)
44. The Man on the Eiffel Tower (Burgess Meredith, Irving Allen, Charles Laughton, 1949)
45. Consenting Adults (Alan J. Pakula, 1992)
46. La vittima designata a.k.a. The Designated Victim (Maurizio Lucidi, 1971)
47. In the Cut (Jane Campion, 2002)
48. International Crime (Charles Lamont, 1938)
49. City Across the River (Maxwell Shane, 1949) #ThelmaRitter
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Noirvember in Neo-Noir Only
1. One False Move (1992) TSP Noirs #489
2. Minority Report (2002) REVISION TSP Noirs #871
3. Miller's Crossing (1990) REVISION TSP Noirs #382
4. The Big Lebowski (1998) REVISION TSP Noirs #672
5. Romeo is Bleeding (1993) TSP Noirs #662
6. Kiss Kiss Bang Bang (2005) TSP Noirs #601
7. The Last Seduction (1994) TSP Noirs #350
8. 8 Million Ways to Die (1986) TSP Noirs #856
9. After Dark, My Sweet (1990) TSP Noirs #422
10. Someone to Watch Over Me (1987) TSP Noirs #748
11. Dead Men Don't Wear Plaid (1982) REVISION TSP Noirs #539
12. The Man Who Wasn't There (2001) REVISION TSP Noirs #423
13. The Silence of the Lambs (1991) REVISION TSP Noirs #652
14. No Country for Old Men (2007) REVISION TSP Noirs #702
15. Dog Day Afternoon (1975) REVISION TSP Noirs #810
16. Nocturnal Animals (2016) REVISION Taste of Cinema's Neo-Noirs #17
17. City of Industry (1997) TSP Noirs #874
18. Final Analysis (1992) TSP Noirs #847

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This is not an easy film to get into at first between Gere's lacking ethics and how easily he allows himself to be duped. There are also a lot of talky analysis. Things really pick up in the movie's second half though, which becomes focused on Gere's underhanded ways of getting his own back. Some of the plot turns in the second half are a little ludicrous, but it is mostly a riveting ride with enjoyable Vertigo aspects to the story that the filmmakers fully embrace.
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The lists I am working on are:
BFI 100 key Noir films 4 3 2 1 left
Another 100 Film Noirs (BFI Screen Guide) 6 left
Film Noir. 100 All-Time Favorites. Taschen, 2014
"Death on the Cheap - The Lost B Movies of Film Noir" by Arthur Lyons

BFI 100 key Noir films

7. Terra Estrangeira (1995) aka Foreign Land After his mother's death, a Brazilian travels to the land of his mother's birth, but not without tangling with the wrong people.
UnNOIRficial Lists
1. Let Us Live (1939) Seventeen years before Hitchcock got him, Henry Fonda is the wrong man, only this time it's murder.
2. La strada buia aka Fugitive Lady (1950) Insurance investigator uncovers a murder plot, with an ironic ending.
3. Es geschah am hellichten Tag (1958) aka It Happened in Broad Daylight Swiss police lieutenant forgoes retirement to find a child killer on his own time.
4. La môme vert de gris (1953) aka Poison Ivy Long before Alphaville, FBI agent Lemmy Caution tracks down stolen gold in French North Africa.
5. C.I.D. (1956) C.I.D. inspector investigates the death of a crusading newspaper editor, but with musical numbers.
6. Suna no utsuwa (1974) aka The Castle of Sand Murder investigation crisscrosses Japan hitting several dead ends before the murderer is identified.
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15. A Blueprint for Murder (1953, Stone) 6/10 #JeanPeters

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01. Macao (1952, Sternberg) 6/10 #GloriaGrahame
02. Johnny Eager (1941, LeRoy) 7/10 #LanaTurner
03. Johnny Stool Pigeon (1949, Castle) 6,5/10 #ShelleyWinters
04. He Ran All the Way (1951, Berry) 4/10 #ShelleyWinters
05. Highway Dragnet (1954, Juran) 5,5/10 #JoanBennett
06. Apology for Murder (1945, Newfield) 4/10 #AnnSavage
07. Women's Prison (1955, Seiler) 6,5/10 #IdaLupino
08. The Bigamist (1953, Lupino) 6,5/10 #IdaLupino
09. Saigon (1948, Fenton) 6/10 #VeronicaLake
10. A Kiss Before Dying (1956, Oswald) 6,5/10 #MaryAstor
11. Desert Fury (1947, Allen) 5,5/10 #LizabethScott
12. The Sniper (1952, Dmytryk) 6,5/10 #MarieWindsor
13. Hangover Square (1945, Brahm) 6,5/10 #LindaDarnell
14. City Across the River (1949, Shane) 5,5/10 #ThelmaRitter
15. A Blueprint for Murder (1953, Stone) 6/10 #JeanPeters
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I've been rewatching some of my favorite gems.

1. Noir is full of great films waiting to be rescued from garbage-looking transfers. The king of these for me was No Time For Tears, which was finally fixed in 2016 and now it seems everyone who watches it leaves properly impressed. Now, I hope the same happens with Larceny (1948), a smart, highly-entertaining con film with better dialogue than anything released in the past 5-10 years. Thanks to a Blu-Ray released in July, now looks as good as it sounds.
Rating: ★ ★ ★

2. Two of a Kind (1951) already has a good looking DVD and also holds up from my first watch. The hurdle here is that for a Noir, it's only slightly darker than a romantic comedy. So, I don't expect it to be 'discovered' by Noir enthusiasts, but it still works on all levels and that rom-com tone is what makes it unique in a good way.
Rating: ★ ★ ★

3. Scarlet Street (1945) is one of my Top 10 Noirs and the best performance Joan Bennett has ever given. Her character does everything possible to be unappealing - sloppy, lazy, whiny - and gets away with it because she has the looks and charm of Joan Bennett. I always forget about the moralistic ending, which is all that holds this back from being a Top 100 masterpiece. It's also the only film that matches Fight Club for making the darkness very funny on rewatches.
Rating: ★ ★ ★ ½
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26. The Second Woman (1950) - A bit Rebecca lite, but still engaging enough, although not nearly as complex or engrossing as the Hitch film.
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1. The Lady From Shanghai (1947)
2. Man Hunt (1941)
3. Algiers (1938)
4. Detour (1945)
5. Nightmare Alley (1947)
6. Hollow Triumph (1948)
7. The Naked City (1948)
8. The Penalty (1920)
9. Abandoned (1949)
10. Caught (1949)
11. The Prowler (1951)
12. Odds Against Tomorrow (1959)
13. Paycheck (2003)
14. Suddenly (1954)
15. The Brothers Bloom (2008)
16. Angels Over Broadway (1940)
17. Fallen Angel (1945)
18. Drunken Angel (1948)
19. The Asphalt Jungle (1950)
20. The Amazing Mr X (1948)
21. Blonde Ice (1948)
22. Thieves' Highway (1948)
23. The Leopard Man (1943)
24. D.O.A. (1949)
25. Black Rain (1989)
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02) Angel Face (1953, Otto Preminger) - 3.5/5
03) The Garment Jungle (1957, Vincent Sherman) - 3.5/5
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01) Mean Streets (1975, Martin Scorsese) - 5/5
02) Angel Face (1953, Otto Preminger) - 3.5/5
03) The Garment Jungle (1957, Vincent Sherman) - 3.5/5
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1. Mysterious Intruder (1946) - 6/10
2. Whispering Footsteps (1943) - 8/10
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28. Border Incident (1949, Anthony Mann) - 7/10
--- The battle for illegal labor at the US-Mexican border as shot by the man Anthony Mann. Gloomy atmosphere as government agents tries to infiltrate those exploiting cheap work craft smuggled in from Mexico. Ricardo Montalban plays a central part trying to play it cool through a lot of suspenseful situations, and it really works for a thrilling operation. Only a iconic moment away from being an all-time classic.


29. Boys in Brown (1949, Montgomery Tully) - 5/10
--- Some of the boys being Richard Attenborough, Dirk Bogarde & Jimmy Hanley, you know it's going to be a decent enough crime drama. Wasn't totally fond of it, but there was moments where I did feel the characters. Mostly with the softer touches of the film. So okay, I guess.


30. Chicago Deadline (1949, Lewis Allen) - 5/10
--- On the dull side with Alan Ladd on the case. Shame, because the plot had super potential with a bunch of flashbacks to find the right murderer. Good role for Donna Reed, though she was dead most of the time.


31. City Across the River (1949, Maxwell Shane) - 6/10
--- Youth crime, with a bunch of newcomers. One of who looked like a punk Tony Curtis. And it was Tony Curtis! His first screen credit. Not a big one, but he's part of the rebel gang this story focus on and easily the coolest look among them. Weird they didn't notice his star ability right away, for here it seemed they were going out of their way to hide him from the camera. As for the film itself. there's definitely a lot going on. Some of it perhaps held back by the lack of experience on screen, but at the same time there was an edge to it. And because the lack of star power, I think that's what they were going for.


32. Champion (1949, Mark Robson) - 8/10
--- There's only one boxing plot, and when that's done right it's amazing. Champion (1949) is amazing, mostly due to Kirk Douglas' great Oscar nominated performance. He doesn't have that Hollywood pretty face, so that rawness of a fighter shines through to full effect. It's not a beautiful story. It's a ruthless story from start to finish. Filthy at every turn, delivering that hard punch to the spectator.


33. Criss Cross (1949, Robert Siodmak) - 8/10
--- What a sucker! Burt Lancaster was brilliant at it! Believable stubbornness when it comes to a dame. And Yvonne De Carlo was such dame. He creates his own downfall by this obsession and Robert Siodmak directs it excellently with each shot setting something up. Full of attitude!


34. D.O.A. (1949, Rudolph Maté) - 7/10
--- Highly exaggerated. Almost cartoonish, but with actual suspense! Edmond O'Brien running around looking for who had poisoned him to death was a entertaining and desperate murder investigation worth joining.


35. Flamingo Road (1949, Michael Curtiz) - 6/10
--- Rather sophisticated story of corrupt individuals from Michael Curtiz. Perhaps a little too polished to really get the dirty nature across, but it's a fine vehicle for Joan Crawford, who does dazzle in her own unique way.


36. Flaxy Martin (1949, Richard L. Bare) - 6/10
--- Ridiculous at every plot turn, Flaxy Martin (1949) was an entertaining exaggeration of the noir genre. I couldn't help loving it. At least some of the dangerous absurdity it threw at you. Especially being hunted by psycho Elisha Cook Jr.!


37. For Them That Trespass (1949, Alberto Cavalcanti) - 5/10
--- This is one where the story seemed better than what the production got out of it. While I enjoyed the idea unfolding, I felt a lot could have been done to enhance the presentation. Perhaps the lack of personalities I was familiar with made it less relatable too. Good, but could have been better sums For Them That Trespass (1949) up for me.

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1. Entre onze heures et minuit [Between Eleven and Midnight] (1949, Henri Decoin) - 6/10
2. Riso Amaro [Bitter Rice] (1949, Giuseppe De Santis) - 8/10
3. Les eaux troubles [Troubled Waters] (1949, Henri Calef) - 5/10
4. Manon (1949, Henri-Georges Clouzot) - 7/10
5. Une si jolie petite plage [Riptide] (1949, Yves Allégret) - 5/10
6. Salón México (1949, Emilio Fernández) - 6/10
7. Give Us This Day (1949, Edward Dmytryk) - 6/10
8. Without Honor (1949, Irving Pichel) - 6/10
9. The Woman on Pier 13 (1949, Robert Stevenson) - 7/10
10. Trapped (1949, Richard Fleischer) - 6/10
11. Abandoned (1949, Joseph M. Newman) - 5/10
12. Caught (1949, Max Ophüls) - 7/10
13. Conspirator (1949, Victor Saville) - 5/10
14. White Heat (1949, Raoul Walsh) - 9/10
15. A Dangerous Profession (1949, Ted Tetzlaff) - 5/10
16. A Woman's Secret (1949, Nicholas Ray) - 5/10
17. Alias Nick Beal (1949, John Farrow) - 6/10
18. The Accused (1949, William Dieterle) - 6/10
19. The Big Steal (1949, Don Siegel) - 6/10
20. The Bribe (1949, Robert Z. Leonard & Vincente Minnelli) - 6/10
21. The Crooked Way (1949, Robert Florey) - 5/10
22. The Devil's Sleep (1949, W. Merle Connell) - 2/10
23. 'C'-Man (1949, Joseph Lerner) - 5/10
24. All the King's Men (1949, Robert Rossen) - 7/10
25. Any Number Can Play (1949, Mervyn LeRoy) - 6/10
26. Beyond the Forest (1949, King Vidor) - 7/10
27. Black Magic (1949, Gregory Ratoff & Orson Welles) - 7/10
28. Border Incident (1949, Anthony Mann) - 7/10
29. Boys in Brown (1949, Montgomery Tully) - 5/10
30. Chicago Deadline (1949, Lewis Allen) - 5/10
31. City Across the River (1949, Maxwell Shane) - 6/10
32. Champion (1949, Mark Robson) - 8/10
33. Criss Cross (1949, Robert Siodmak) - 8/10
34. D.O.A. (1949, Rudolph Maté) - 7/10
35. Flamingo Road (1949, Michael Curtiz) - 6/10
36. Flaxy Martin (1949, Richard L. Bare) - 6/10
37. For Them That Trespass (1949, Alberto Cavalcanti) - 5/10
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21. The Sleeping City (1950) * 86 min.
After a terrific opening, the movie doesn't make as much as it should of its Bellevue Hospital setting or the police procedural elements it initially promises, but it is carried by a typically strong performance by Richard Conte.

22. Storm Fear (1955) * 88 min.
Bank robbers on the run hide out at the leader's brother's farm and are snowed in, leading to a reopening of old family wounds. A refreshing change of pace in realistically dealing with complicated emotional and moral issues (maybe a few too many issues), it also delivers as a crime drama.

23. The Miami Story (1954) * 75 min.
Good performances in a too familiar story of a group of local businessmen and public officials secretly bringing in an ex-gangster to take down the local mob boss. It reminded me of The Phenix City Story from the following year, but it lacks that movie's intensity and detail.

I wanted to reach 400/855 on TSPDT's 1,000 Noir Films this month and I'm at 401 (started the month at 384). I'm not setting a new goal, but I'll just keep going. This challenge has been a lot of fun so far.
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1. I, the Jury (1982) * 111 min.
2. City That Never Sleeps (1953) * 90 min.  #Marie Windsor
3. Cash on Demand (1961) * 80 min.
4. At Close Range (1986) * 115 min.
5. A Colt Is My Passport (1967) * 84 min.
6. Step by Step (1946) * 62 min.
7. Hunt the Man Down (1950) * 68 min.
8. I Walk Alone (1947) * 97 min.  #Lizabeth Scott
9. Shinjuku Triad Society: Chinese Mafia War (1995) 101 min.
10. Kiss the Blood Off My Hands (1948) * 79 min.
11. Série Noire (1979) * 116 min.
12. Bury Me Dead (1947) * 68 min.  #Cathy O'Donnell
13. Branded to Kill (1967) * 91 min.
14. The Man Who Died Twice (1958)  * 70 min.
15. The Chase (1946) * 85 min.
16. Nobody Lives Forever (1946) * 100 min.
17. The Story of Temple Drake (1933) * 71 min.
18. Bodyguard (1948) * 63 min.
19. High Wall (1947) * 99 min.  #Audrey Totter
20. Moonrise (1948) * 90 min.
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9. Dr. Mabuse, der Spieler (1922)
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1. Borderline (1980)
2. Miami Blues (1990)
3. New Jack City (1991)
4. Le passager de la pluie (1970)
5. Karachi (1989)
6. Off Limits (1988)
7. Criss Cross (1949)
8. The Black Dahlia (2006)
9. Dr. Mabuse, der Spieler (1922)
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ororama wrote: November 14th, 2021, 8:02 am I wanted to reach 400/855 on TSPDT's 1,000 Noir Films this month and I'm at 401 (started the month at 384). I'm not setting a new goal, but I'll just keep going. This challenge has been a lot of fun so far.
I think I might hit Bronze on the list myself this month. I'm currently only 8 films away. It's not an easy target given that I'm plowing through the longer neo stuff this month, but it should be doable. I guess 443/885 is my own goal - with maybe some 'safety net' extras to not lose Bronze with the next update.
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