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Coming Soon-Ish: Peculiar Children, Biblical Epics, and LEGO BATMAN

First, let me just go ahead and put this on the record: I absolutely refuse to watch a trailer for the deleted scenes of a movie, even if that movie is The Force Awakens. And no judgment on you if you … Continue reading

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“They Call Me MISTER Tibbs.”

Back to our Best Picture Winners . . . Finally! An Oscar winner I actually like!

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“You Know, This’ll Be the First Time I’ve Ever Killed Anyone I Knew So Little and Liked So Well.”

It feels like cheating to write up a Baby Review for my last official noir of the year, but I’m not sure I have much to talk about here. (Also, I may be cheating.) Despite the lack of depth I … Continue reading

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“All Right, You’ve Got Me Convinced. I’m a Real Stinker.”

Mekaela and I have designated this November as Mystery Month, for reasons that I’ve already forgotten. So it seems the right time to jump back into those noir films I’m continuously behind on. I like parts of Kiss Me Deadly. But … Continue reading

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“And You Have What We in the Trade Call a Crazy Ass Murderer Wall. It’s a Technical Term.”

I didn’t find my way to Veronica Mars until after the television show ended, unfortunately, but I’ve been a fan for years. Naturally, I was ecstatic when I heard about the Kickstarter project to make it into a movie, and over the … Continue reading

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“Nobody Stays in Love For 23 Years.”

You may remember that the last noir film I watched, Touch of Evil, took place in a border town and dealt with racial politics. You may also remember that I didn’t care for it very much. Or at all. Coincidentally, my … Continue reading

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“If You Ain’t Want Him Killed, Why Did You Leave Him With Me?”

Noir is well-known for private detective protagonists, down-on-their-luck protagonists, and just generally kind of surly protagonists. It’s also, unfortunately, a genre made up almost entirely of white protagonists. And then we have Easy Rawlins. I watched Devil in a Blue Dress … Continue reading

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