Drama · Film Noir

Contrary to Popular Opinion: The Postman Should Cut & Run

We knew this day would come. We knew there would come a day when we would spill our darkest movie secret. It’s this: We think the 1946 holy grail of film noir, the one that’s on everyone’s Top 10 List, is dreadfully overrated. In fact, we can hardly sit through it. The Postman Always Rings Twice, in our opinion,… Continue reading Contrary to Popular Opinion: The Postman Should Cut & Run

Drama

Thoughts on the Ultimate Hollywood Film

*SPOILER & CYNIC ALERTS* Quick! Without searching online, do you know who won the Pulitzer Prize for fiction last year? … Anyone? Alas, this is the downside of winning a Big Prize. In time, winners’ names become reduced to a trivia answer. (“I’ll take last year’s winners for $200, Alex.”) There are countless movies that… Continue reading Thoughts on the Ultimate Hollywood Film

Drama · Mystery

Questions about (another) Trial of the Century

Gentle Reader, we have done you a disservice. We screened the 1937 drama They Won’t Forget but, oddly, we have formed no insightful opinions. We have nothing but questions. First: Why are the opening credits so creepy? Look: Don’t stare at it for too long. It’ll make you go cross-eyed. Next: What happened in this movie? Here’s… Continue reading Questions about (another) Trial of the Century