While others are outside soaking up vitamin D or taking a dip in the lake, I look for a cool spot (preferably indoors) to sit and read a book or watch some decent TV.Read more "A Summer of Fluff"
I watched Carol Reed’s Odd Man Out as part of the 1947 in Film Blogathon SUMMARY: Johnny McQueen, leader of a clandestine Irish organization, has been hiding in the house of Kathleen and her mother, planning a hold-up that will provide his group with the funds needed to continue its activities. During the hold-up, things go […]Read more "Odd Man Out"
Stanwyck’s allure was always somewhat brassy, never quite high-class, but it had a sultry and intelligent edge to it that was irresistible. Of course a man would kill for her.Read more "Double Indemnity"
As the story goes, Reed discovered Anton Karas playing the zither in a Vienna bistro during a break in the film’s production. As soon as he heard the music, he knew it would be perfect for the film.Read more "Z is for Zither"
She was often the girl from the wrong side of the tracks, and was generally either ill-used or compelled to do what a lady wouldn’t dare to get ahead.Read more "S is for Stanwyck"
“Inherent Vice” is a film that you will want to watch more than once, and you might want to smoke up before you watch it. That’s cool, man.Read more "Oscars 2015: Inherent Vice"
Do insurance companies really pay double to beneficiaries if the policyholder dies in exceptional and bizarre circumstances?Read more "The Honeysuckle Scent of Murder: Double Indemnity"