The Boston Strangler is Richard Fleischer’s masterful 1968 examination into the serial killings and subsequent investigation of the infamous thirteen-victim murder spree which terrified Bostonians and some of the rest of America for almost two years. Discuss in the forums.
There is a reason most television situation comedies don’t go the feature film route: often the eccentricities that seem so charming and funny on the small screen in half hour chunks get a bit overwhelming, predictable, and numbing when they assault an audience for an hour and a half. That’s […]
Not the typical women’s picture of the era even with Joan Crawford in the title role, Otto Preminger’s Daisy Kenyon spends just as much quality time examining the troubled men in this sophisticated triangle relationship as it does its conflicted leading lady resulting in a film noir with a lot […]
The first American espionage film produced after World War II, Henry Hathaway’s The House on 92nd Street combines elements of documentary, melodrama, and film noir into a most unique cinematic creation. Discuss in the forums.
A striking, fact-based story of murder treated in a more strident fashion and less as a thriller or melodrama, Elia Kazan’s Boomerang’s very tone places it in its own rather rarefied atmosphere along with such other docudrama-based noirs as Call Northside 777 and The House on 92nd Street. Discuss in […]
I Wake Up Screaming is a first-rate film noir: a murder mystery with top-flight actors, an intriguing story, and solid direction to put it across. Discuss in the forums.