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The TCM Top Ten for July 2015

  This isn’t a slap against TCM, but some months yield a higher slate of choice movies to watch than others. Last month, I struggled to find ten films that really intrigued me (short of filling all ten slots with noirs). That’s all rectified with July because I had to cut down my list from…

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The Razor’s Edge (1946)

20th Century Fox were masters of the prestige picture. Even when a movie wasn’t about grand sweeping themes it at least looked and acted opulently. Considered a hard sell for adaptation Fox snatched up the rights for $250,000 plus 20% of the net profits to W. Somerset Maugham’s novel The Razor’s Edge. With a clause to…

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Witness to Murder (1954)

It’s always fun watching two movies with similar plots and released ridiculously close apart, and seeing which one is better remembered. In this case, there’s little director Roy Rowland could do with Witness to Murder that would make it stand out against the better regarded Alfred Hitchcock masterpiece, Rear Window. Hitchcock’s piece was released one month…

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The TCM Top Ten for June 2015

  The summer is heating up and so is TCM. The summertime isn’t just celebrating the end of school or the beach, for TCM fans it’s about amazing movies leading up to August’s Summer Under the Stars. To tide you over before then, TCM is airing their Summer of Darkness, an all-noir lineup every Friday…