My mother’s listened to Agnes Moorehead’s original radio production – a role she tackled till the 1960s – and I’m interested in comparing these two. On its own film, Sorry, … Continue Reading Sorry, Wrong Number (1948)
Director Jean Negulesco and I have a contentious cinematic relationship. His patented blend of noirish melodrama doesn’t always sit right with me, yet I’ve seen so many of his features … Continue Reading TCMFF Review: Road House (1948)
This is reposted as part of the Summer Under the Stars blogathon By 1946 actor Humphrey Bogart fit into the role of detective Philip Marlowe so perfectly it might as … Continue Reading The Big Sleep (1946)
You could easily confuse I Wake Up Screaming with any number of glossy, slickly directed noirs of the early-1940s, and that’s partly what makes it so entertaining. Because it’s so … Continue Reading I Wake Up Screaming (1941)
As a fan of classic Hollywood, it’s easy to find oneself mired in the untold number of studio classics which once filled marquees and to this day still dominate the … Continue Reading Fear in the Night (1947)
To celebrate the start of “Noirvember”, yours truly wanted to take some time to spotlight some of my personal favorites in the film noir movement. That’s right! It’s time for … Continue Reading Kim’s Top 5: Favorite Works of Film Noir
The “Czar of Noir” himself, TCM’s Eddie Muller joins the Ticklish Trio on our Road to 100 to discuss Humphrey Bogart, Gloria Grahame, and the Greek tragedy known as In a … Continue Reading Ticklish Business #89: In a Lonely Place (1950, w/Eddie Muller)
Our “Road to 100” officially kicks off with a series of conversations, interviews, and discussions with a bevy of special guests. We kick off the series with film noir expert, film … Continue Reading Ticklish Business #86: Michael Curtiz, Noir, and Alan K. Rode
The TCM Classic Film Festival isn’t for another month, but if you’re fortunate to live in the City of Angels like I am then you don’t have to necessarily limit … Continue Reading 10 Films to See at Noir City: Hollywood 2020
**I’d like to apologize for the delay. November has been an incredibly hard month with me losing a pet, a family member losing a job, etc.** The Trio is back … Continue Reading Ticklish Business Episode #77: Top 3 Thirsty Noirs
For some reason, it’s always easier to spot cinematic trends in classic film. Every studio wants to capitalize on the last big success (or successes) which can lead to a … Continue Reading Whirlpool (1949)
In 1947 the feature Crossfire took a harsh look at the rise of antisemitism in America, taking an story that examination homosexuality initially and presenting it to post-war audiences as … Continue Reading TCMFF Review: Open Secret (1948)
The Ticklish Trio honor Kristen’s deceased obsession, John Garfield, on his birthday by talking about the 1946 noir The Postman Always Rings Twice. Come for the salaciousness and stay for our … Continue Reading Ticklish Business Episode #60: The Postman Always Rings Twice (1946)
Drea joins me as we honor both Centennial star Anne Shirley AND the shadowy month of #Noirvember by discussing Dick Powell, the noir genre, and 1944’s Murder, My Sweet.
When I talked to author Alan K. Rode a few months back he mentioned his work with the Film Noir Foundation to bring the 1950 noir, The Man Who Cheated … Continue Reading The Man Who Cheated Himself (1950)
Guest Lauren Humphries-Brooks is back to finish out May’s Centennial Celebrant John Dall by discussing his turn as one half of a murderous couple (again) in Gun Crazy.