Noirvember – on Scarlet Street (1945)

I failed the Noirvember Challenge, friends. All that really means is that I’ll finish up the remaining films on my list in December and probably be writing about them through the new year. I have three more films that I watched in the eleventh month that will count toward this completely arbitrary challenge: The Naked City, Call Northside 777, and Scarlet Street, which I’ll discuss presently. And coming soon, an appreciation of the short-lived comic book cartoon series, “Batman: The Brave and The Bold,” which has been one of my favorite discoveries (if you can call it that) of the year. Back to the topic at hand… Continue reading

Noirvember Two-Step – Cage of Evil (1960) and Raw Deal (1948)

It’s looking as though most of my posts for the Noirvember Challenge will go up well after the end of the month, but I’m just about wrapped up with viewing for the month. Look for posts on The Long Goodbye (1973), They Made Me A Fugitive (1947), Call Northside 777 (1948), and 99 River Street (1953) over the next few days. For now, here are two reviews for Cage of Evil (1960) and Raw Deal (1948)… Continue reading

Noirvember Triple Shot – Love Triangles and Netflix’s Crime Against Genre Tags

It’s very late in the month for me to be finally cracking into that Noirvember Challenge I’d talked about previously, so today’s post will be delving into the first three films viewed for this mini-challenge: Double Indemnity (1944), Fashion Model (1945), and Crime Against Joe (1956). Note: I’m using Netflix streaming to watch these noir films, and thus using their genre tagging system for what qualifies as “film noir.” More on that in a bit… Continue reading