Climbing the Noir Walls

“Murder! Infidelity! Brain damage!” That could’ve been the tagline for the MGM (yes, they made dark stuff too, not just glossy musicals) noir High Wall (1947). Y’see, High Wall is a terrific example one of a fascinating film subgenre … … Continue reading

Marriage-Counseling, Noir City Style

Bogie was a great actor. Sure, he had a distinct presence, a remarkable voice, and nobody could mistake him for Ronald Colman. But given those idiosyncratic and unique characteristics, he could go from Rick Blaine to an egotistical wife-killer with … Continue reading