Tuesday 31 August 2021

More Split Diopter

The Underneath

The Conformist

The Servant

Snake Eyes

Yield to the Night

Jackie Brown

Lady from Shanghai

Blow Out

Branded to Kill



Touch of Evil

The Thief

Talk Radio

Sunday 29 August 2021

Even Bad Luck is Some Kind of Luck #81

In Cold Blood

Babylon Berlin

Double Indemnity

The Conformist

Pale Flower

The Resistance Banker


The Driver

Sunset Boulevard

Le Samourai

Othello (1951)

Dance with a Stranger

Crime Wave

Saturday 28 August 2021

The End Man

          Nothing matters in this goddamned lunatic asylum of a world but dough. When you get that you're the boss. If you don't have it you're the end man on the daisy chain. I'm going to get it if i have to bust every bone in my head doing it. I'm going to milk it out of those chumps and take them for the gold in their teeth before i'm through.

Nightmare Alley
William Lindsay Gresham


Thursday 26 August 2021

Pointed to a Town

        Pretty much everyone in a Noir story is driven by greed, lust, jealousy, or alienation. A path that inevitably sucks them into a downward spiral from which they cannot escape. They couldn't find their exit from their personal highway to hell if flashing neon lights pointed to a town named Hope.

Otto Penzler