Sunday 30 June 2024

Self Portrait #19

Andreas Feininger

Francesc Catala Roca

Gordon Parks

Nina Leen

Tore Johnson

Ernst Haas

Vivian Maier

Robert Frank

Dorothea Lange


Andre Kertesz

Lisette Model

Saturday 29 June 2024

Shadows of the Jukebox #6

Anatomy of a Murder

Bad Times at the El Royale

Blood Simple

Fallen Angel

True Detective

Touch of Evil

Indian Runner

Shack Out on 101

Twin Peaks

Last Exit to Brooklyn

Godfather II

Too Late Blues

Fat City

Booth at the End

Friday 28 June 2024

In Some Dim Bar

         I have romantic notions of drinking gimlets with Raymond Chandler, waiting out the Santa Ana winds together in some dim bar.

Megan Abbott
NYT Book Review

Mike Stewart

Thursday 27 June 2024

Really His Guilt

          Johnny is dying, but he is also a killer ; his first words when Dennis finds him in the air-raid shelter are "Did i kill that man ?". It really is his guilt that cuts him off from other people - why they can't or won't help him - yet this remains strangely submerged beneath the more immediate fact of his desperate plight. His separation feels existential rather than circumstantial.

Death and the City
Imogen Sara Smith
(on Odd Man Out)

Odd Man Out

The Demon Waits

           Not necessity, not desire - no, the love of power is the demon of men. Let them have everything - health, food, a place to live, entertainment - they are and remain unhappy and low-spirited ; for the demon waits and waits and will be satisfied.

Friedrich Nietzsche


Wednesday 26 June 2024

Coming Off Shift #5

Breaking Bad

Flamingo Road

Taxi Driver

Fallen Angel

Mad Men

The Hustler

Double Nickel

Last Picture Show

Pulp Fiction

Postman Always Rings Twice (1946)

Consequences of Love

Petrified Forest


Shack Out on 101


A Double Life

Twin Peaks

Tuesday 25 June 2024

Walking About Restlessly

         He lit a cigarette and looked slowly over the moving and stationary figures on the broad expanse of dock. Blue-clad porters. A few men in rather shabby looking overcoats walking about restlessly, glancing at the ship ; they looked more like money-changers or taxi-drivers than policemen he thought.

Two Faces of January
Patricia Highsmith

Patricia Highsmith
by Francis Goodman

On Noir Set #34

It Always Rains on Sunday

Nightmare Alley (2021)


Lust, Caution

Godfather II

House of Games

Key Largo

Blade Runner

A Spy Among Friends

The Valachi Papers

Night of the Hunter

On the Waterfront

Point Blank

Shutter Island

The Servant

Un Flic

Third Man

Streetcar Named Desire