Tag: Noir Archive

Man on a String Blu-ray Review

Strung Along Late in Man on a String, double agent Ernest Borgnine has infiltrated the Kremlin on the US’s behalf. He’s led into a school room where Russian spies …

The Crimson Kimono Blu-ray Review

Skirting Equality There is empathy for Asian Americans in The Crimson Kimono, the story traveling through Little Tokyo. A wide shot pans down to a Korean war cemetery for …

The Lineup Blu-ray Review

Drug Busters Classic San Francisco plays host to The Lineup, a story of the international drug trade roping in unknowing tourists. It’s sightly, loaded with landmarks, off-setting the harsh …

The Case Against Brooklyn Blu-ray Review

Laundry Laundering Marketing materials for Case Against Brooklyn demean cops. It’s rare for the time. Bold proclamations like “Is this cop for sale?” and semi-protective “This film isn’t anti-cop, …

She Played with Fire Blu-ray Review

Burn it Down She Played with Fire makes the life of an insurance investigator seem invigorating. There’s a scene within where Oliver Branwell (Jack Hawkins) enters a client’s estate …

Tijuana Story Blu-ray Review

Border Panic Tijuana is a den of sex and drugs as Tijuana Story begins. That terror of the ‘50s – Mexican marijuana. It’s so bad, an American kid looking …

The Long Haul Blu-ray Review

Trucking Through Europe Harry Miller is an average guy. He served his country during World War II, he wants to go back to America, but at his wife’s request, …

Spin a Dark Web Blu-ray Review

Sticky Web If the synopsis to Spin a Dark Web sounds familiar, that’s because of 1950’s 711 Ocean Drive. The two movies carry identical themes and ideas; the only …

Footsteps in the Fog Blu-ray Review

Fog of Sexism Turn-of-the-century London becomes Gothic and vicious in this murder tale. Footsteps in the Fog brings Stewart Granger into a role as a murdering misogynist, rich and …