Monthly Archives: September 2016

Noir-ing It Up

CAUTION: Contains “spoilers.” “Hi, Nelly!” began as a sprightly 1933 newspaper-drama in which managing editor Paul Muni choses to “back the wrong horse” by not tarring a missing banker as an embezzler. When evidence seems to contradict his hunch and … Continue reading

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“Kindler’s Clock”

CAUTION: Contains “spoilers.” Let’s drop all this nonsense about Orson Welles’ “The Stranger” being somehow unworthy of him. It’s a damn fine 1940s thriller, so let’s all take a deep breath and admit to that. True “The Stranger” lacks the … Continue reading

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Making Peace with “Dracula”

CAUTION: Contains “spoilers.” One of the nice things about the Turner Classic Movies channel is its element of serendipity. I wasn’t really thinking about watching Tod Browning’s 1931 film “Dracula” when I tuned in, but there it was. Now “Dracula” … Continue reading

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