Category Archives: Movies

Movie: In a Lonely Place

I’m a writer, and noir is my chosen genre. Hence, most of my favourite films have some relation to the genre, and In a Lonely Place, starring Humphrey Bogart and Gloria Grahame, is one that left a mark. I hadn’t … Continue reading

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Christopher Plummer, FTW!

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It’s almost Oscar time…

I am not a dedicated TV viewer, but every year, I will watch the Academy Awards. Some years, I’ve seen every Best Picture nominee. This year, I’ve only seen two (The Artist, and Midnight in Paris. I enjoyed both, but … Continue reading

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Movie: Shame

I knew it would be cold. Dreary, even. The trailer showed as much: Brandon sitting on the subway, eyeing a woman across the aisle, his face expressionless. The dark New York streets, the plain and dull walls of his apartment, … Continue reading

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Movie: The Artist

When I first saw the trailer for the film The Artist, I couldn’t wait to see it. Finally it came to town and I was able to take in a matinée this past weekend. Firstly, yes, it is a silent … Continue reading

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Music: Trent Reznor/Atticus Ross – Girl With the Dragon Tattoo soundtrack

I already couldn’t wait to see this movie, and with the soundtrack by TR and AR, I’m even more impatient for release day… The soundtrack is available for pre-order from the Null Corporation in various formats, and there’s a 6-track … Continue reading

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Black, White, or Grey?

I was watching an old Humphrey Bogart film the other day – HIGH SIERRA, from 1941 – and it got me thinking about the portrayals of good and bad in stories. Not only that, I started thinking about some of … Continue reading

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