Tag Archives: Film Noir

Year of the Dragon

Year of the Dragon (dir. Michael Cimino, 1985) “They’d have to get three actors to play me because two of them would die.” – Mickey Rourke when asked about his Biopic “Well, I guess if you fight a war long enough, you end up marrying the enemy.” – Oliver Stone’s original final line for Year […]

Curtis and Lancaster in Sweet Smell of Success

Sweet Smell of Success (dir. Alexander Mackendrick, 1957) It’s hard to write a positive review. But it’s doubly hard to write a positive review on the internet. Not only do you have a shroud of anonymity which compels you toward negativity, it’s also tough to put  the right inflection into text. So when I write […]

Hearts and Minds

Angel Heart (dir. Alan Parker 1987) You ever watch one of those films that when it’s over your only question is “How the hell did this get made?”.  Angel Heart is that film. It’s so visually overwhelming and blends so many different genres that you need more than one viewing just to take it all in. Needless […]