I LOVE detective films of pretty much all flavors, but noir/neo-noir are my favorites, so when I was casting about for something to write about this week and noticed it was Dashiell Hammett’s birthday a few days ago I immediately checked Flickchart’s list of Best Detective Films, and was excited to discover that almost the whole top ten are Hammett/Chandler films or inspired by them. It didn’t hurt that I had seen and liked all of them! I had a great time writing this one up!
It’s James Stewart’s birthday, and I wrote a bit about him and his top 13 films on Flickchart – he has 13 in the Top 1000! Popular guy, and for all the right reasons. Please enjoy the post on Flickchart and let me know your favorite Jimmy Stewart films!
It’s ten years behind me now, but I still remember going through a quarterlife crisis quite vividly, and I’m always kind of drawn to movies that dramatize that mid-twenties period when you feel like you’re supposed to have it all figured out and you don’t. Over at Flickchart, I wrote about three such movies, and ended up talking quite a bit about my own arc as well.
Over on Flickchart this week, I wrote about three films that I think would make a killer triple feature: The Lady Vanishes, Night Train to Munich, and The Stranger, all of which are streaming online (two on Netflix, one on Snagfilm). Ready to get your Nazi on? Wait, that came out wrong. Anyway, check out the post and let me know what you think of these three films!
A couple of elsewheres this time, but both are about Billy Wilder. You can expect a lot of that, since I’ve been researching him and his films extensively and I want to get as much content out of that as I can. :)
Over at the Flickchart blog, I wrote a career overview and Top Ten, using Flickchart’s global Top Ten rather than my own.
And over at Row Three, I resurrected the “Finite Focus” feature to highlight a scene from The Apartment.
Check them out!