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The Killing (1956) Film Review

The Killing operates in a bare bones film noir atmosphere with the minimum of character needed to propel celluloid forward. The big score, a daring heist on the vast reserves of cash swilling around on race day is the heart of the film.

The Long Goodbye (1973)

Robert Altman's controversial adaptation of Raymond Chandler's novel gave birth to The Long Goodbye in 1973. In typical Altman style, with an acute awareness of genre and a mischievous will to invert generic expectations, The Long Goodbye …

The Narrow Margin (1952)

Lean, sometimes tense and always enjoyable, The Narrow Margin may not have the impact of many other movies from director Richard Fleischer, but it's just as deserving of your time, especially if you enjoy some film noir that isn't afraid to…

You Only Live Once (1937)

Fritz Lang is a director appreciated by many classic movie fans, but to a lot of people he's still associated with the likes of Metropolis and M, absolute 10/10 works of brilliance. Yet he did so much more. They may not have all been quite…

The Big Combo (1955)

Lieutenant Leonard Diamond is a man with two obsessions. His target is the sinister Mr. Brown, head of the Combination, a nationwide criminal organisation. He’s been investigating him for six months, and his Captain is unhappy at the…

The Man Who Cheated Himself (1950)

When the wealthy Lois finds an inspection certificate for a revolver in her soon-to-be-ex-husband's office she's convinced he intends to murder her, and calls in her bit on the side - gruff homicide detective Ed Cullen, played by Lee J.…