Good Movies, November 2020
I tweeted about a bunch of these movies in a #noirvember thread.
- Un Flic, 1972 - ★★. I fell asleep, which I think was the point.
- Brute Force, 1947 - ★★. Bleak way to begin Noirvember, but I guess that probably appropriate. Solid ACAB entry. Bleak as hell.
- Secret Beyond the Door, 1947 - ★★. Michael Redgrave is miscast and that means this tense suspense film just isn’t all that suspenseful. The flat performance means it really can’t compete with Rebecca, a very similar and superior film.
- The Woman in the Window, 1944 - ★★★. Good movie. Now go back and fix that ending.
- They Live by Night, 1948 - ★★. Hey, you know, I was rooting for them.
- Where the Sidewalk Ends, 1950 - ★★ (contains spoilers). Seems like the major mistake he made was admitting to crimes.
- Detour, 1945 - ★½. Ann Savage is all killer, but the rest is filler.
- Shadow of a Doubt, 1943 - ★★★★.
- Odd Man Out, 1947 - ★★★★ (contains spoilers). Odd Man Out is about James Mason getting shot in the first ten minutes after a botched robbery. The whole town wrestles with Dickensian morality on whether to help him or turn him into the cops.
It’s real good.
- Shutter Island, 2010 - ★★★★★. Did you know you could just watch this movie again
- The Long Goodbye, 1973 - ★★★★. Here. Hold my tie.
- Pickup on South Street, 1953 - ★★★★½. Take a shot everyone someone goes through her purse.
- Old Boyfriends, 1979 - ★★. I hate the 70s.
- Cast a Deadly Spell, 1991 - ★★. Oh that’s good trash.