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I, Mobster *** (1959, Steve Cochran, Lita Milan, Robert Strauss, Celia Lovsky, John Brinkley, John Mylong) – Classic Movie Review 6147

Director Roger Corman’s lively and lusty 1959 film noir crime drama movie is your usual version of that usual, well-known yarn, used again in 1992 in Billy Bathgate and Mobsters, about a poor kid called […]

Oct, 27

2 Days in the Valley *** (1996, Teri Hatcher, Jeff Daniels, Danny Aiello, Glenne Headly, Charlize Theron) – Classic Movie Review 5575

‘The nights are cool. But the days are murder!’ Writer-director John Herzfeld’s cool 1996 black comedy crime thriller revolves around 48 hours of intersecting lives of a group of 10 characters and crimes in the San Fernando Valley, in […]

Aug, 01

The Outfit **** (1973, Robert Duvall, Joe Don Baker, Karen Black, Robert Ryan) – Classic Movie Review 5278

Writer-director John Flynn’s sweaty, nerve-jangling 1973 neo noir thriller combines a tremendous cast and a terrific basis in a stupendous source novel by Donald E Westlake (writing as Richard Stark). Robert Duvall, Joe Don Baker […]

Apr, 10

Forbidden *** (1953, Tony Curtis, Joanne Dru, Lyle Bettger, Marvin Miller) – Classic Movie Review 4976

Director Rudolph Maté’s 1953 romantic film noir crime drama provides a good change of pace for its star Tony Curtis, who wears suits for a change, as a hood called Eddie Darrow who is hired by […]

Feb, 01

Live by Night ** (2016, Ben Affleck, Chris Messina, Elle Fanning, Brendan Gleeson) – Movie Review

Ben Affleck and Chris Messina star as Joe Coughlin and Dion Bartolo, a couple of Boston gangsters who, to get themselves out of trouble, do a deal with Italian mobster Maso Pescatore (Remo Girone) and set […]

Jan, 13

The Joker Is Wild ***½ (1957, Frank Sinatra, Mitzi Gaynor, Jeanne Crain, Eddie Albert, Beverly Garland, Jackie Coogan, Sophie Tucker, Ted De Corsia, Barry Kelley) – Classic Movie Review 4721

Director Charles Vidor’s hit 1957 musical stars Frank Sinatra as Twenties Chicago night-club/ speakeasy singer Joe E Lewis, who is invited to work for the Mob during the Prohibition era, and whose voice is ruined in […]

Nov, 29

A House is Not a Home * (1964, Shelley Winters, Robert Taylor, Cesar Romero, Ralph Taeger, Broderick Crawford, Kaye Ballard, Mickey Shaughnessy) – Classic Movie Review 4702

Shelley Winters (Shirley Schrift), so great in A Place in the Sun (1951), The Diary of Anne Frank (1959) and Lolita (1962), has a bad time as legendary Roaring Twenties New York City bordello madam Polly Adler in […]

Nov, 26


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