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Sinister San Francisco

Sinister San Francisco

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Aug 23rd 2016

The great movie noirs make their mysterious, threatening urban settings as vital to the action as the lurid stories and shady characters they present. San Francisco has been a major player; think of

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Femme Fatale-ly Attractive

Femme Fatale-ly Attractive

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Aug 12th 2016

When the independently made, United Artists-distributed film noir Too Late for Tears opened in mid-August 1949, no one could foresee that a movie full of deliciously bad behavior and attitude to bu

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Elementary Choices

Elementary Choices

Posted by Mike Finnegan on May 26th 2016

Early in his 2014 Chicago Times article Snooping Out the Best Portrayal of Sherlock Holmes? Elementary!, columnist John Kass consulted an expert. “‘Trying to judge the best Holmes is rather like try

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