The Season of Noir

The Season of Noir

The late spring and beginning of summer is my favorite time of the year in Southern California.  The roses are in bloom, the temperature in the San Fernando Valley hasn’t yet reached the upper extremes of a pizza oven and the birds sing all day.  It is also the time...
Back on the Street with THE BIG COMBO and PITFALL

Back on the Street with THE BIG COMBO and PITFALL

To inaugurate my new and improved ONE WAY STREET blog and web site, I am posting my introduction to THE BIG COMBO and PITFALL double feature when I presented on Wednesday night at the Million Dollar Theatre in downtown L.A. While I was crossing the street at the...
Odds and Ends

Odds and Ends

While resolving that I will not be at the screenings of Red Light and Walk a Crooked Mile at Noir City in San Francisco this Thursday because work beckons, my thoughts turned to . . .  The Noir City opener this weekend in San Francisco A better weekend of darkness...
Robert Ryan Centennial Tribute at the Egyptian

Robert Ryan Centennial Tribute at the Egyptian

Please join me at the Egyptian Thetre on Wednesday November 11th for a Centennial Birthday Tribute to the great Robert Ryan. The American Cinematheque will be screening two of Ryan’s best films, The Set-Up (1949) and The Naked Spur (1952). I will introduce the...

Still More Noir from Palm Springs

  MSNBC’s Kim Morgan on stage with the irrepressible Ann Rutherford following the screening of INSIDE JOB (1946). This rare programmer hadn’t been shown to a theater audience since its release; it held up extremely well. Ann was terrific alongside Alan...

More from Palm Springs Noir

  Here I am with the beautiful and charming Barbara Rush. Can you believe that she started in films back in 1950 and is 82 years old – I can’t! At the opening night reception, Barbara related a hair-raising story during the filming of HOMBRE (1967) how she...