Detour Film Review – L.A. Noire Gold Film Reel Series

Detour Update – 4k Restoration and Bluray Way back when I had the idea of presenting reviews and analysis of all the major gold film reels of actual Noir titles featured in the game L.A. Noire. Life has a way of changing plans, so the project never got very far.

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Scarface Digitially Remastered in Theaters – One Night Only

For one night only fans and newcomers alike were able to experience Scarface on the big screen.  The film received the special treatment as an anniversary gift and celebration of it’s release into High Definition on Blu-ray.  Check out the Scarface Limited Edition Humidor Gift Set post for information on

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Where the Sidewalk Ends – L.A. Noire Gold Film Reel Series

Cementing the Sidewalk Crew Where the Sidewalk Ends is a 1950 Film Noir starring Dana Andrews and Gene Tierney. The writers for the film were headed up by Ben Hecht (making his second appearance on our list after 1946’s Hitchock masterpiece Notorious). The wonderfully simmering, desperate musical score was composed

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Body and Soul (1947) – L.A. Noire Gold Film Reel Series

Body and Soul is a 1947 Film Noir that portrays a boxer struggling to deal with the complications and temptations that come with great success and moreover the money that comes with fame. The film was written by Abraham Polonsky who would later go on to begin a directing career

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Coen Brothers Collection – Blu-ray Continued

Coen Brothers Collection Blu-ray In part two of the Coen Brothers Blu-ray Summer we take a look at the remaining films (including [amazon_link id=”B004RQDQIQ” target=”_blank” ]Miller’s Crossing Blu-ray[/amazon_link]) of the Coen Brother Collection Blu-ray set leading towards the final Blu-ray release of the Coens Summer Blu-rays, a 10th anniversary selection

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Scarlet Street Film Review – L.A. Noire Film Project

Scarlet Street is a 1945 Film Noir from Austrian director Fritz Lang. Lang was a master of the dark genre of German Expressionism which lent itself so well to the Noir genre. The British Film Institute titled him as the Master of Darkness. Lang was best known for the still popular

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Gun Crazy Film Review – L.A. Noire Gold Film Reel Series

Gun Crazy (originally called Deadly is the Female) is a 1950 Film-Noir from director Joseph H. Lewis and writer MacKinlay Kantor who wrote the screenplay based on his original work.  An interesting side-note, Millard Kaufman received a co-credit as screenwriter.  Kaufman was creator of Mr Magoo at the time and

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Notorious (1946) Film Review – L.A. Noire Golden Film Reel Series

Notorious is 65 years old this year (2011) and stands out to many individuals as one of Alfred Hitchock’s finest films. It intertwines multiples genre, the spy/espionage thriller and the film noir, while at the same time being the most overtly romantic of his films. In fact, though actually an

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The Warrior’s Way Review – Anime-style action meets Spaghetti Western?

The Warrior’s Way from director and writer Sngmoo Lee receives a wide release this weekend. It stars an excellent Korean actor by the name of Jang Dong-gun, probably best known state-side for the Korean war epic film Taegukgi: The Brotherhood of War. This is an English-language film and the supporting

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44 Inch Chest Blu-ray Review – Ray Winstone and Ian McShane

I queued up 44 Inch Chest for a couple of reasons. The first being the amazing cast that it had listed, not the least of which are Ray Winstone and Ian McShane. The second reason would be that I have enjoyed many of the British Gangster films from the more

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