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Macbeth (1948) January 23, 2014

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2013 #79

Something Wellesian this way comes…

Tom Conway as the Falcon, Part II January 20, 2014

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2013
#65
The Falcon and the Co-eds
#71 The Falcon Out West
#77 The Falcon in Mexico
#82 The Falcon in Hollywood

Lady of Deceit (1947) December 13, 2013

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2013 #88

aka Born to Kill / Deadlier Than the Male

Superb film noir.

(This is the first film in the 2013 advent calendar from the 20th Century. In fact, it’s the first film that’s more than four years old. Oops.)

The Pearl of Death (1944) August 9, 2013

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2013 #15

My coverage of the Basil Rathbone Sherlock Holmes movies inches ever on with this shiny new review.

The Lost Weekend (1945) May 27, 2013

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2012 #50

Directed by the inestimable Billy Wilder, winner of the Grand Prix at the first Cannes, winner of the Best Picture Oscar, and also Best Actor, Director, and Screenplay, it’s a wonder that The Lost Weekend isn’t better known…

That concludes my reviews from 2012.

Tom Conway as the Falcon, Part I February 28, 2013

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2012 #71-73

Click through for reviews of The Falcon’s Brother, The Falcon Strikes Back, and The Falcon in Danger:

The Lady Eve (1941) February 7, 2013

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2012 #25

A new series of shorter reviews (to help clear my backlog) begins with this ’40s screwball comedy…

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