The Dark Corner (1946)

Full on Film Noir from 1946.

The Dark Corner (1946)

Kiss Me Deadly (1955)

Typically Depraved Hard-Boiled Film Noir.

Kiss Me Deadly (1955)

Cornered (1945)

The Post-War Noir Canon Blasts an Early Salvo.

Cornered (1945)

This Gun for Hire (1942)

One of the Finest Early Film Noirs.

This Gun for Hire (1942)

In A LOnely Place (1950)

A Favourite of the French New Wave.

In A Lonely Place (1950)

Destination Murder (1950)

A wise-ass, a scuzzball, a murderer and a blackmailing two-timer who loves to think he’s in charge.

Destination Murder (1950)

The Woman in the Window (1945)

Probably the most nudity you will see in a film of the 1940s, and the finest psychological film noir of them all.

The Woman in the Window (1945)

Gun Crazy (1950)

Gun Crazy is an outlaw-couple thriller and film noir, that has titillation and education in the right balance.

Gun Crazy (1950)

New York Confidential (1955)

We're used to seeing the corporate gangster these days, but in the mid 50s, at the tail end of film noir, it was a far harder pitch.

New York Confidential (1955)

Black Angel (1946) film noir

Darkness, shadows, the down-at-heel, a girl with a gun, and piece of music that is going to haunt everyone to their graves.

Black Angel (1946)

Detour (1945) film noir

Detour is a fatalistic road-movie featuring the broke, the dissatisfied and a spade of bad luck. One of the greatest of all film noirs.

Detour (1945)

The Big Combo (1955) film noir

The Big Combo is rich in slick talk, from the sharp-toned to the evil-tongued ... and was a great source of material for Quentin Tarantino's early films.

The Big Combo (1955)

The Maltese Falcon film noir

"When a man’s partner is killed he’s supposed to do something about it. It doesn’t make any difference what you thought of him."

The Maltese Falcon (1941)

Murder My Sweet film noir

Los Angeles is pretty terrifying, from its low bars to mansions and beach houses, and Moose Molloy is probably one of the greatest grotesques in American film.

Murder My Sweet (1944)

Phantom Lady film noir

Phantom Lady is one of the most purely enjoyable film noirs out there — unpretentious, fast and pleasing to watch. Plus it has a frantic ‘rape by jazz’ drum scene.

Phantom Lady (1944)

The Naked City film noir

This time yesterday Jean Dexter was just another pretty girl. But now she’s the marmalade on 10,000 pieces of toast.

The Naked City (1948)

The File on Thelma Jordan film noir

In Thelma Jordon, Barbara Stanwyck offers some deviation from the traditional film noir femme fatale.

The File on Thelma Jordan

Stranger on the Third Floor (1940) film noir

Stranger on the Third Floor is a film that wants a couple of hamburgers . . . and wants them raw.

Stranger on the Third Floor (1940)

The Enforcer (1951) humphrey bogart

Most enjoyable of all in The Enforcer is Zero Mostel as Big Babe Lazick; so vulnerable; so nervous; so curious to behold.

The Enforcer (1951)

Quicksand Mickey Rooney

A happy-go-lucky Mickey Rooney winds up on a an epic moral descent after he successfully chats up femme fatale Jeanne Cagney but then needs twenty dollars to take her on a date.

Quicksand (1950)