Friday, May 28, 2010

Justified 1.10

Raylan's not supposed to go near Boyd, but he does. Raylan's not supposed to go near Ava, but he does. Meanwhile, he has a special protection request from a federal judge, and Boyd's church goes active. Stephen Root guest stars.

Thursday, May 27, 2010

Once Upon a Time in the West (1969)

And just for fun, here is my bearded intro to the new classic Western ONCE UPON A TIME IN AMERICA. Sergio Leone is one of my favorites, as you might be able to tell.

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Where the Sidewalk Ends (1950)

But wait! There's more! Especially when one of the introductions completely slips my mind! This film re-teams the stars and director of LAURA for a "bad cop" noir that will leave you humming.

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

The Postman Always Rings Twice (1946)

The last film in the 2010 film noir series was the quintessential THE POSTMAN ALWAYS RINGS TWICE. John Garfield and Lana Turner bring the series to a close on a typically fatalistic note.

Monday, May 24, 2010

Dark Passage (1947)

Wrapping up the Charles Benoit invasion, here is what he had to say about DARK PASSAGE right before the screening on February 4, 2010. I think he did a great job. Make sure to pre-order YOU and go visit Charles' new website!

Friday, May 21, 2010

Justified 1.9

On a forced vacation, Raylan gets sucked into Gary and Winona's financial drama, and gets his hat stolen in the process. Jere Burns is great in this episode.

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Charles Benoit:3-D!

Okay, not really. But this is the wonderful third part of my interview with Charles, where he discusses Jazz, Charles Benoit, David Goodis, Count Basie and DARK PASSAGE. Enjoy!

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Charles Benoit 2: Electric Boogaloo

Here is Part 2 of the interview, where Charles discusses, among other things, how the movies have influenced his writing:

Monday, May 17, 2010

Charles Benoit

Finally! I have been able to download, upload, update and graphicize my February interview with Rochester-based mystery and noir author Charles Benoit. In order to not be unwieldy, it is broken into four delectable bite-sized portions, to be served in separate courses throughout the week. OR, you can go to YouTube and see all of them now. Enjoy! I know I did. Charles is a great interview, which always makes the process so much easier. Go pre-order his newest release, YOU, coming out in August of this year!

Friday, May 14, 2010

Justified 1.8

Raylan's meeting with the US Attorney's Office comes due, but not before a violent transfer going to SuperMax takes a couple guards hostage. With the attorney and the chief looking over his shoulder, Raylan tries to resolve the conflict without yet another shooting.

Friday, May 7, 2010

Justified 1.6 and 1.7

I've been delinquent, I know. I intended to write a brief intro to 1.6 for you, but now I haven't even seen 1.7, and still I'm giving you a link. I'm behind, but I've got some vacation coming, so hold on. I'll catch up.