Review of “The Lady from Shanghai” (1947)

Svengoolie was, alas! a rerun yet again, so we watched a noir for Saturday pizza and bad movie night. This little flick has Orson Welles speaking an (occasional) brogue and allowing himself to be lured into a circle of unpleasant people after a pretty girl winks at him. Plot: “When I start out to makeContinue reading “Review of “The Lady from Shanghai” (1947)”

Review of “Tension” (1949)

This is a slightly different take on our Saturday pizza and bad movie night, a noir from 1949. Plot: Lt. Collier Bonnabel (Barry Sullivan), standing outside the door to the homicide (“a fancy word for murder”) division, introduces himself to the viewer. He says the only way he knows to break homicide cases is tension.Continue reading “Review of “Tension” (1949)”