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)”

Review of “The Third Man” (1949)

This is this week’s Saturday night pizza and bad movie offering. The pizza and wine were good, and so was the movie, which we borrowed from the library. Plot: American writer Holly Martins (Joseph Cotton) arrives in post-war Vienna at the invitation of an old friend, Harry Lime (Orson Welles). Lime has promised Martins aContinue reading “Review of “The Third Man” (1949)”

Review of “Nightmare Alley” (1947)

This was our Saturday pizza and bad movie offering. The movie was good, but boy, was it depressing little film noir. Plot: Stanton “Stan” Carlisle (Tyrone Power) finds himself fascinated by everything at the carnival. How does one sink so low as to work as the “geek,” eating live chickens? “It can happen,” says MadamContinue reading “Review of “Nightmare Alley” (1947)”