Tag Archive: Film Noir

Feb 15 2015

Episode 41 – L.A. Confidential

L.A. ConfidentialFor our latest episode, we watch a modern take on classic noir as we watch L.A. Confidential. A not yet all star cast including Kevin Spacy, Kim Basinger, Russell Crowe and Guy Pearce headline this film that is recognized among film buffs but mostly forgotten by others.  We hope you take the time to check out this movie if you aren’t already a fan.

Our next episode will be recorded live at the Trylon theater on Sunday, February 22nd.  We’ll be watching Murder on the Orient Express!

L.A. Confidential (1997)
L.A. Confidential poster Rating: 8.3/10 (458,887 votes)
Director: Curtis Hanson
Writer: James Ellroy (novel), Brian Helgeland (screenplay), Curtis Hanson (screenplay)
Stars: Kevin Spacey, Russell Crowe, Guy Pearce, James Cromwell
Runtime: 138 min
Rated: R
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Released: 19 Sep 1997
Plot: As corruption grows in 1950s LA, three policemen - one strait-laced, one brutal, and one sleazy - investigate a series of murders with their own brand of justice.

Feb 01 2014

Episode 16 – Double Indemnity

Double IndemnityJena was unable to make our recording at Pepito’s this episode so we pulled in a Stunt Jena.  Joining us at the Parkway was Tim’s son Alex, who got to watch his first Noir on the big screen.  Our movie was the Noir classic Double Indemnity by Billy Wilder.  People betrayed each other.  People died.  Insurance was sold.  Yep.  Insurance.  Enjoy our conversation about a great film!

Double Indemnity (1944)
Double Indemnity poster Rating: 8.3/10 (112,436 votes)
Director: Billy Wilder
Writer: Billy Wilder (screenplay), Raymond Chandler (screenplay), James M. Cain (from the novel by)
Stars: Fred MacMurray, Barbara Stanwyck, Edward G. Robinson, Porter Hall
Runtime: 107 min
Genre: Crime, Drama, Film-Noir
Released: 06 Jul 1944
Plot: An insurance representative lets himself be talked into a murder/insurance fraud scheme that arouses an insurance investigator's suspicions.