One of the most literal examples of the armchair detective trope comes to life in a classic old time radio series.
Everyone seems to have something to hide in The Unsuspected, a visually striking noir thriller from Michael Curtiz - and the first film review I've written since September 2018! (I've been busy.)
(Originally posted on Channel Awesome on September 30, 2016)
Is it weird that one of my favorite writers is fictional? Is it any less weird if we can actually read his work?
(Originally posted on Channel Awesome on August 3, 2015)
To celebrate Sherlock Holmes's recent return to the big screen, it's time for John Barrymore to return to the INCspotlight with his Silent Era depiction of the most famous fictional detective in pop culture history.
(Originally posted on Channel Awesome on April 6, 2015)
An aspiring actress tries to clear her boyfriend of a murder charge in Stage Fright, a lesser-known thriller directed by Alfred Hitchcock.
(Originally posted on Channel Awesome on September 29, 2014)
Hercule Poirot joins forces with three other detectives to solve a daring murder in Cards on the Table, a brilliant novel by Dame Agatha Christie.
Poirot made his debut in Agatha Christie's first published novel The Mysterious Affair at Styles, which was written in 1916 but didn't see print until 1920. A former Belgian policeman with a reputation for his crime-solving abilities, Poirot emigrated to England during World War I as a war refugee. He established a private detective business and would spend the next few decades solving crimes around the world across 33 novels and over 50 short stories, Cards on the Table being the 20th Poirot novel. His final literary appearance (sorta) was in the novel Curtain (1975), in which the great detective passed away. The New York Times went so far as to write an obituary for Poirot, the only fictional character they've ever done this for. (Sophie Hannah has written a new Poirot novel, The Monogram Murders, which was released just a couple of weeks ago, but I haven't read it yet.)
(Originally posted on Channel Awesome on June 30, 2014)
For their 26th animated theatrical release, Disney once again lives up to its nickname of the House of Mouse with this well-done Sherlock Homes parody, The Great Mouse Detective.
The INCspotlight, formerly hosted on the website Channel Awesome, now has a new home on my own website! Putting the spotlight on classics that deserve to be remembered!