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.)
A diplomat is targeted by blackmailers, leading to some shocking discoveries about his past in Crossroads, a taut noir thriller.
(Originally posted on Channel Awesome on November 16, 2017)
Sean Connery masterminds a daring theft in The Great Train Robbery, a well-crafted caper comedy set in Victorian England.
(Originally posted on Channel Awesome on June 8, 2016)
A former IRA member must face the consequences of betrayal in The Informer, a classic thriller by John Ford.
(Originally posted on Channel Awesome on November 29, 2015)
Law and order squares off against vigilante vengeance in Shield of Straw, a Japanese police drama directed by Miike Takashi.
(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 February 23, 2015)
Crossfire is not only the first B-movie to earn an Academy Award nomination for Best Picture, but it's also one of the first Hollywood films to tackle anti-Semitism in America. It's also an excellent film noir thriller in its own right.
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!