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1 hr ago | The Austin Chronicle

Patricia Highsmith

The decadelong revival of classic crime novelist Patricia Highsmith continues apace, with a film of The Two Faces of January starring Viggo Mortensen and Kirsten Dunst opening stateside this fall, Todd Haynes' screen adaptation of Carol under way, and a reissue of her complete oeuvre in digital and print by Virago Modern Classics.


Related Topix: Patricia Highsmith, Vocal, Hitchcock, Strangers on a Train, Crime Movies, Drama Movies, Thriller, Alfred Hitchcock

15 hrs ago | Los Angeles Times

'Hollywood Exiles in Europe': Feeling alienated and anxious

"Rififi," the high-tension 1955 heist drama, was directed by Jules Dassin, right, who also costarred in it.


Related Topix: Thriller, Crime Movies, Night and the City, Drama Movies, Theater, Arts, Celebrities, Soul, New-Age, Body + Soul, Movies, Entertainment

19 hrs ago |

Classic movie review: 'Psycho'

The films of Alfred Hitchcock , as well as some choice details revealed in recent biographies, are ample proof the director was more than familiar with the dark side of the human psyche, which is why I find it curious that in certain movies he was willing to settle for pat solutions that seem to shed light on every nook and cranny of a character's ... (more)


Related Topix: Psycho, Horror Movies, Thriller, Hitchcock, Drama Movies, Vertigo, Mystery Movies, Shadow of a Doubt, Crime Movies, Marnie, The Birds

Yesterday |

The piano from 'Casablanca' goes up for auction

The piano seen in the classic film, Casablanca will be up for grabs at a New York auction.


Related Topix: Celebrities, Humphrey Bogart, The Maltese Falcon, Mystery Movies, Drama Movies, Action Movies, Peter Lorre, Oscars, Golden Globe Awards, Family

Tue Jul 22, 2014

The Free Dictionary

Raymond Chandler

In 1932, at age forty-four, Raymond Chandler decided to become a detective fiction writer after losing his job as an oil company executive during the Depression.


Related Topix: Raymond Chandler, Alternative, Health, Depression, The Big Sleep, Thriller, Mystery Movies, Crime Movies, La-Jolla, CA, Arts, Literature, Celebrities, Humphrey Bogart


Legendary Director Garry Marshall Will Helm Mike Bencivenga's Billy & Ray Off-Broadway

Renowned director/writer/producer Garry Marshall will direct the New York debut of Mike Bencivenga's Billy & Ray off-Broadway.


Related Topix: Comedy Movies, Beaches, Drama Movies, Musical Movies, Thriller, Double Indemnity, Crime Movies, Burbank, CA

Daily Mail

Marilyn Monroe's lost model shots revealed

Marilyn's lost photos revealed: Modelling shots show iconic star by helicopter and posing with Mountie during breaks in filming of Niagara She was one of the most photographed women in U.S. history - so it's hard to believe there are still powerful images of Marilyn Monroe which have never seen the light of day.


Related Topix: River of No Return, Western, Adventure, Thriller, Drama Movies, Niagara, Celebrities, Vocal, Marilyn Monroe, New York

DVD Verdict

Witness for the Prosecution

A wealthy English widow has been murdered. American expat Leonard Vale has been accused of the crime and doesn't have much of an alibi, though genius barrister Sir Wilfrid Robarts thinks the man is innocent.


Related Topix: Drama Movies, Witness for the Prosecution, Thriller, Mystery Movies, Tyrone Power, Marlene Dietrich, Crime Movies, Double Indemnity

Mon Jul 21, 2014

Four popular classic movies that were based on short stories

George Bailey's unlikeable grandson will get a visit from his guardian angel/aunt in the sequel.


Related Topix: Arts, Literature, The Killers, Crime Movies, Drama Movies, Celebrities, Burt Lancaster, Life, Holidays, Christmas, It's a Wonderful Life, Comedy Movies, It Happened One Night

The Austin Chronicle

July Is Crime Month: Fade to Black

So far, the Chronicle 's July crime spree has focused largely on the written word , but maybe you prefer your mysteries, murders, and manhunts onscreen.


Related Topix: Mildred Pierce, Mystery Movies, Drama Movies, Joan Crawford, Austin, TX, Entertainment, Drama, Television

Laura's Miscellaneous Musings

Hollywood Exiles in Europe Opens Friday at UCLA

A new film series, Hollywood Exiles in Europe , opens at UCLA's Billy Wilder Theater this Friday evening, July 25th.


Related Topix: Los Angeles, CA, Thriller, Crime Movies, Night and the City, Drama Movies, Horror Movies, Mystery Movies, Impulse, Science Fiction Movies


NEWBlogThe 19 stages of Cages: The most out-Cage-ous moments from Nicolas Cage

Nicolas Cage is back in UK cinemas this week with gritty drama Joe, in which he plays the movie's eponymous anti-hero.


Related Topix: Drive Angry, Bangkok Dangerous, Thriller, Kiss of Death, Crime Movies, Drama Movies, Action Movies, Con Air, Horror Movies, Mystery Movies, The Wicker Man, Musical Movies, Celebrities, Nicolas Cage

Sun Jul 20, 2014


Stage Door: Drop Dead Perfect

With a nod to the films Rebecca and Mildred Pierce , not to mention a sly reference to The Glass Menagerie , entertaining camp has scored again.


Related Topix: Mildred Pierce, Drama Movies, Mystery Movies, Theater, Arts

Jeanne Eagels: The Rise and Fall of America's Great Actress

Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer let it be known that Jeanne Eagels' behavior during the filming of Man, Woman and Sin was atrocious.


Related Topix: Drama Movies, The Letter, John Gilbert, Chicago, IL


Clark Gable and Joan Crawford in "Possessed": They had chemistry.

French actor Jean Gabin, in "PA©pA© le Moko," was irresistible, brilliant and original.


Related Topix: Horror Movies, Possessed, Drama Movies, Celebrities, Clark Gable, Joan Crawford, Jean Gabin, Vocal, Marilyn Monroe, Movies, Entertainment

Sat Jul 19, 2014

The Jersey Journal

Family Viewing: 'Leave Her to Heaven'

Once upon a time: She's always been daddy's little girl, and even after daddy's gone, Ellen Berent remains spoiled and determined to get what she wants - right now, writer Richard Harland, who happens to look just like dear old Dad.


Related Topix: Thriller, Drama Movies, Leave Her to Heaven, Mystery Movies, Crime Movies, Laura, The Razor's Edge, War Movies, Gene Tierney, Celebrities, Vincent Price, Entertainment


Lee Grant Said Yes to Everything - Except McCarthyism

Oscar-winning American Jewish actress Lee Grant is one of the rare performers to have eventually triumphed over the Hollywood blacklist during McCarthy's Communist witch hunt.


Related Topix: Detective Story, Peyton Place, Crime Movies, Drama Movies, Soap Opera, Entertainment, Drama, Television, Comedy Movies, Shampoo, Lee Grant, Emmy Awards

Mr. Bad Taste and Trouble Himself

"He drank too much and smoked too much. He granted too many interviews full of cynical observations about himself and his business.


Related Topix: Crime Movies, The Friends of Eddie Coyle, Horror Movies, Drama Movies, Thriller, The Night of the Hunter, Cape Fear, Celebrities, Robert Mitchum, Country

Fri Jul 18, 2014

Barnstable Patriot

Chills and laughs in Monomoy comedy-thriller

SEER RIDICULOUSNESS Psychic Helga ten Dorp sees trouble ahead for Sid Bruhl and Clifford Anderson in Monomoy Theatre's Deathtrap .


Related Topix: Crime Movies, A Kiss Before Dying, Thriller, Mystery Movies

Shirley Jones, Robert Wagner appear at classic film fest in El Paso Aug. 7-17

El Paso's Plaza Classic Film Festival, dubbed the world's largest with more than 80 movies, is Aug. 7-17 at the historic Plaza Theatre.


Related Topix: Elmer Gantry, Comedy, Drama Movies, The Partridge Family, Entertainment, Drama, Television, Recreational Vehicle, Award, Crime Movies, Adventure, Hart to Hart, Celebrities, A Kiss Before Dying, Shirley Jones, Thriller, Mystery Movies