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Double Indemnity (movie)

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  • Film Review: 'Frank Miller's Sin City: A Dame to Kill For'

    LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - It may be in 3D this time around, but Robert Rodriguez and Frank Miller's monotone, monochrome comicbook universe feels flatter than ever in "Sin City: A Dame to Kill For." Rare indeed is the movie that features this many bared breasts, pummeled crotches and severed noggins and still leaves you checking your watch every 10 minutes. But that's the dubious accomplishment of this visually arresting but grimly repetitive exercise in style, set against a sordid neo-noir landscape populated almost exclusively by tormented tough guys and femme-fatale fetish objects. Nearly a decade after the first "Sin City" grossed more than $158 million worldwide, it's doubtful whether the directors' overlapping fanbases can muster the same level of excitement for a picture about which the best one can really say is, "It sure beats 'The Spirit.' "
  • German emigres' effect on U.S. cinema saluted

     German emigres' effect on U.S. cinema saluted
    The United States was a relatively provincial country in the 1930s, and the films coming out of Hollywood reflected this lack of sophistication, even though it was the glamorous center of the movie production world. But the intellectual atmosphere began...

    Garry Marshall to direct 'Billy & Ray' in New York

    Garry Marshall to direct 'Billy & Ray' in New York
    "Billy & Ray" -- a stage play about Billy Wilder, Raymond Chandler and the making of "Double Indemnity" -- opened at the Falcon Theatre in Burbank last year to rave reviews, running for a little more than a month at the 130-seat theater space. The...

    14 things you don't know about James M. Cain

    Today is James M. Cain's birthday; the titan of noir writing was born July 1, 1892. The longtime writer is best known for three books that were made into now-classic films: "The Postman Always Rings Twice," "Mildren Pierce" and  "Double Indemnity." Born...

    Raymond Chandler to get a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame

    Raymond Chandler to get a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame
    One of Los Angeles' greatest noir writers will be getting a permanent place in the sun: on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Raymond Chandler is one of 30 people who will get such stars in 2015. Most of the stars on the Walk of Fame honor people we see on the...