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Movie: The Maltese Falcon

San Francisco private detective Sam Spade takes on a case that involves him with three eccentric criminals, a gorgeous liar, and their quest for a priceless statuette, with the stakes rising after his partner is murdered. [more inside]
posted by Carillon on Mar 22, 2022 - 11 comments

Movie: The Asphalt Jungle

A major heist goes off as planned, but then double crosses, bad luck and solid police work cause everything to unravel. [more inside]
posted by Carillon on Jan 4, 2022 - 4 comments

Movie: Key Largo

A hurricane swells outside, but it's nothing compared to the storm within the hotel at Key Largo. There, sadistic mobster Johnny Rocco holes up - and holds at gunpoint hotel owner James Temple, his widowed daughter-in-law Nora, and ex-GI Frank McCloud. (McCloud!) [more inside]
posted by valkane on Dec 11, 2020 - 1 comment

Movie: The Other Side of the Wind

Surrounded by fans and skeptics, grizzled director J.J. "Jake" Hannaford returns from years abroad in Europe to a changed Hollywood, where he attempts to make his innovative comeback film. [more inside]
posted by octothorpe on Nov 3, 2018 - 4 comments

Movie: Wise Blood

A Southerner--young, poor, ambitious but uneducated--determines to become something in the world. He decides that the best way to do that is to become a preacher and start up his own church. [more inside]
posted by rhizome on Apr 3, 2018 - 6 comments

Movie: The Treasure of the Sierra Madre

Fred Dobbs and Bob Curtin, two Americans searching for work in Mexico, convince an old prospector to help them mine for gold in the Sierra Madre Mountains.
posted by rhizome on Mar 28, 2018 - 8 comments

Movie: Chinatown

Local Private Investigator gets caught up in a water-rights fiasco. But that's just the beginning. Chinatown is a 1974 American neo-noir mystery film, directed by Roman Polanski from a screenplay by Robert Towne, starring Jack Nicholson and Faye Dunaway. (wiki) [more inside]
posted by valkane on Feb 5, 2015 - 11 comments

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