Criterion Project #18: NIGHTMARE ALLEY (1947)

Nightmare Alley Spine #1078 Year: 1947 Director: Edmund Goulding As previously alluded to, Noirvember is coming to its conclusion so why not feature one last noir classic that, like the prior three entries in this project (Sweet Smell of Success, Detour, and Kiss Me Deadly), I had not seen before. I also figured closing out … Continue reading Criterion Project #18: NIGHTMARE ALLEY (1947)

Criterion Project #16: SWEET SMELL OF SUCCESS (1957)

I can say with complete sincerity that I did not plan this order. Two noirs back-to-back in the month of November is a serendipitous coincidence that pleased me. I may just continue the trend and keep the noir train rolling through the month. We shall see... Sweet Smell of Success Year: 1957 Director: Alexander Mackendrick … Continue reading Criterion Project #16: SWEET SMELL OF SUCCESS (1957)

Criterion Project #15: KISS ME DEADLY (1955)

Author's note: First off, apologies are in order. This post is coming a week late due to some unforeseen bad luck that reared its ugly head at one of the worst times of my life. In short, I was scheduled for back surgery last week after waiting seven painful months for the insurance company to … Continue reading Criterion Project #15: KISS ME DEADLY (1955)