BogiewithFalcon

Even the good guys can’t be good all the time. When a priceless artifact worth a king’s ransom is on the line, nobody can be trusted. (more…)

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In Vichy France-controlled Martinique, you make a living any way you can. For him, that meant renting out his boat to tourists and refugees. For her, that meant charming her way right into men’s minds and wallets. Lauren Bacall and Humphrey Bogart pair up for the first time in this 1944 production directed by Howard Hawks and adapted for the screen from Hemingway’s novel by William Faulkner and James Furthman. (more…)

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Deemed the greatest screenplay ever written, this 1942 classic film noir is hard to dismiss as one of the greatest movies ever made. Be aware that, due to the age of the movie, spoilers are inherent to this review. Honestly, if you have not watched Casablanca, I strongly encourage you to do so before you read this, or any, review of it. (more…)

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This 1950 film noir thriller directed by Nicholas Ray and starring Humphrey Bogart and Gloria Grahame literally kept me on the edge of my seat for the entire first and second viewings. This role was said to be the closest to the real Bogie that any of his characters ever came. If so, Bogie was one very complex and difficult man, though none the worse for that. (more…)