Tagged: Crime

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Night of the Hunter (1955)

Surprisingly enough, it was my mother who introduced this film to me when I was about nine years old. I distinctly remember her becoming enrapt by the devious ploys and plans of the main...

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Death Wish (1974)

Death Wish is a second-amendment loving, pull-yourself-up-from-your-bootstraps preaching, take no prisoners kind of movie that champions eye-for-an-eye styled justice. Sadly, these kinds of stories sorely lack in the cultural zeitgeist of film today. Instead,...

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Testament of Dr. Mabuse, The (1933)

In 1922, Norbert Jacque’s diabolical Dr. Mabuse was first unleashed upon German audiences, with the publication of Dr. Mabuse der Spieler (Dr. Mabuse: The Gambler). Jacques’ villain was an amalgam of traits characterizing Germany...

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Sin City (2005)

In a city of complete and utter corruption, a few low-down characters fight to maintain their sensitivity, their scarred romanticism, and some semblance of a sense of true justice. Loyalty is something bought and...

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Scarface (1932)

Scarface begins with a reigning crime-lord about to meet his demise. Louis Costillo is chatting with his buddies. He has just thrown a huge party for all of his men, and he’s comfortable with...

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Black Cat, The (1934)

A newlywed couple are on their way to a honeymoon when they meet a mysterious man on a train (Lugosi portrays Vitus Werdegast) who regales them with local tales of intrigue and superstition, weaving...