While many of my online movie friends are currently attending the TCM Film Festival, I am stuck at home, but at least I’m watching some good film noir and reading the latest issue of The Dark Pages: The Newsletter for Film Noir Lovers, edited by Karen Burroughs Hannsberry. I’ve talked about the newsletter before, but if you’re a fan of noir, you should seriously consider subscribing.
Once again, I’m honored to have two contributions to the March/April issue: my regular “What’s New in Noir?” new releases column, which covers 13 new Blu-ray/DVD releases, as well as a review of a new film, Trouble is My Business.
In addition to my writing, you’ll find tributes to Peggy Cummins and Dorothy Malone, “Your Worst Nightmare” – George H. Madison’s look at Robert Mitchum’s performance in Cape Fear (1962), a series of quick reviews of recently seen noirs by Kristina Dijan from Speakeasy, and two articles by Karen from Shadows and Satin on “dark corner” performers Jay Adler, Dewey Robinson, and Art Smith, as well as a piece called “The Battling Bogarts.”
Karen and Kristina each discuss their upcoming TCM picks, Armored Car Robbery (1950) and The Man Who Cheated Himself (1950), respectively, and Kristina provides a rundown on the noir titles scheduled for TCM next month. There’s even an announcement for anyone interested in contributing to the upcoming giant 2018 issue. The theme: Great Couples of Noir.
So if you love film noir and aren’t already subscribed to The Dark Pages, you’re really missing out. You can request a sample issue and subscribe here. You can also follow The Dark Pages Facebook page and Twitter feed @TheDarkPages. Embrace and enjoy the darkness!