What Is Film Noir?

Literally meaning “black film,” film noir was a subgenre of crime films made during the early 1940s through

Blu-ray Releases for July 2014

Part 1 of 3. This month a ton of great classics will be released on Blu-ray, including a great World War II comedy starring Cary Grant; a small town comedy featuring Gary Cooper; a long forgotten fish out of water comedy starring radio humorist Harry Morgan; an unrelenting crime thriller starring Lee Marvin; and a romantic comedy featuring Anny Blyth as a mermaid.

Blu-ray Releases for July 2014

Part 1 of 3. This month a ton of great classics will be released on Blu-ray, including a great World War II comedy starring Cary Grant; a small town comedy featuring Gary Cooper; a long forgotten fish out of water comedy starring radio humorist Harry Morgan; an unrelenting crime thriller starring Lee Marvin; and a romantic comedy featuring Anny Blyth as a mermaid.

Blu-ray Releases For July 2014, Part II

Part 2 of 3. Continuing the Blu-ray releases for this month are a special effects-laden adaptation of H.G. Wells’ most popular story; a classic fish out of water comedy that delivered Judy Holliday the Oscar for Best Actress; a simple, but extraordinary character drama that turned Ernest Borgnine into a star; the sci-fi horror flick that put David Cronenberg on the map; and a tale of crime and redemption from French New Wave master Robert Bresson.

Robert De Niro and Martin Scorsese Classic Movies

Spanning three decades and eight films, most of them in the crime drama genre, the collaboration between actor Robert De Niro and director Martin Scorsese ranks was one of the greatest of all time. The two were brought together by mutual friend, actor Harvey Keitel, and made some of the best films ever made. Here are five of the best films made between Robert De Niro and Martin Scorsese.

Blu-ray for December 2012

A number of harder-to-find titles are being released on Blu-ray this December, including a tense crime thriller with Frank Sinatra, Marlene Dietrich’s breakthrough film, a biopic starring Gregory Peck as F. Scott Fitzgerald, and more.

Great Heist Movies

With intricate plots, multiple twists and turns, and gritty characters who live on the edge, heist movies have long been a Hollywood staple. Sometimes the thieves suffer the consequences of their action and sometimes they get away with their crimes, but their carefully hatched plans almost always go awry. Here are nine of the best heist movies from Classic Hollywood.

John Cassavetes is Machine Gun McCain (DVD)

This 1969 Italian-made crime thriller tells the gripping saga of a hardened ex-con, who emerges from a long prison stint to find his grown son has turned into a small-time hustler with a new–and criminal–job opportunity. It all leads to a major heist and double cross with the Mafia.

Alan Ladd in Appointment with Danger on DVD

A postal inspector looks into the murder of a colleague and the trail leads him to the killing’s sole witness, a nun who is able to identify the assassin in this 1951 crime drama co-starring Jack Webb, Harry Morgan & Ed Begley.

Broderick Crawford & Anne Bancroft in New York Confidential on DVD

When a botched oil deal leads to murder and draws the attention of the law, the head of a crime syndicate finds himself marked for elimination at the hands of his bodyguard in this 1955 film noir favorite.