Friday, April 03, 2009
Deadline: Noir City
The American Cinematheque's annual film noir series at the Egyptian started last night. It would take an unreasonable amount of energy to drag myself "over the hill," as Lucy puts it, every night of the series, but I'm looking forward to at least a few nights of pessimism, cynicism, fatalism and menace. First up is tonight's double bill: Alias Nick Beal (pictured at left), starring the always terrific Ray Milland as the diabolical title character, and Fly-by-Night with Richard Carlson, clocking in at a "sprightly" 74 minutes. You gotta love the running times on some of these older movies! They allow cranky old codgers like me to get to bed at a reasonable hour.