Archive for December, 2010

So Dark the Night

Posted in Pick of the Week, Timothy Parfitt with tags , , , on December 12, 2010 by Timothy Parfitt

A couple of days ago I saw a weird little noir called So Dark the Night (1946) at the Siskel Film Center.  Directed by Joseph H. Lewis (Gun Crazy), the film follows a famous Parisian detective as he tries to adjust to country life.  Big city crime solving has taken its toll and Detective Cassin seeks comfort in a country girl to whom he becomes engaged.  The only problem is she already has a fiancé, a young and vengeful one at that. Continue reading

The Town

Posted in Review, Timothy Parfitt with tags , , , , on December 12, 2010 by Timothy Parfitt

Last night I broke down and saw The Town.  Ben Affleck’s second directorial effort (after Gone Baby Gone) is a mixed bag.  It’s a heist movie with big stars, big emotions and big, if not impressive, heists. Continue reading