This past week included the celebration of Dracula Day, a day dedicated to the King of Vampires and his many permutations. But we often forget about the other vampires, the vampires that were on the scene before old Drac arrived to twirl his mustache, seduce young ladies, and […]
I’m a sucker for a movie that appreciates the fine art of the department store. Throughout the 1950s, when consumerism and suburbia went hand-in-hand, a trip to the local Macys or Penneys was a luxury. Models wearing the latest fashions were able to walk around, showing off the […]
The past week has given women plenty of reasons to be angry. So have the last year and decade, for that matter. Over on Twitter, we asked the question: What are your favorite films about female rage? And today, we are here to answer with our own.
The Dames talk a lot about supporting us via Patreon and we wanted to give you five reasons why you should! 1) Early Access to Episodes and Bonus Content Patrons get to hear our episodes a whole 48 hours before everyone else! We also produce regular bonus content, […]
There’s not a single bad film in the Criterion Channel’s Columbia Noir collection, but there are more than a few that I was surprised I hadn’t heard of. Like: My Name is Julia Ross, a gothic narrative that makes use of all the tropes even as it subtly undercuts […]
When discussing mainstream noir directors, we tend to forget about Frank Borzage, who absorbed the style and substance of German Expressionist filmmakers and imported them to the US in his noirs. His 1948 film Moonrise is a unique noir in style and subject, evading a total condemnation of […]
I won’t say it was a key decision in my moving to Los Angeles, but the wealth of history that’s found within it has always fascinated me, and a key element of that history is the 1960s music scene that sprung up within Laurel Canyon. Ensconced in the […]