Author Archives: Ward Howarth

About Ward Howarth

Ward Howarth is a TV producer and writer based in Richmond, Virginia. He's generally gearing up for what they call "getting down."

Shades Of Grey: Bullet Holes

No time for a full review this week.  Instead, I offer you Bullet Holes, a select round-up of noir-worthy news from the Journal and beyond. — First up, let’s recap.  So far, I’ve gone on about my interest in noir … Continue reading

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Shades Of Grey: Night & The City

                Crawl deep into the black heart of any city and you might come close to the depravity and criminal element on display in director Jules Dassin’s Night & The City.  Here stands … Continue reading

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Shades Of Grey: Crossfire

“Hate… is like a gun.  If you carry it around with you, it can go off and kill somebody.” A slap.  A punch.  Then, a quick one-two to the bread basket. Two men fight, their faces shrouded in darkness, their … Continue reading

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New Column: Shades Of Grey

Barbara Stanwyck and Fred MacMurray in Billy Wilder’s Double Indemnity (1944). You could call me a film noir junkie, but you’d be wrong.  Sure, I’ve seen a few, and read a bit about what makes them work, but the simple … Continue reading

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Christmas Classic: Holiday Affair

“The trouble with you is you don’t believe in happy endings.” – Steve Mason (Robert Mitchum) If there’s one movie I get jazzed about seeing this time of year, it’s this one. Released by RKO on December 24th, 1949, HOLIDAY … Continue reading

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A Poet Must Never Avert His Gaze

RVA filmmaker Kevin Gallagher dishes on old video-rental stores, the late poet Larry Levis, & his recent time at Werner Herzog‘s Rogue Film School. What’s your earliest movie memory? Like a lot of folks of my generation, my first movie … Continue reading

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Wild At Heart

Sometime in 2007, I learned that David Lynch would be accompanying a screening of INLAND EMPIRE to the AFI Silver Theatre in Silver Spring, MD. Per the film’s tour schedule, said pairing of man and movie would occur no closer … Continue reading

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