Movie Review Compilations:

I Found it at the Movies: Film Noir Reviews

A tongue-in-cheek collection of film noir reviews. Like Pauline Kael only cooler!

By the author of the New York Times bestseller IDENTITY CRISIS

Film noir (a term adopted well after these movies were made) represented a dark departure from the upbeat films that Hollywood produced up until the early 1940s. This collection of movie reviews provides a guide to some of most notable entries into that classic canon.

This book is the first installment of a series. The second book provides a handy guide to neo-noir movies. Also, check out the trivia questions. Test your knowledge. And stay tuned for more guides to the best and the worst movies Hollywood has created.




"Mack has an engaging, conversational style, much like a tour guide who introduces you to, and makes you fall in love with, a foreign city. Don’t be surprised if, halfway through reading this book, you abruptly begin searching online for noir titles to watch."

– Ruth, movie blogger at SILVER SCREENINGS

The book is available on Amazon and other retailers, including my online bookstore.

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Praise for Five Uneasy Pieces:

“In her introductory note to FIVE UNEASY PIECES, Debbi Mack claims she finds writing short stories 'difficult.' Well, you wouldn't know it from the 'pieces' themselves. Each rings true as a tuning fork, whether for dialogue, setting, or depth. A lean collection of gems.”

– Jeremiah Healy, author of OFF-SEASON and THE CONCISE CUDDY

“FIVE UNEASY PIECES packs a nasty punch that will keep mystery fans enthralled”

– Simon Wood, author of TERMINATED

“While descriptive, observational humor was a hallmark of Mack’s excellent hardboiled crime novel IDENTITY CRISIS, here she uses it sparingly, and instead infuses a handful of riveting mini-mysteries with a real sense of dread, fear, and unease that lingers long after the lights are out. Recommended.”

– J.T. Cummins, author of COBBLESTONES

“Mack really packs twists and surprises into these five shorts.”

– C.J. West, author of THE END OF MARKING TIME

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