Movie Review Compilations:

I Found it at the Movies: Film Noir Reviews

A tongue-in-cheek collection of film noir reviews.

By the author of the New York Times bestseller IDENTITY CRISIS

Way back in the days before VCRs, DVDs, and online streaming, you had to actually go to the theatre to watch a movie. But then came television, which I have to thank actually for all the great film noir I got to know as a child and young woman.

It was the magic of movies that inspired me in so many ways to write hardboiled crime fiction. What you’ll find in this collection is a sampling of some of my favorite (and not-so-favorite) films noir. All reviews, whether or not favorable, are written strictly tongue-in-cheek. So, don’t take any of what I have to say too seriously.

This book is the first installment of a series I plan to write. Starting with film noir, then proceeding into other types of movies. Each book will focus on one common thread, whether it be genre, director, or era. So, stay tuned for more.


"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, Barnes & Noble, Kobo, Apple iBooks, Smashwords, and 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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