Nora Fiore, aka, Nitrate Diva, joins James Patrick to discuss film noir on Cinema Shame! “James and Nora Fiore (@NitrateDiva) talk the tenets of Film Noir and share their favorite first-time watches from Noirvember 2020.”
Friend of the Gutter Nitrate Diva suggests pairings of horror films and old time radio dramas for your enjoyment this spookoween season! “Each radio-film pairing will have a theme. Many selections share source material or deploy a cherished plot trope, like evil twins or mad scientists. More creative […]
Nitrate Diva shares her favorite classic film discoveries of 2015! “A theme that connects most (though not all) of these movies is unlikely or unexpected romance. In Second Floor Mystery, two strangers flirt through coded messages and elaborate fictions, modeled on potboiler clichés. In Heaven Can Wait, a […]
Nitrate Diva has a list of “31 of the Scariest Old Time Radio Episodes for Halloween.” Listen up!
Friend of the Gutter, Nitrate Diva writes about 13 women who helped shape cinema. “Hollywood is, in many ways, a more male-dominated environment today than it was 90 or so years ago. Scary, huh? In order to perpetuate a culture where more women make movies now, we need […]
There’s a fine piece at Nitrate Diva about the 1935 film, Kongo. “In this monument to morbidity, nearly all the taboos festering at the edges of pre-Code cinema come out and play: blasphemy, drug addiction, prostitution, torture, slavery, bestiality, and (spoiler alert!) incest. The movie positively wallows in […]