314) Criss Cross (1949) Dir: Robert Siodmak Date Released XX 1949 Date Seen: October 2, 2010 Rating: 4/5
315) 5 Against the House (1955) Dir: Phil Karlson Date Released: Jun 1955 Date Seen: October 2, 2010 Rating: 3.25/5
316) Odds Against Tomorrow (1959) Dir: Robert Wise Date Released: October 1959 Date Seen: October 2, 2010 Rating: 3.75/5
317) Kansas City Confidential (1952) Dir: Phil Karlson Date Released: November 1952 Date Seen: October 3, 2010 Rating: 3.5/5
318) The Anderson Tapes (1971) Dir: Sidney Lumet Date Released: June 1971 Date Seen: October 3, 2010 Rating: 3.75/5
Didn't really go into either The Anderson Tapes or Kansas City Confidential in my heist noir piece for Slant Magazine so, very briefly: I really liked The Anderson Tapes' dry sense of humor and the way that it inevitably film deflates. Then again, while I appreciated the novelty of Kansas City Confidential's mystery plot, I don't think the film's screenwriters explored that conceit as much as they could have.