Shadow of the Thin Man

January 8, 2023

We’re back with Nick and Norah, this time at the tracks dealing with the murder of a jockey. Plus, Nick, Jr.’s older now. How’s Nick’s drinking? How are Nora’s nudges to be included in the investigations more? And how well does the murder mystery work? Tune in!

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The Next Reel • Season 12 • Series: The Thin Man Films • Another Thin Man

Another Thin Man

December 29, 2022

We continue our time with Nick and Nora Charles, this time with the 1939 film ‘Another Thin Man,’ the third in the Thin Man series. Now, they have a baby and they’re back in New York! What do we think of the story? The characters? The mystery? The comedy? The drinking? Tune in!

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The Next Reel • Season 12 • Series: The Thin Man Films • After the Thin Man

After the Thin Man

December 22, 2022

We return to the world of Nick and Norah Charles as we jump back into the ‘Thin Man’ series. We covered the first film as part of our ‘Black-and-White Cinematography of James Wong Howe’ series. Now, we’re finishing the series, starting with the 1936 film ‘After the Thin Man.’ It’s a pure delight. Tune in!

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The Thin Man

May 29, 2015

James Wong Howe is often cited as one of the most influential cinematographers there have been. He worked in film from the early days of the silents to the mid-70s when he received his last Oscar nomination for his color work on “Funny Lady.” But his black-and-white cinematography is what he’s primarily known for. Join us — Pete Wright and Andy Nelson — as we start up our Black and White Cinematography of James Wong Howe series with W.S. Van Dyke’s 1934 film “The Thin Man.”

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