I’m in and out of town for the next few days, but I thought I would put up a mini-recommendation post. This Friday, Turner Classic Movies is mostly showing films with a variation on “If only I hadn’t wrote a note/joked about/yelled about being ready to kill somebody” plot. It’s a good plot, but I wouldn’t recommend watching more than one or two of these in a row. The classics today are STRANGERS ON A TRAIN (Hitchcock, and not quite a noir but pretty damn close) and THE STRANGE LOVE OF MARTHA IVERS, which is up with the great noirs of all time, not to mention Kirk Douglas’s first film. The unknown gem for the day is TENSION, starring Richard Basehart as a timid pharmacist suspected of murder. The one I’m going to DVR is TOO LATE FOR TEARS. Over and out.