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Monday, May 12 2014

Iris Barry Gave so Much to the World

Lady in the Dark is a meticulously researched, lovingly written book that suggests Iris Barry’s passions and accomplishments extend beyond the realm of cinema.


Thursday, May 27 2010

This Film Noir Encyclopedia Pulls Noir from the Shadows

Film noir distills postwar anxiety into an existential cocktail that can still induce the spins, and this encyclopedic text, updated from previous editions, is a great place to start drinking.


Tuesday, January 19 2010

Dancing in the Dark: A Cultural History of the Great Depression by Moris Dickstein

Dickstein makes compelling sense of a bewildering decade’s art and expression, revealing essential elements of Depression-era culture that continue to speak to our lives.


Monday, September 17 2007

Celebrating Bogie

Film historian Richard Schickel fails to pay tribute to Bogie in a recent book. PopMatters' John Carvill takes matters into his own hands.


Wednesday, April 18 2007

Abel Ferrara by Nicole Brenez

Strangest of all is the fan-club enthusiasm of Brenez's approach.


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