Monday, March 23 2015
Rope of Sand, Dark City, and Union Station each extend the shadowy reach of film noir.
Tuesday, March 10 2015
Love is stronger than life. It reaches beyond the dark shadow of death. Otto Preminger's 1944 noir classic tests how far love goes, and Double Take breaks it down.
Monday, March 2 2015
The legendary singer/songwriter Bob Dylan gets away with murder in the old-timey noir music video of his Frank Sinatra cover "The Night We Called It a Day".
Tuesday, September 23 2014
Noir, as a definitive term, is elusive and always out of reach, as are dreams. So what are we to do with Fear in the Night, a noir that traffics in dreams?
Thursday, September 18 2014
In Torneur's classic film, the femme fatale knows she's an object in a world of violent men she has no reason to respect.
Thursday, August 28 2014
Perhaps Fear in the Night will never look or sound better, always like a nagging, half-forgotten celluloid memory.
Friday, August 1 2014
Slander hasn't dated much at all; it still engages the viewer with something harsh and sordid under its veneer of '50s gentility.
Friday, June 20 2014
Olive Films' reissue of the 1951 Cry Danger is as no-frills as the old school film itself.
Thursday, August 4 2011
One of the all-time great film noirs, a must-see classic on its own, Kiss Me Deadly only gets better with a wonderful slew of extras.
Thursday, July 21 2011
Into this movie's milieu of prison terms, all-night gambling sessions and literal and figurative back-stabbings arrives a dewy young woman named Saeko (pronounced, more or less, 'psycho') who is very young and very tired of life.