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Articles tagged film noir

Monday, March 23 2015

Farther Than You Think: Mapping the Noir Terrain

Rope of Sand, Dark City, and Union Station each extend the shadowy reach of film noir.


Tuesday, March 10 2015

Double Take: Laura (1944)

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

Bob Dylan - “The Night We Called It a Day” (video)

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

‘Fear in the Night’ Speaks the Indecipherable Language of Noir

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

Mysterious Forces and Femme Fatales: ‘Out of the Past’

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

‘Fear in the Night’ Is a Good Nightmare

Perhaps Fear in the Night will never look or sound better, always like a nagging, half-forgotten celluloid memory.


Friday, August 1 2014

‘Slander’ Airs Out the Dirty Laundry of the Genteel ‘50’s

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

‘Cry Danger’ Is Simple Noir Elegance

Olive Films' reissue of the 1951 Cry Danger is as no-frills as the old school film itself.


Thursday, August 4 2011

Pull a Thread to Find a String and Get the Rope: ‘Kiss Me Deadly’

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

‘Pale Flower’: Living for Death

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.


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