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Friday, June 27 2014

You Can’t Know the Answer in ‘Enemy’

Director Denis Villeneuve's most successful film to date is a baffling mood piece, a puzzle designed with no solution.


Monday, June 3 2013

Moving Pixels Podcast: ‘Monaco’, Neon Noir Heists and the Pleasures of Making Mistakes

Get in. Get Out. Get paid. Monaco apes all the conventions of the heist film, but this time, it's you making all of the plans and making all of the mistakes.


Wednesday, November 9 2011

Batman and “Bitches”

In noir, men do bad things to women, women do bad things to men, people do bad things to each other. One of the central conceits of noir is very simple: people are creeps.


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.


Tuesday, June 7 2011

Deadly Cocktail, Perfect Mix: Styles Clash in Blue Estate 3

Even in meeting the demands of the crime noir genre, and giving the story a cooling off period Viktor Kalvachev brings an intensity to Blue Estate.


Wednesday, June 1 2011

‘L.A. Noire’: The Fatalism of American Sticktoitiveness

You can get through the entire story by being the least competent detective in the world. The story will unfold, as it were, despite you.


Thursday, March 10 2011

The Darkness of “Passion”: Visuals and Voiceovers, Sound and Shadow

In this essay, Rhonda V. Wilcox provides a penetrating commentary on one of the greatest Buffy the Vampire Slayer episodes that Joss Whedon neither wrote nor directed.


Monday, November 15 2010

‘Winter’s Bone’: Where Crime and Loss are the Only Family

A tough 17-year-old dropout searches for her missing father in the poverty- and meth-scared hills of the Missouri Ozarks.


Tuesday, September 7 2010

‘The Wire’ As American Noir

The Wire’s intentional difficulty and rigor -- along with academia’s ongoing love affair with cultural studies -- might very well explain its emerging as a centerpiece in a growing number of courses at many colleges and universities in the United States.


Friday, April 23 2010

‘Elegy for April’: Benjamin Black’s New Dublin Noir

John Banville's alter ego resurrects Quirke in another 1950s Dublin noir adventure.


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Boston Noir by Dennis Lehane, Ed. (Reviews) [15.Nov.09]
Pete Kelly’s Blues (Columns) [19.Oct.09]
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