Articles tagged neo-noir

Aaron Katz’s ‘Gemini’ Frames Him as a Storyteller with a Clear and Decisive Vision

While a deceptively simple film, beneath Gemini's visually polished skin lies a social awareness of the foibles of the media, and its consumption within contemporary culture.

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Ryan Gosling and Director Denis Villeneuve Don’t Know How the World Will React to Blade Runner 2049

For more than a year, 'Blade Runner 2049' director Denis Villeneuve and star Ryan Gosling have been working under the cover of CIA-level stealthiness.

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All Moviemakers Are Liars: Nick Efteriades on His Short Noir Thriller, ‘Pronoia’ (premiere)

With the protagonist thrust into a fictional situation inspired by an actual event, Pronoia is like a fusion of Melville's Le Samourai and Resnais' Last Year at Marienbad.

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In Noir Fashion, ‘Americana’ Plays With the Reality of the Viewers Experience

Contemporary filmmakers break the 180-degree rule all the time, but seldom with the kind of flair that we see in Americana.

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‘Year of the Dragon’ and the Year When Michael Cimino Was Set Loose

Year of the Dragon’s biggest flaw is in being a perfect reflection of its filmmaker, and in that, it deserves to be seen as a messy, massive, achievement.

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‘The Nice Guys’ and a Wonderful Little Girl

The Nice Guys has you hoping that Holly, wise, clever, and charismatic, will eventually help redeem her cynical, brutal, alcoholic father.

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True Detective: Episode 5 - “Other Lives”

Writer Nic Pizzolatto displays an affinity for placing clues in schools of red herrings.

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NYFF 2017: 'Mudbound'

// Notes from the Road

"Dee Rees’ churning and melodramatic epic follows two families in 1940s Mississippi, one black and one white, and the wars they fight abroad and at home.

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