film noir

Freed from the constraints of the mystery genre and having a detective/investigator as a main character, Jules Dassin’s 1950 film Night and the City is downward-spiral noir in its purest form.

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With this new Criterion Blu-ray (and DVD) reissue, Ride the Pink Horse should take its place among the film noir genre as one of the greats.

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For anyone looking to brush up on their knowledge of one of the more hotly debated of film genres, ‘Film Noir The Directors’ is a great place to start.

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Film Noir Classics III, from Turner Classic Movies and Martin Scorsese’s The Film Foundation, is an impressive DVD box set of forgotten and overlooked film noirs.

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The new book ‘If You Like The Sopranos…’, written by Leonard Pierce and published by Limelight Editions, is a well-written introduction to the genre of crime movies and TV shows masquerading as a “book of lists.”

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This Blu-ray review of Criterion’s new “Kiss Me Deadly” transfer appears on KTKA-49. Criterion’s new Blu-ray issue of the classic 1955 hard-boiled film noir “Kiss Me Deadly” is out now and is a must-have for any serious film fan. Ralph Meeker plays Mike Hammer, the famous detective created by Mickey Spillane, in a movie that [...]

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For 1 Year, 100 Movies, contributor/filmmaker Trey Hock is watching all of AFI’s 100 Years, 100 Movies list (compiled in 2007) in one year. His reactions to each film are recorded here twice a week until the year (and list) is up! When you think of Humphrey Bogart’s career, there are two, possibly three, performances [...]

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