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The Runt of the Fox Costume-Noir Litter

Gregory Ratoff’s “Moss Rose” has always dwelt in the shadows cast by the more celebrated films “The Lodger,” “Hangover Square” and “Dragonwyck.” Truthfully, it is a lesser film, but that’s not to say it’s a bad film. 431 more words

Comics Review: "Daredevil Noir"

Writer Alexander Irvine and artist Tomm Coker’s Daredevil Noir is the third series released as part of Marvel’s “Noir” imprint. It follows the titular character through a turf war between two leading gang bosses in New York’s Hell’s kitchen. 442 more words

Bygone Gotham

Film Favorites: Chinatown

Chinatown has two lead characters, and as dictated by the logic of the film noir genre, one must be male and one must be female.  And they too must share something, usually a sense of loss, an alienated nature, and a distance from society. 1,822 more words


Film Favorites: Treasure of the Sierra Madre

1948’s Treasure of the Sierra Madre saw the return of a pairing that had birthed two of the cinematic world’s greatest talents – John Huston and Humphrey Bogart. 2,897 more words


Excerpt: The Calling Card

(The following is an excerpt from a play in the style of film noir that I wrote, performed at stage@Leeds in May 2013. In this scene Ava, the protagonist and private detective, returns to her apartment to find Harry, an ex-lover and con artist recently returned from jail.) 732 more words

6 Parallels between Resident Evil 4 and Film Noir

While recently replaying Resident Evil 4 I noticed something interesting about the themes that can be found in the 2005 classic. I was able to pick up on some similarities between the game I was playing and the genre of cinema known as film noir.  713 more words

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Soul Cinema

Film noir fascinates me. Danger…drama…tears…fears….poignantly played by brooding and mysterious actors. While I’ve never fancied myself a leading lady nor nurtured any sort of desire for a career on stage or in film…….I have come to discover that mindfully watching old thought patterns return for a tear stained sequel is a lot like seeing Ingrid Bergman playing my life on the silver screen. 170 more words