The Roxie Theater is launching a remarkable festival on Friday, made up of films you’ve never heard of. Until a couple of weeks ago, I’d never of them either. I didn’t know they existed, or even that were
Noir films may have been dark and shadowy, but their posters were quite the opposite, says Anne Billson Gone Girl may have all the hallmarks of a modern film noir, but it falls sadly short in one crucial
From Baghdad to Cairo, a neo-noir revolution has been creeping across the Middle East. The revival of crime fiction since the upheavals started in 2011 should not come as a surprise. Noir offers an alternative
A man wonders what his lover is thinking. As with the opening scene in The Lady from Shanghai, the camera looks closely at this woman, she whom the audience believes to be the object of the man's affection.