Film Noir

Essential Noir Films: Anthony Uzarowski on THE KILLERS + the femme fatale

‘You won’t live till morning’: The Battle of the Sexes in Classic Film Noir<p>The ambiguous, conflicting and often subversive representation of …

Feminism

'Suburbicon' is an uneasy mixture of noir and socially conscious film

The movie compares poorly to the recent movie ‘Get Out.’<p>October 27, 2017 —“Suburbicon,” directed by George Clooney, grafts two distinctly different …

Coen Brothers

Clooney Mixes Social Issues With Classic Film Noir in 'Suburbicon'

The opening scene of “Suburbicon” is a travelogue introducing an idealistic, self-contained, suburban community of the 1950s. Called a melting pot of …

Liberal View

The Film Noir Star Whose Boy-Toy Affairs Scandalized Hollywood

In a new movie, Annette Bening delivers a stunning reminder of a star who burned out too early—and delivers a message about women aging in …

Culture

Everything you need to know about the Valley Film Festival

The Valley Film Festival returns to the Laemmle NoHo 7 in North Hollywood with a slate of more than 80 independent feature-length and short films …

Crime Drama

The Art of Hand-Drawn Japanese Anime: A Deep Study of How Katsuhiro Otomo’s Akira Uses Light

Animation before the days of modern computer graphics technology may impress today for the very reason that it had no modern computer graphics …

Anime

The Dark Beauty of Film Noir in 50 Shots

THE NARROW MARGIN (1952)<p>Director of Photography: George E. Diskant | Director: Richard Fleischer<p>THE BIG HEAT (1953)<p>Director of Photography: Charles …

Filmmaking

Game of Thrones Imagined as Film Noir

With the culture of Westeros so fully ingrained in audience’s minds, concept artist Ricean Vlad has gone ahead and shaken up the familiarity, …

Game of Thrones

The 20 Best Film Noirs of All Time

<b>L.A. Confidential</b> arrived in theaters on this day in 1997. The 50s-set potboiler received almost unprecedented universal acclaim, and if you were of …

Crime Drama

Artist Perfectly Re-Imagines GAME OF THRONES Characters as Film Noir Personas

Betrayal, intrigue, questionable motives, shady characters, power struggles, and cold-blooded murder. Are we talking about life in Westeros, or the …

Game of Thrones

Comparing Canon and Sony Full Frame Cameras That Cost Under $2,000

Photographers now have a number of options for full-frame camera bodies that can be had for less than $2,000, but how do they stack up? This video …

Cameras

Beyond Atomic Blonde: cinema's long, proud history of violent women

Whenever a film like Wonder Woman or Atomic Blonde is released, one thing is certain: critics will take notice of the violent heroines who lead the …

Feminism

What is the best full frame camera under $2,000? 5DIII vs 6DII vs A7II

Making the decision to go full frame is an easy one for some people. Full frame cameras offer a shallower depth of field for a given aperture & field …

Cameras

The Big Knockover: "Noir City: Chicago" Brings Heist Films to the Music Box Theater

For its ninth edition, Noir City: Chicago returns with what its programmers have dubbed “The Big Knockover”—a celebration of the heist film, from its …

Richard Pryor

The Night Game Shares A Dev Hynes-Directed Video For “The Outfield”

A lyric visual inspired by film noir.<p>In 2005, Martin Johnson was the frontman of a band called Boys Like Girls. Last year, he started a new project …

Music

Come Light My Cigarette: Blown Out by Reality Before the Fire is Even Lit. | Times Square Chronicles

Come Light My Cigarette: Blown Out by Reality Before the Fire is Even Lit.<p>Erikka Walsh, Michael J. Farina<p><i>Come Light my Cigarette</i> is framed as a hot …

Archie’s Got A Gun In The Latest ‘Riverdale’ Trailer

When Archie Comics CCO Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa first told me the pitch for <i>Riverdale</i> back in 2015, I had no way of knowing the pulpy take on small town Americana would become a sensation. The series got early renewal after the show outperformed expectations. Dubbed <i>Dawson’s Creek-</i>meets-<i>Twin Peaks</i>, the …

TV

Interviews: Director Armin Siljkovic Talks About His Noir-Thriller Death Waits For No Man

<i>The Postman Always Rings Twice</i> meets <i>Drive</i> in writer-director Armin Siljkovic’s neon-doused indie noir-thriller <i>Death Waits for No Man</i>. Expected to …

Pop Culture

Vancouver Week in Widescreen: Outdoor movies and film noir

<b>FILM NOIR</b> The Cinematheque is back at it with this latest celebration of American cinema at its seamy and stylish best. A musical “courtyard …

Movies

See Jessie Ware Channel Film Noir in Her New Video for "Midnight"

The clip is the "second half of a two-part story" and its prequel is coming "soon."<p>Jessie Ware is a person who could sing the phone book and make it sound full of longing and heart, so it makes sense that her visuals are just as potent. After releasing "Midnight," her first new single in two years, …

Crime Drama

Five reasons to check out Film Noir at Cinematheque

<b>Film Noir</b><p><b>Aug. 3-24</b> | <i>Cinematheque</i><p><b>Tickets and info:</b> cinematheque.ca<p><b>1. Courtyard Wingding.</b> The annual summer film festival kicks off Aug. 3 in style, …

Canadian News

Did You Know You Can Stream A Ton Of Classic Films Online For Free?

When it comes to a cinematic education, it can be hard to find early films and brush up on the classics – especially on a budget. Luckily, however, …

Entertainment

Surrender to Oxbow's Choppy New Film Noir Video for "Host"

The clip is taken from the experimental stalwarts' new album, 'Thin Black Duke,' and was directed by Chris Purdie.<p>On <i>Thin Black Duke</i>, their seventh album in a 30-year career, the gentlemen of Oxbow offer up some of their most elegantly crafted, if not outright refined, chaos. While we examined the …

Crime Drama

Film Noir Portrait Shoot - ALC

Dark, moody and sinister, Film Noir is a style that packs a punch with hard edged shadows and high contrast. In this tutorial Gavin Hoey takes you a …

Portrait Photography

Jazz, Cocktails, and the Overlooked Players of Film Noir

Jazz and Cocktails: Rethinking Race and the Sound of Film Noir<p>Publisher: University of Texas Press <br>Price: $24.95 <br>Author: Jans B. Wager <br>Length: 176 …

Music

Hear 4+ Hours of Jazz Noir: A Soundtrack for Strolling Under Street Lights on Foggy Nights

Nowadays few crowds seem less likely to harbor criminal intent than the ones gathered to listen to jazz, but seventy, eighty years ago, American …

Culture

Real Life Film Noir in San Francisco

When Pamela Gentile was studying filmmaking, she enjoyed shooting stills on her friends’ movie projects. But she discovered that photography was her true calling after she saw “Citizen Kane” and realized Orson Welles was only 23 when he made perhaps the greatest movie in American cinema history.<p>“I …

Photojournalism

Archer: Dreamland Made For a Strange, Funny, & Surprisingly Violent Trip

Having been around for eight seasons now, <i>Archer</i> is no stranger to testing the limits of even cable’s increasingly relaxed standards and practices. As …

TV

Why Korea's 'film noir' movies are wowing Cannes

Beyond the gleaming towers of modern high-tech Seoul, it is the dark past of South Korea's years of dictatorship, violence and upheaval that have …

Korean Peninsula

Cannes: Film Noir Festival to Launch in Corsica (Exclusive)

Profundo Nero - International Noir Film Festival will debut on the picturesque Mediterranean island in June 2018, with Chinese mega-star Zhao Wei …

Crime Drama