Film Noir

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

Let’s remember San Francisco’s glorious history as the home of film noir

In the peak American film noir years from 1940 to 1960, an astonishing number of these movies took place in the scenic west coast city of San …

San Francisco

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

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

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, last Friday (July 28), she is now following it up with an accompanying music …

Music

Vancouver Week in Widescreen: Outdoor movies and film noir

Our weekly roundup of what to see and where to see it.

Movies

Dark Passages: Fatal Women and the Fate of Women

What is the defining characteristic of the femme fatale? Critic Imogen Sara Smith explores the range of this film noir archetype through a handful of …

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 musical opens this weekend!

Cast members from City of Angels, a Tony Award-winning film noir musical opening at Performance Works July 8.Warm temperatures, bright blazing …

Los Angeles

GOODS | Restorations, Re-Releases And First Runs To Play The Cinematheque This Summer

The GOODS from The Cinematheque<b>Vancouver, BC</b> | A full week of free screenings creates the centrepiece of our year-long Canada on Screen program, …

Lifestyle (Canada)

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

'The Big O Complete Collection' Blu-Ray Review: Ye Not Guilty

The mighty Big O.<p>Following the success of series like <i>Cowboy Bebop</i> across the world, Sunrise brought forth the likes of <i>The Big O</i> at the end of the 90s. A fascinating merging of film noir and mecha, it amassed a big fanbase in the West. Well, now it’s finally come home on Blu-ray and it looks …

Anime

Jazz, Cocktails, and the Overlooked Players of Film Noir

A noir protagonist usually finds himself encountering a new danger around each corner. A jazz musician, in venturing into the throes of an intricate …

Music

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

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

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

Utah Opera's Don Giovanni goes Film Noir

Utah Opera’s 2016-2017 season closes with one of Mozart’s most popular operas, <i>Don Giovanni</i>. The 2016-17 season has been marked by serious operas with …

Orchestras

The 15 Best Science Fiction And Fantasy Noir Films

Gattaca. Image: Columbia Pictures<p>Putting the tantalising mixture of scifi and fantasy with stylish, gritty crime and intrigue on movie screens is …

Science Fiction

From Film Noir to Teen Drama: The Films and TV Shows That Led to Twin Peaks.

Warning: Spoilers may follow for <i>Twin Peaks</i>.<p><i>Twin Peaks</i> has been an influence on many films and tv shows, like <i>Broadchurch</i> (2013-2017), <i>Bates Motel</i> …