Category Archives: Neo-Noir

My Review of ‘Bad Times at the El Royale’ (2018)

You know those movies where a bunch of strangers get together and get into hilarious mischief? This isn’t one of them. Not that you’d expect a film with this title to be anything other than what it is—a kind of … Continue reading

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My Review of ‘Thief’ (1981)

I happened across this film by accident one evening, and was instantly drawn in by the description. It’s one of those heist movies in which the protagonist is a professional criminal who wants to make one last big score before … Continue reading

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My Review of ‘Los Angeles Overnight’ (2018)

There’s so much I could say about this film that it’s hard to know where to start. But here’s what I’ve got. The opening scenes evoke classic “We’re in La La Land” imagery. However, before we’re treated to a flowing … Continue reading

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Holiday Movie Suggestions (Part Three)

Continuing in the spirit of the season with more movies related (sometimes ever so loosely) to the holidays! Here are two more suggestions! The Thin Man (1934) Ah, The Thin Man! Nothing like a little crime and mystery for Christmas … Continue reading

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My Review of ‘Trouble Is My Business’ (2018)

One of the nice things about Trouble Is My Business is that it makes no bones about exactly what it is. Clearly, the film is a love letter to the movies of yesteryear—specifically, those in the film noir style. Having … Continue reading

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My Review of ‘Croupier’ (1999)

This is the kind of movie that should be seen twice to fully appreciate it. It’s also the kind of film that’s hard to review without revealing … The lady you see above is in it, which is giving nothing … Continue reading

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My Review of ‘Looper’ (2012)

Looper is one of those weirdly thought-provoking time travel movies that only kind of make sense when you think about them. In fact, it’s probably best not to think too hard about the whole concept. The story, which takes place … Continue reading

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