Category Archives: Neo-Noir

My Review of ’12 Monkeys’ (1995)

This film is another great blend of neo-noir and science fiction. It also bears the slightly madcap earmarks of a Terry Gilliam-directed movie. Other examples would include Brazil and Time Bandits. The story is about a prisoner named Cole (played … Continue reading

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My Review of ‘Klute’ (1971)

  This is one of those movies that hammer home points about modern living with all the subtlety of a sledgehammer, yet somehow are hard not to love. The film is a crime thriller, in which a high-placed corporate executive, … Continue reading

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My Review of ‘The Getaway’ (1972)

This movie was based on the eponymous novel by Jim Thompson, directed by Sam Peckinpah, and co-stars Steve McQueen. I guess it’s fair to say it’s a crime action movie with neo-noir tendencies, not to mention a healthy amount of … Continue reading

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My Review of ‘Brick’ (2005)

Brick is an interesting example of a unique twist on the neo-noir genre. Imagine, if you will, a movie in which The Maltese Falcon takes place in a high school. A Southern California high school, where kids seem to roam … Continue reading

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My Review of ‘Red Rock West’ (1993)

This neo-noir film features the requisite down-and-out drifter (played by Nicholas Cage). His name is Michael Williams (talk about an everyman’s name!), an ex-Marine living in his car. He’s unable to land a job as an oil worker, because he’s … Continue reading

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Two Late for Tears — Part Two

Hello and welcome back for another Saturday Matinee feature! And the movie for the next few weeks is Too Late for Tears, an old film noir! Now, when I say “old film noir”, that might seem a bit repetitive. However, … Continue reading

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My Review of ‘Pulp Fiction’ (1994)

I almost didn’t see this film, because I’d heard that Tarantino was incredibly violent. And, as I may have mentioned, I’m not a huge fan of gore. But I was urged to see it by a friend and am glad … Continue reading

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