Tag Archives: Neo-Noir

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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My Review of ‘Drive’ (2011)

This movie shoots straight out of the gate into the story about a nameless stunt driver (played stoically by Ryan Gosling), who moonlights as a getaway driver. In superb “show, don’t tell” fashion, we see (Nameless) Driver give brief instructions … Continue reading

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My Review of ‘The Lookout’ (2007)

This film marked the directorial debut of screenwriter Scott Frank, who also wrote the screenplay. Described in Wikipedia simply as a “crime film”, it also falls into the category of neo-noir. High school hockey star Chris Pratt (played to perfection … Continue reading

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My Book Review of ‘The Philosophy of Neo-Noir’ (2007)

This week’s review is of a book called The Philosophy of Neo-Noir, a collection of essays by scholarly authors with credentials in a wide array of studies, from philosophy to artistry to women’s studies and more. For a true cinephile, … Continue reading

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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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