Tag 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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My Review of ‘Miller’s Crossing’ (1990)

In a cheeky nod to old gangster movies and films noir, the Brothers Coen once again employ their twisted sense of humor in Miller’s Crossing. Our hero, Tom Reagan (played by the always awesome Gabriel Byrne) works as right hand … Continue reading

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