Tag: noir

Review: LIVE BY NIGHT, Ben Affleck's Uneven Gangster Epic

For Live by Night, Ben Affleck returns to the directing chair for the first time since the highly-acclaimed Argo (2012) and proves he has lost none of his directing chops. Almost polar opposite from that tense, realistic depiction of a...

ASURA: THE CITY OF MADNESS Trailer Delivers Noir Thrills

Korean noir takes a dark and violent turn in Kim Sung-su's Asura: The City Of Madness and following its premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival - you can read Pierce's review here - the film has released a theatrical...

Toronto 2016 Review: MESSAGE FROM THE KING Mixes Old School And Global Contemporary Masculinity Into Neo-Noir

Arriving fresh into LAX with only the clothes on his back, some cash in his pocket and a South African passport, Jacob King is given the full interrogation by the customs officials, "Are you working? Are you staying with family?...

INTERCHANGE: First Stills From Dain Said's Supernatural Noir

Malaysian genre auteur Dain Said (Bunohan) returns with his latest effort - the supernaturally tinged crime noir Interchange - and with Cannes just around the corner we've got the first stills from the film to share. And these are some...

PHANTOM DETECTIVE: Watch The Super Stylish Teaser For The Korean Thriller

It would appear that Korean director Jo Sung-hee has learned a thing or two from the world of comic books in his life. After making a splash with indie scifi End Of Animal back in 2010 Jo moved more towards...

THE WASTED TIMES: Er Cheng Offers Up A Trippy Noir Gallery Of Stars In Trailer For His Next

Mainland Chinese director Er Cheng offers up what looks to be a super stylish and deliberately off kilter take on classic film noir with his upcoming effort The Wasted Times, a period set offering that boasts a who's who of...

The Director Of BUNOHAN Returns With Supernatural Noir INTERCHANGE. Take A Look Behind The Scenes!

Malaysia's Dain Said won much love in these parts with his action-drama Bunohan, a compelling fusion of arthouse craft with pulpy crime elements that ultimately took Said and his creation to top level festivals around the globe and marking him...

NIGHTCRAWLER Trailer: Jake Gyllenhaal In Sunglasses Lays On The Smooth Sleaze

Dan Gilroy, brother of Tony, took over some of the writing duties on the Bourne franchise from his older sibling, who also directed the Jeremy Renner outing. Gilroy also penned Real Steel and Tarsem's The Fall. Here he makes his directorial...

THE ABSENT ONE: Watch The Full Trailer For The Danish Thriller

Director Mikkel Nørgaard laid waste to the Danish box office - breaking a handful of records - with The Keeper Of Lost Causes, the first big screen adaptation of Jussi Adler-Olsen's Department Q crime novels. And so anticipation has been...

LA Film Fest 2014 Review: Cross-Cultural Mystery MAN FROM RENO Both Delivers And Disappoints

Touted as a thriller leading up to its world premiere last Sunday at the LA Film Fest, Dave Boyle's fifth feature is, in many ways both refreshing and frustrating, far less a typical pulse pounding number, and more a good...

Melbourne 2014 Opens Strong With Aussie Sci-fi Noir PREDESTINATION

The Melbourne International Film Festival (MIFF) brings the cinematic delights to the winter-chilled city of Melbourne Australia year after year, and after a fantastic array of festivals across the globe it is refreshing to see that the opening night film...

Newport Beach 2014 Review: THIS LAST LONELY PLACE, A Fine Tuned, Pitch Dark Noir

Picture it: The gun in the lap of a beautiful dame. A once powerful man hounded by the shadows of his triumphs. The cabbie with a kind heart and worn eyes. A fresh start. That last trick. The final score....

Hey, America! Watch South African Crime Noir HOW TO STEAL 2 MILLION Now!

Hey, America! Charlie Vundla's South African crime noir How To Steal 2 Million is available online right now at iTunes, Amazon and YouTube and you should watch it. Really. Right now. We were first wowed by the trailer for this...

Noir Lives: The Bogart Estate And Director Steve Anderson Unveil Santana Films

In 1947, Humphrey Bogart, one of Old Hollywood's biggest talents, started an independent production company named after his yacht. The story behind Santana may sound quaint by today's standards, as just about every actor with some clout has their own...

Step Into The Ring With A Gorgeous Clip From Masked Wrestling Noir OUR HEROES ARE DEAD TONIGHT

It was just yesterday that we were blown away by the first images from Our Heroes Are Dead Tonight (Nos Heros Sont Morts Ce Soir), the debut feature from David Perrault fusing masked wrestling with film noir. And now we...

Gorgeous First Images From Cannes Selected Masked-Wrestling Noir OUR HEROES ARE DEAD TONIGHT (NOS HEROS SONT MORTS CE SOIR)

Yes, you read that headline correctly: David Perrault's debut feature Our Heroes Are Dead Tonight - a selection of the Critic's Week sidebar in Cannes this year - is a crime noir set in the world of masked wrestling in...

The Producers Of HEADHUNTERS Present An Unlikely Hero In DETECTIVE DOWNS

If this one works, it's going to work very well indeed. But if it doesn't? Oh, dear ... if it doesn't work then a whole lot of people are going to be very, very angry.Norway's Friland Produksjon - the producers...

Hey, Toronto! The Twitch Curated Tokyo Drifters Series Continues Saturday With Hard Boiled Noir INTIMIDATION!!

The Twitch curated Tokyo Drifters: 100 Years Of Nikkatsu screening series continues this Saturday with a rare screening of Kurahara Koreyoshi's Intimidation. Kurahara's film is one of the purest examples of a Japanese take on American film noir and has...

Slamdance 2013 Review: JOY DE V. - Bright Lights, Big City & The Lost Soul

Nadia Szold's feature debut Joy de V. charts the speed of dreams; the layers and shapes, patterns and cadence of a fever dream. Of a man met with madness that may be of his own doing, by the flick of...

Slamdance 2013 Review: DIAMOND ON VINYL Strikes A Provocative Groove

Francis Ford Coppola's The Conversation and Brian de Palma's Blow Out are two films in the American cinematic canon that present to their audiences worlds of conspiracy and voyeurism through the provocative role of the audiophile. No less important or...