12 posts tagged with noir and neonoir.
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Movie: Angel Heart
A private investigator is hired by a man who calls himself Louis Cyphre to track down a singer named Johnny Favorite. But the investigation takes an unexpected and somber turn. Trailer. [more inside]
Movie: Last Looks
Charlie Waldo is an ex-LAPD superstar who left the force and now lives a life of simplicity and solitude deep in the woods. Alistair Pinch is an eccentric actor who spends his days drunk on the set of his TV show. When Pinch's wife is found dead, he is the prime suspect and Waldo is convinced to come out of retirement to investigate what happened. The case finds Waldo contending with gangsters, Hollywood executives and pre-school teachers, all in pursuit of clearing Pinch's name... or confirming his guilt. [more inside]
Movie: The Minute You Wake Up Dead
A stockbroker in a small southern town who gets involved in an insurance scam with a next-door neighbor that leads to multiple murders. Recipient of a rare golden sombrero from Rotten Tomatoes with exactly zero positive reviews. [more inside]
A federal marshal stationed at a mining colony on the Jupiter moon of Io uncovers a sinister conspiracy, and soon finds himself marked for murder.
Movie: Red Rock West
Upon arriving to a small town, a drifter (Nicholas Cage) is mistaken for a hitman, but when the real hitman arrives, complications ensue. Red Rock West is a hidden neo-noir gem with some delightful cracks in its surface -- and an opportunity to see Cage, Lara Flynn Boyle, Dennis Hopper, and J.T. Walsh go toe-to-toe in all their early '90s glory. [more inside]
Movie: Broadcast Signal Intrusion
In the late 90s, a video archivist unearths a series of sinister pirate broadcasts and becomes obsessed with uncovering the dark conspiracy behind them. [more inside]
Movie: The Kid Detective
A once-celebrated kid detective, now 31, continues to solve the same trivial mysteries between hangovers and bouts of self-pity. Until a naive client brings him his first 'adult' case... [more inside]
Movie: The Killing of a Chinese Bookie
A proud strip club owner is forced to come to terms with himself as a man, when his gambling addiction gets him in hot water with the mob, who offer him only one alternative. [more inside]
Movie: The Spanish Prisoner
An employee of a corporation with a lucrative secret process is tempted to betray it, in this paranoid neo-noir written and directed by David Mamet. The film stars Campell Scott, Steve Martin, Rebecca Pidgeon, Ricky Jay and Ben Gazzara. [more inside]
Movie: Cold in July
Based on a Joe Lansdale book, Jim Mickle’s Cold in July is an odd, twisty Texan neo-noir that at first seems straightforward and scary but a mite predictable. Michael C. Hall is Richard Dane, a mousy picture-framer in a small Texas town who—in a superbly edited sequence—accidentally shoots a burglar in his house in the middle of the night. Almost immediately, he finds himself the focus of the dead man’s vengeful ex-con father. The film is set in the late 80's and has a score that's heavily influenced by John Carpenter. [more inside]
Movie: The Nice Guys
In 1970s Los Angeles, a private eye (Ryan Gosling) and muscle-for-hire (Russell Crowe) are pulled into the aftermath from a fading porn star's apparent suicide and uncover a conspiracy, in the neo-noir/action/buddy comedy from Shane Black (who previously wrote and directed Kiss Kiss Bang Bang).
Film Noir Club: The Naked Kiss
The Film Noir Club is back with this gem from Sam Fuller: The Naked Kiss, streaming here on YouTube.