Category: Movies

  • Noir Crime Movie Review: Silk Road

    Noir Crime Movie Review: Silk Road

    [cs_content][cs_element_section _id=”1″ ][cs_element_layout_row _id=”2″ ][cs_element_layout_column _id=”3″ ][cs_element_text _id=”4″ ][cs_content_seo]From an excellent article in The New Yorker, noir novel writing; is defined by Otto Penzler as “Most mystery fiction focusses on the detective, and noir fiction focusses on the villain. The people in noir fiction are dark and doomed—they are losers, they are pessimistic, they are…

  • Noir Crime Movie Review: Everybody Has A Plan 2012

    Noir Crime Movie Review: Everybody Has A Plan 2012

    [cs_content][cs_element_section _id=”1″ ][cs_element_layout_row _id=”2″ ][cs_element_layout_column _id=”3″ ][cs_element_text _id=”4″ ][cs_content_seo]Viggo does a nifty double act here, and neither character could be called heroic; just about everyone is a villain, and if not they’re either cops or victims. The setting is river marshland, as much a character as the actors. The acting is solid throughout and the…

  • Noir Crime Movie Review: Nicotina

    Noir Crime Movie Review: Nicotina

    This is a neat little crime movie. Good noir elements. If you’re into smart, snappy movies where the plot is relatively simple but well executed. Noir (without getting into spoilers) with funny, dark humor.