Cities at Night, In Black & White

New York and Los Angeles are sometimes unrecognizable in films noir because A) it was often taken for granted that those movies simply needed…

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90 Years Young

The masterful director Howard Hawks had a simple strategy: Craft great scenes. String enough of ‘em together, and you have a great movie. The…

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Guilty Until Proven Innocent

The engine of film noir isn’t lust or greed, as primal as those impulses are. It’s guilt. And not the weak-tea stuff they serve…

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