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Neo-noir

The Shepherd (2016)

It was Wall Street's Gordon Gecko who infamously said 'Greed is good'. While this simple message is enough to drive ambitious people to success, others can end up very easily driven to madness. Spanish filmmaker Jonathan Cenzual Burley…

SXSW 2017 – Gemini (2017)

The hardest thing to do when filming in Los Angeles is to make the city come to life. It’s featured so regularly in backdrops it begins to feel stale very quickly. There're no such problems in Gemini, though the life Aaron Katz breathes…

Mona Lisa (1986)

Bob Hoskins was a deceptively nuanced actor, hiding great depths behind a permanently frayed temper that sees his characters go into flat out rage in seconds. As eye-catching as these explosions prove, they only succeed because he layers in…

Thief (1981)

Everyone has to start somewhere, and for Michael Mann’s big screen career it was in 1981 with Thief. Somehow managing to lay down a marker for pretty much his entire filmography to come in just over two hours, it’s an obscenely, stupidly,…

We Gotta Get Out Of This Place (2013)

You would think that after No Country For Old Men filmmakers would just give up on neo – noirs set in the desolate wastes of the American south but this year we had Joe, Cold in July, Hellion and to be honest pretty much the whole Edinburgh…

The Long Goodbye (1973)

Robert Altman's controversial adaptation of Raymond Chandler's novel gave birth to The Long Goodbye in 1973. In typical Altman style, with an acute awareness of genre and a mischievous will to invert generic expectations, The Long Goodbye …