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  • Top 25 Films Noir

    July 30, 2019 by

    My top 25 films noir by year of release. Ranking them would be arbitrary as there is little if anything between them.  For my full listing of essential films noir click here. Port of Shadows (1938 France) Aka Le Quai des brumes. Fate a dank existential fog ensnares doomed lovers Jean Gabin and Michèle Morgan after… Read more

  • Noir Beat: The Death of Film Noir

    March 13, 2017 by

    The Death of Film Noir Film Noir aficionado and prolific blogger Ray “Cigar Joe” Ottulich from Noirsville has pointed me to a series of on-line essays bearing the title The Death of Film Noir by a certain William Ahearn, where he expounds a fairly pugnacious thesis on the true origins of film noir scholarship. Ahearn explores the… Read more

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