Tag: neo-noir

“The 38 Best Car Movies Ever Made”

At Vulture, Bilge Ebiri shares some of the best car movies ever made. “This list of movies is quite eclectic—it includes gearhead classics, cult standbys, noirs, modern blockbusters, art-house favorites, and even some genuine obscurities. Along the way, it became clear to us that a “car movie,” more […]

“The Films of Cocaine Noir”

At RogerEbert.com, friend of the Gutter Jessica Ritchey writes about “cocaine noir.” “Between the winding down of the first neo-noir cycle popularized by New Hollywood titles like Chinatown and The Long Goodbye, and before the rise of the erotic thriller as a recognizable genre with entries like Fatal […]

Sometimes the Femme Fatale Wins

Bound (1996) starts with an excellent practical effect title shot, then the camera moves to a woman, tied up in another woman’s closet, as we hear voices talking about money, theft, time and a plan. You can tell it’s not her closet because she is very butch and […]

Carol goes to Hong Kong Filmart!

As with so many other events, the 2021 Hong Kong International Film and Television Market (Filmart) moved online and so I was able to attend this year. Along with Noir City International / the 18th Annual San Francisco Film Noir Festival, the New York Asian Film Festival and […]

The Feminine Critique: Strange Days

Our friends at the Feminine Critique watch Strange Days! “Fluff up that wig and jack yourself in! Christine and Emily are diving deep into Kathryn Bigelow’s 1995 sci-fi punk (and incredibly hard to find in 2020) murder mystery Strange Days. As usual, thar be spoilers! Also, a batch […]