Tag: noir

Surreal Noir

Listen to Surreal Noir at No Bounds Radio hosted by friend of the Gutter Kate Laity. It’s what it says–a mix of discussion of surreal art and noir books and film. This episode includes audio and texts from In a Lonely Place, Leonora Carrington, Ghostdance, Remedios Varo, and […]

“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 […]