Tag: Chinatown

The 20 Best Film Noirs of All Time

     September 19, 2017

On the 20-year anniversary of 'L.A. Confidential' we put together a film noir list that'll hopefully create new fans of the genre, just like 'Confidential' did for us.


     April 20, 2012

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Paramount is good about releasing classics on Blu-ray from time to time, and their latest batch offers one of the greatest films of all time, and an entertaining minor work by a master director. Chinatown is Roman Polanski’s masterpiece. It …

Thanksgiving Top 5: Worst Movie Families

     November 26, 2011

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While you’re busy counting the hours until your family leaves, be thankful that they’re not really that bad in actuality. Sure they take up a lot of space, bring ungodly smells into your house and embarrass you at every possible …

L.A. NOIRE Review

     May 30, 2011

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I love the noir genre.  It’s probably my favorite just ahead of westerns.  I love the stark cinematography, the world-weary cynicism and lost causes of the protagonists, and the pulpy accessibility of the stories with the thoughtful subtext simmering underneath.   …