Article: Noir Is Protest Literature: That’s Why It’s Having a Renaissance

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Nicholas Seeley over at Electric Lit has a great little article about the state of noir and some ideas on what direction it needs to go in the future. He has some interesting takes on the genre and brings up some great points about the state of the noir in today’s media. Do you agree with Seeley that noir went away in the 60’s and 70’s? Is noir having a Renaissance? Read the full article here:

Noir Is Protest Literature: That’s Why It’s Having a Renaissance

And let me know your thoughts in the comments.

 

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Beyond the Golden Age: Film Noir Since the ’50s – Bright Lights Film Journal

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Here is an interesting look at the history of noir from writer C. Jerry Kutner. Though I don’t agree with some of what he says, a lot of what he says does make sense. He also talks about some films I have not seen yet and will be taking a look at.  Read the full article below and tell us some of your thoughts on his idea of noir:

 

“There is only Noir!” The Noir Vision To discuss the history of film noir since the ’50s is to fly in the face of conventional studies, which assume the “genre”[…]

Source: Beyond the Golden Age: Film Noir Since the ’50s – Bright Lights Film Journal

Article: The 10 Best Neo Noir Films of The 2010’s (So Far)

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Taste of Cinema is at it again, this time with the best neo noir films of the current decade so far. Danilo Castro from Film Noir Archive  created the list and I got to say he did a pretty good job. In fact his top two picks also made our Best of 2015 list. Many of these films have been covered here as well so you can look at his view as well as our review of many of these films.

10. Blue Ruin

https://everythingnoir.com/2015/02/10/review-blue-ruin/

9. Man from Reno

https://everythingnoir.com/2016/03/09/review-man-from-reno/

8. The Town

7. Black Coal, Thin Ice

https://everythingnoir.com/2015/11/22/review-black-coal-thin-ice-or-bai-ri-yan-huo/

6. Victoria

5. Looper

4. Drive

3. Nightcrawler

2. Glass Chin

https://everythingnoir.com/2015/08/24/review-glass-chin/

1. Inherent Vice

https://everythingnoir.com/2015/06/02/review-inherent-vice/

Read Castro’s full look at these ten films here:

The 10 Best Neo-Noir Films of The 2010s (So Far)

Is there any films he missed you feel should be on this list? The two that come to mind right away for me are David Fincher’s Girl with the Dragon Tattoo and Gone Girl.

Article: 8 Classic Film Noirs Every Horror Fan Should See

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Patrick Cooper from the horror site Bloody Disgusting has an interesting look at some classic film noir from the prospective of a horror fan. He admits he purposely left out Cat People, but what other classics did he leave off the list that you think horror fans would enjoy? Check out the full article here:

8 Classic Film Noirs Every Horror Fan Should See

Article: ‘Hap And Leonard’ Review: SundanceTV’s Texas Noir Series Shines

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The Hap And Leonard series debuts March 2nd on Sundance and Dominic Patten over at Deadline has a rave review for the new series. The same team brought us Cold Day in July, which I loved, also based on a Joe R. Lansdale’s novel. Here is my look at the book and film for Cold in July:

https://everythingnoir.com/2015/03/04/review-book-vs-film-cold-in-july-2/

Here is the link to Patten’s video review at Deadline:

‘Hap And Leonard’ Review: SundanceTV’s Texas Noir Series Shines

Who else is excited for this new series?

Article:‘Silence Of The Lambs’ 25th: Hannibal, Clarice, Demme, Tally, Hackman, Goldman, Oscar And A Scary Ending Discarded: An Homage Of Untold Tales

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Mike Fleming Jr over at Deadline.com talks to some of the talent behind The Silence Of The Lambs on its 25th anniversary. This article has a ton of great information on the making of one of the all time greats. A must read for fans of the film:

‘Silence Of The Lambs’ 25th: Hannibal, Clarice, Demme, Tally, Hackman, Goldman, Oscar And A Scary Ending Discarded: An Homage Of Untold Tales