Review: “The Reckless Moment” Goes Through The Motions

This wannabe pulp thriller is made by contract players on a weekly wage going through the motions...
Posted On 17 Apr 2019

Top 10 Neo Noir Films

We look at 10 of the best neo noir films inc. Blade Runner, Drive & Chinatown...

“The Blue Dahlia” Plucks Too Few Petals

Mark Fraser discovers how The Blue Dahlia further blurs the distinction between a seemingly normal society and its dysfunctional underbelly...
Posted On 07 Nov 2017

“The Lady From Shanghai” Is One Of The Great Film Noirs

Orson Welles' The Lady From Shanghai earns a wonderful dual format DVD/Blu-ray release from Powerhouse Films...
Posted On 30 Jun 2017

“The Big Heat” Shows Society On The Boil

It took an Austrian expatriate to unequivocally prove how gritty one could be without having to completely rely on the principles of film noir...
Posted On 20 Jun 2017

“The Glass Key”: A Bit Too Transparent

Sometimes only half measures are needed for a movie to register as something it may not necessarily be. Mark Fraser revisits an early 1940s Hollywood work which enjoys a questionable reputation...
Posted On 28 Dec 2016

WIN Robert Siodmak’s 1946 adaptation of Ernest Hemingway’s The Killers on Blu-ray

WIN Robert Siodmak’s The Killers on Blu-ray. This classic piece of American 40s cinema is a great example of film-noir, featuring an iconic femme fatale, various wronged men and ambiguously heroic characters...