Written and directed by Albert Shin, Disappearance at Clifton Hill tells the story of Abby (Tuppence Middleton), a pathological liar who returns home only to discover that her family’s motel on Niagara’s famous (and infamous) Clifton Hill has been sold. When a childhood trauma is triggered, she sets out on a quest to uncover the truth of… [Read More]
TNT’s limited series I Am the Night is a large dose of noir for the small screen. It is moody and ominous, but with a certain moral light flickering amidst overwhelming darkness that envelops the story. It is the kind of story that will eat the characters alive.
In his latest film, Traffik, writer/director Deon Taylor tells the story of Brea (Paula Patton), a struggling journalist looking for a big story. When she and her boyfriend John (Omar Epps) travel to the mountains for a romantic weekend, they are confronted by a group of men on motorcycles. When they reach their destination, they… [Read More]
The film (as films noir often do) peels back layer after layer of truth and lies. That creates a setting for considering the morality (or lack thereof) of telling the truth in a world that seems to be built on a foundation of falsehood.
Manhattan Night is a trip back into the feel of classic noir. This film has the hard-nosed, soft-hearted protagonist pulled into a world of twisted characters and a very twisted plot by a femme fatale. He must try to set things right without losing either all that he holds as valuable or his life.
It was a dark and moody day at the festival. The day opened with Call of the Void a noirish tale of love and madness.