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15 Must-See Modern Noirs (CLIPS)

The noir since 1960 is like pornography: it's hard to describe, but you know it when you see it. With "Sin City: A Dame to Kill For" in theaters, it may be time to tackle the question more directly. To paraphrase Paul Schrader, what is a (modern) film noir?
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  • August 29, 2014 5:17 PM
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Trailers From Hell Takes 'The Trip' with Roger Corman

Writer Jack Nicholson and star Peter Fonda told Roger Corman he couldn’t make a movie about LSD without trying it at least once. So Roger took a caravan of pals to Big Sur, where he dutifully dropped acid and communed with the elements for 1967's "The Trip."
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  • August 20, 2014 12:54 PM
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Trailers from Hell: Chris Wilkinson on James L. Brooks' 'As Good as It Gets'

Valentine's Heartbreakers! week concludes at Trailers from Hell with screenwriter Chris Wilkinson introducing James L. Brooks' "As Good as It Gets," starring Helen Hunt and Jack Nicholson, who both won Oscars for their lead performances; Greg Kinnear was nominated for his Best Supporting turn.
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  • February 15, 2013 11:19 AM
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Jack Nicholson Reigns on Sony Movie Channel Oscar Night and Month of February, Retrospective Includes 'Chinatown,' 'Five Easy Pieces' and More

The Sony Movie Channel is celebrating the early films of Jack Nicholson throughout February as part of its Friday Features showcase. Eight films are included in the Nicholson salute, including "Easy Rider," "Five Easy Pieces," "Drive He Said," "The King of Marvin Gardens," "A Safe Place," "Chinatown"...
  • By Sophia Savage
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  • January 30, 2013 1:18 PM
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