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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?
  • By TOH!
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  • August 29, 2014 5:17 PM
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Trailers from Hell Revisits Godard's 'Contempt'

Today on Trailers from Hell, Larry Karaszewski looks closely at Jean-Luc Godard's 1963 meta-masterpiece, "Contempt," starring the untouchable Brigitte Bardot.
  • By Trailers From Hell
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  • May 16, 2014 11:30 AM
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Review: Godard's 'Le Petit Soldat,' From Geneva, with Angst (TRAILER)

Set in 1958 and shot in 1960, "Le Petit Soldat" begins the way "Breathless" begins: with a man in a car. But there’s an immediate difference. "Breathless" is relentlessly present-tense, moment-to-moment: car to cop to gun to girl. "Le Petit Soldat," Godard’s fourth feature, doesn’t barrel ahead. It looks back. Even as we see the man in the car (Michel Subor), we hear his voice intone: “For me the time for action has passed. I’ve gotten older. The time for reflection begins.”
  • By Howard Rodman
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  • April 25, 2013 4:11 PM
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