Facing The Past to Fight for the Future on Season 2 of ‘Jessica Jones’

There is perhaps no more relatable character in the Marvel Cinematic Universe than Jessica Jones. Expectations for the second season of Netflix’s series have been high. Thankfully, it does not disappoint.

Hardest Boiled: The Many Noirs of Jean-Pierre Melville

This summer, TIFF’s having a crime wave. French crime to be exact. They’re mounting two programmes, both bursting with criminal intent. I’ll take a look at the second bunch next … Continue reading Hardest Boiled: The Many Noirs of Jean-Pierre Melville

‘City Of Tiny Lights’ is a Nice Slice of Urban Noir

The voice-over in the beginning of City of Tiny Lights, the latest film from director Pete Travis (Dredd, Tesseract), might seem at odds with its hand-held cinematography and the gritty … Continue reading ‘City Of Tiny Lights’ is a Nice Slice of Urban Noir

TIFF 2016 Review: In “Nocturnal Animals”, revenge is a dish best served ice cold

With Nocturnal Animals, Tom Ford seems compelled to make up for lost time. Seven years after the success of the fashion designer’s directorial debut A Single Man, Ford’s second feature merges two noir … Continue reading TIFF 2016 Review: In “Nocturnal Animals”, revenge is a dish best served ice cold

Marvel’s Agent Carter S02 E01: The Lady in the Lake

New season, new coast, new adventures, Agent Carter is back, and in Los Angeles to aid the west coast branch of S.H.I.E.L.D. precursor the Strategic Scientific Reserve. Meet me after … Continue reading Marvel’s Agent Carter S02 E01: The Lady in the Lake

BBP! Celebrates Batman At 75: The Noir Knight

Tim Burton’s Batman (1989) and Batman Returns (1992) were wildly successful, making over $400 million in domestic box office between them. That was more than enough to get the DC brain trust … Continue reading BBP! Celebrates Batman At 75: The Noir Knight