film noir

A scene from "The Housemaid", Korea, 1960
H.J. ParkFebruary 28, 2020

Film noir is my favorite genre. It is brooding, dark, sensual and fatalistic. And in most cases, the main characters include the fall guy and the...

Scene and poster of "El vampiro negro"
Gabriel LermanFebruary 20, 2020

It was October of 1953 when then powerful Argentina Sono Film, the largest film studio in the region, released El Vampiro Negro in glorious black...

Scene and poster of "El vampiro negro"
Gabriel LermanFebruary 20, 2020

En octubre de 1953 el entonces poderoso Argentina Sono Film, el mayor estudio de cine de la región, estrenó El vampiro negro en glorioso blanco y...

Marquee of teh Noir festival 2020 in San Francisco
Yoram KahanaFebruary 11, 2020

The Hollywood Foreign Press association was front and center as The Noir Film Festival kicked off its 18th edition at the splendid Castro 1920s...

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Noir Film "Trapped" 1949 at the Noir City Festival 2019
February 8, 2019

Trapped, a nearly lost movie from 1949 which was restored last year thanks to a grant from the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, was the...

A scene from the film "Panique"
H.J. ParkMay 3, 2017

Julien Duvivier’s crime story/psychological thriller Panique (1947) is a fine study of a middle-aged man’s loneliness, alienation, voyeurism and...

Postrer for noir thrilelr Private Property
Jean-Paul ChailletNovember 3, 2016

“The scalding story of a moral trespass!” That is certainly an intriguing tagline on a movie poster. And in April 1960, titillated audiences could...

Jeanne Moreau in a scene from Elevator to the Gallows
H.J. ParkAugust 10, 2016

A masterpiece of film noir, Elevator to the Gallows was Louis Malle’s debut feature - he was only 24 years old when he directed it in 1958. The...

Yoram KahanaApril 22, 2016

The longest-running film noir festival in Los Angeles returns to the Egyptian Theatre, anchored by movies that were restored with funds provided...

HFPAJune 2, 2015

Two classic movies which were restored with HFPA funds will be shown on Turner Classic Movies on Fridays during June and July as part of the...