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Blu-Ray Review: THE DRIVER

  Walter Hill’s The Driver (1978) is the spiritual predecessor to Nicolas Winding Refn’s Drive (2011).  Both are minimalist neo-noir thrillers about unnamed anti-heroes who are solely defined by their professions as getaway drivers.  Both use their stripped down […]

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DVD Review: Wife Wanted

  When Warner Archive sent out the e-mail outlining their latest batch of releases, all it took was “Kay Francis” and “noir” to push me to request the c-level Monogram Pictures release Wife Wanted (1946).  Francis, the […]

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Blu-Ray Review: Les Vampires

Louis Feuillade’s silent French serial series Les Vampires (1915-1916) is primarily remembered today for inspiring filmmakers such as Alfred Hitchcock, Fritz Lang, Christopher Nolan, and Olivier Assayas (who paid homage to the series with his film Irma […]