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I'm a Catalonian freelance writer, poetress and film critic. My favourite genre is Noir. My real name is Elena Gonzalvo.

Movie Review: ‘Elysium': Rebooting Paradise’s System


Despite of the superficial obviousness of the script in places, we cannot disregard the multiple meanings that lie on the film's hidden symbolism. Read More »

The Book and the Film: the 70th Anniversary of James M. Cain’s ‘Double Indemnity’

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Considering the print and film versions of Cain's classic noir novel. Read More »

Script v Book v Film: The Black Dahlia

"She looks like that dead girl! How sick are you?" Read More »

Book Review: The Song is You by Megan Abbott

Emulating hardboiled lingo to a T, Megan Abbott traces the strange circumstances surrounding actress and B-girl Jean Spangler, who disappeared from Los Angeles in 1949. Read More »

Movie Review: God Bless America

"Why have a civilization if we're no longer interested in being civilized?" Read More »

DVD Review: Singin’ in the Rain – 60th Anniversary of a Glorious Feeling

"People think we lead lives of glamour and romance, but we're really lonely—terribly lonely." Read More »

Book Review: He Ran All The Way: The Life of John Garfield by Robert Nott

“What are you gonna do? Kill me? Everybody dies.” - John Garfield's last knockout in Body & Soul Read More »

Book Review: What Is Film Noir? by William Park

"As I drove off, it was still raining and the drops streaked down the windshield like tears" -Detour Read More »

Charlie Sheen, or the Empire of Illusion

"Somebody once wrote: 'Hell is the impossibility of reason.' That's what this place feels like. Hell" - Platoon Read More »

Book Review: Humphrey Bogart: Tough Without a Gun by Stefan Kanfer

"When you're slapped, you'll take it and like it" Read More »