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Comic Review: ‘Jack Rabbit’ by Goff and Hanna

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'Jack Rabbit' is like Sam Spade having to deal with Cthulhu. Read More »

Comic Book Review: ‘San Hannibal’ by Dan Schkade

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Detective noir with a modern edge to it. Read More »

Franchot Tone: From Pre-Code Romance to Film Noir

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Mysterious, suave and mentally keen, Franchot Tone managed to create conflicted heroes and charming villains empathizing with their inevitable flaws, unafraid of the benighted human condition. Read More »

TV Review: ‘Ray Donovan’ Season One, Episode One – ‘The Bag or the Bat’

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Liev Schreiber makes a great noir anti-hero in the lead. His world weariness, underlaying a toughness, but also a genuine nobility and moral code make for a compelling character. Read More »

Blu-ray Review: Following – The Criterion Collection

This debut feature anticipates the best and worst of Christopher Nolan's future work. 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 »

Book Review: The Devil’s Redhead by David Corbett

Ec-Con, Bad Dan, The Man Who Can risks his freedom to save the woman he loves. Read More »

Book Review: The Cocktail Waitress by James M. Cain

Brutal and seductive noir fiction. Read More »

Book Review: Death In Breslau: An Eberhard Mock Investigation by Marek Krajewski (Traslated by Danusia Stok)

Dark noir, complex and atmospheric, Sam Spade meets Indiana Jones in a bad dream. Read More »

Book Review: The Twenty-Year Death by Ariel S. Winter

A brilliant debut novel in the noir/hardboiled genre that will shake new life into it. Read More »