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Comic Review: ‘Jack Rabbit’ by Goff and Hanna


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

Comic Book Review: ‘San Hannibal’ by Dan Schkade


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

Franchot Tone: From Pre-Code Romance to Film Noir


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’

Liev Schreiber in Ray Donovan

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 »