Film Noir

Film Anniversary: From Punchline to Plausibility — The Fifty-Year Transformation of “Soylent Green”

November 29, 2023
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“Soylent Green” should be seen as a work of future history, a docudrama of things that, in 1973, had yet to happen but are happening now, 50 years later.

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Film Feature: Best of American Film Noir, 1940-1959 — An International Poll

August 4, 2021
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The results of a Facebook contest for the Best of American Film Noir, 1940-1959

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Film Review: “Inherent Vice” — Like an Acid Trip, Secondhand

January 25, 2015
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Inherent Vice is a giddy, trippy potpourri that tries to make a virtue of never quite settling on what kind of story it wants to tell.

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Film Review: Scarlet Roots — Jean Renoir Inspires a Fritz Lang Film Noir

July 30, 2014
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The stupendous Fritz Lang retrospective running over the course of this summer at Harvard Film Archive will soon screen two Lang remakes (in America) of films directed by Jean Renoir.

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Poetry Feature: Haiku Inspired by HFA’s “Noir All Night”

August 29, 2013
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Fuse film critic Betsy Sherman has written a series of haiku inspired by an all-night marathon of film noir screenings.

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