Review: The Wild Goose Lake

The Wild Goose Lake is the kind of movie you’re probably going to know you’ll enjoy before we even see the first shot. Titles playing over black, a prominent, sleek score crashes in. Then, when we catch our first glimpse of Diao...


Blood on Her Name trailer offers some tense backcountry noir

Here we have a sweaty, low-income slice of noir with a trailer for Blood on Her Name. There's something about Southern Gothic imagery that always gets me. The tarnished look of the world, the beaten trucks and more beaten people, it remind...


Review: The Good Liar

For the most part, I was completely engrossed by The Good Liar. A watertight plot, compelling performances from Ian McKellen and Helen Mirren -- their best outside their usual roles. To me, it seemed to herald an earlier time when a detec...


NYFF Review: The Whistlers

For as copious and dime-a-dozen film noir crime stories were at a time, and how prolific their influence has remained over the decades, there's always the odd film that comes along that puts its own little spin on the formula. The tropes ar...


Guillermo del Toro's Nightmare Alley might add Cate Blanchett

It had been rumored that Leonardo DiCaprio was circling Guillermo del Toro's Shape of Water follow-up film, though those rumors seemed to wither with the news of Bradley Cooper's interest in the project, with DiCaprio passing. Cooper's invo...


Motion Pixels: The movies to watch before playing Judgement

Motion Pixels is a series of haphazard articles hoping to link the passions of gaming and films. Through recommendations, general chicanery, and, sometimes, analysis our hope is to set you, dear reader, on a path of exploration you might no...


Review: Hotel Artemis

Hotel Artemis, like some cool, hole-in-the-wall motel you find on a road trip, has promise. You think it looks cool and a bit retro, and it'll have heart. Not like those big chain hotels that cost twice as much. It'll be an adventure stayin...


Margot Robbie's Terminal gets a teaser

Margot Robbie is killing it right now, and from the looks of it she's going to kill it again with the weird, trippy and utterly noir Terminal. The film got its first teaser trailer today and it doesn't show much, but it does seem both cree...

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Review: The Nice Guys

There's something a little off about The Nice Guys. It should work really well. Two great actors who play off each other fantastically with director/writer Shane Black bringing his talents back to the neo-noir genre. Plus, it's all set in t...


See Inherent Vice early and free

Inherent Vice is a good movie. It's a good movie you're probably going to want to see twice just so you can get everything out of it. It's a bit complicated. Why not make one of those times absolutely free? Then see it again with your ...

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Review: Sin City - A Dame to Kill For

Sin City has always had a special place in my heart. Way back in 2005, when the first film came out, I was in my senior yearo f high school, taking Film as Art. One of our assignments was to write a paper on a film we see in theaters, ...


Blade Runner redone as actual Noir film

While it might not be the most original idea ever, considering Blade Runner, is the epitome of neo-Noir films, this cleverly done trailer does have something going for it. YouTube user Chet Desmond put it together, pulling Blade Runner ...


Flix for Short: Paul

With a mix of puppetry and live action, Paul, brought to you by Adam Bizanski, follows the titular Paul as he investigates a robbery of his house in the seedy underbelly of his city. Paul won Best Narrative Short at the CIFF, and it's...


CIFF Review: A F*ckload of Scotch Tape

[Flixist will be attending the 48th Chicago International Film Festival over the next few weeks. Be sure to follow along as we bring you coverage from the longest-running competitive international film festival in the country. You can easil...


Kickstart the incredibly-casted Hotel Noir

While not exactly an expert of film noir by any means, I am deeply interested in the genre. Film noir tends to be so nuanced in both style and substance, when a film actually captures what makes the genre so amazing, it's like the film god...


Puppet noir film The Happytime Murders going for R rating

A while back this birdy dropped some concept art for The Happytime Murders, a noir film done with puppets from the Henson people. No word what happened to the source, but I figure the bird's singing them canary tunes in a concrete cage in t...


Alan Moore to work in film of own volition

In the sad way that certain artists come to be known more for succulent ancillary gossip rather than their actual contributions, Alan Moore, like an actor who happens to enjoy rodent-based anal pleasantries, has seen the most news interest ...


Sin City 2 goes into production with A Dame To Kill For

Robert Rodriguez has been talking up a sequel to his 2005 adaptation of co-director Frank Miller's Sin City for years now, to the extent of the project becoming a joke amongst fans who never expected to see it on-screen. Rodriguez's reputat...


The Happytime Murders: concept art for a puppet film noir

Got back from the city and there was an email about some new Henson project called The Happytime Murders. It's a proposed noir picture done with puppets. Think Roger Rabbit, but plush instead of paint. It looked Dillinger, like a couple fin...


The Canyons from Schrader and Ellis shoots in July

It was just over a month ago when we reported Brett Easton Ellis working with Paul Schrader on a noir film. Ellis had teased on Twitter that it would be a sexy thriller of some kind, and he'd ideally want male pornstar James Deen to play on...


Bret Easton Ellis doing noir for Paul Schrader & pornstar

Not too long ago, the magick of Twitter revealed that Kanye West was in talks to become creative director of the Jetsons movie. For a while everyone thought it was just Kanye being Kanye, but oddly enough, it was true. The most recent news ...


Drive sequel novel and Drive-inspired menswear in 2012

A bit of Drive-related news for the end of the week. Unfortunately none of it is hot dog related, but let's just try to stay positive, everyone. First of all, menswear designer Bernardo Rojo is creating a clothing line inspired by the scorp...


William Monahan will polish Sin City 2 script

Robert Rodriguez has been talking for over five years about making a sequel to Sin City, his acclaimed adaptation of Frank Miller's graphic novel, but has proven himself in recent years to be more Mexican't than Mexican on that front. He ha...


Review: Brighton Rock

Noirs are hard to come by in this day and age, although we here at Flixist are big fans of the genre. For the moment, America seems loath to produce any, so we must turn to our English-speaking brethren across the pond. Brighton Rock is an ...


Flixist Movie Club: M-cast: Cereal Killer

Jesus, Flixist Movie Club is just flying off the rails. This show's, what, just over an hour long? I think we talk about Fritz Lang's M, the subject of tonight's show, for maybe, maybe half an hour. More like twenty minutes. We mo...


Sin City 2 finally happening, according to Rodriguez

Back when the first Sin City came out, I was a senior in high school. I needed to see a film to dissect for my Film as Art class, so I of course went to see the movie with half-naked Jessica Alba, Mickey Rourke in a prosthetic face, and Bru...


Kim Jong Il film noir is a thing that is happening

We here at Flixist are pretty big fans of the film noir genre. There aren't a lot of them around these days, but they do exist. If producer Jeremy Thomas (notable for Crash [the 1996 one], 13 Assassins, and others) and director Paul Berczel...


Flixist Movie Club: Brickcast

So first off, an apology. We totally meant to have this ready for just after Noir Week. Then, as it happened, things went pear shaped. I moved, Bob moved, Pixar Week happened, and that all compounds with the fact that we lovely gents t...


Review: Chinatown

[In celebration of the forthcoming release of L.A. Noire, Flixist has teamed up with its sister sites Japanator and Destructoid to give a bit of background on what noir (we're spelling it that way) is all about. Throughout the next...


Flixist Faves: The ten best film noir

[In celebration of the forthcoming release of L.A. Noire, Flixist has teamed up with its sister sites Japanator and Destructoid to give a bit of background on what noir (we're spelling it that way) is all about. Throughout the next ...


Review: The Black Dahlia

[In celebration of the forthcoming release of L.A. Noire, Flixist has teamed up with its sister sites Japanator and Destructoid to give a bit of background on what noir (we're spelling it that way) is all about. Throughout the next wee...


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SXSW Critical Thinking"What's your next move?"


Bloodshot"A bloody mess (not the good kind)"


SXSW Drunk Bus"Going round in circles"


The Hunt"Not even the third most talked about movie of the year"


Never Rarely Sometimes Always"Necessary for our time"


Jurassic Thunder"Somehow worse than it looks"


Castlevania (Season 3)"WHERE'S GRANT???"


The Booksellers"The moment he croaks I'm on the phone with Sotheby's"


The Wild Goose Lake"Goose on the loose."


The Way Back"Can't find its way"


The Dark Red"Kidnapping babies and wasting time"


The Invisible Man"Nothing to see here"


Burden"Love conquers all...except boredom"


Verotika"'Your teets are looking at me!'"


Blood on Her Name"'That don't put the skin back on the cat'"


Dragon Quest: Your Story"Butchering a beloved classic"


My Hero Academia: Heroes Rising"Yet I'm falling asleep"


Beanpole"Plant a seed and hope for the best"


Ride Your Wave"Love and water"


We"A deadly serious sex comedy"


Sonic the Hedgehog"Super Sonic"


The Assistant"The unsung heroes"