Latest Neo-noir Stories

2008-10-09 09:00:31

By VICTORIA SHOULDIS Joe Pantoliano - that's Joey Pants to his friends and everyone who could be a friend, and that includes you - ended up in pieces, quite literally, in one of his most famous roles, the gleeful psychopath Ralphie Cifaretto on The Sopranos.

2008-09-28 03:00:17

By Ross, Deborah Taken 15, Nationwide Taken is the latest film from the French film-maker Luc Besson and is about American, ex-CIA agent Bryan Mills (Liam Neeson) who turns Paris upside down -- 'I'll tear down the Eiffel Tower if I have to!' -- in his search for his abducted, 17-yearold daughter, Kim, although, personally, I wouldn't have bothered.

2008-09-13 09:00:16

By MAL VINCENT By Mal Vincent The Virginian-Pilot Mildly amusing. That's the review for "Burn After Reading." 'Nuff said. If you want to read on, feel free. Amusing is good. In the case of the Coen brothers, however, mild is not so good .

2008-09-11 00:00:08

By Sophie Morris Today, his films are considered cinematic masterworks - yet David Lynch is still smarting from criticism of his debut, Eraserhead. On the eve of its re-release, the director talks to Sophie Morris No one in Hollywood is shy of self-promotion.

2008-09-03 09:00:26

By MIKE GRUSS FROM THE PEOPLE who brought you "Diamonds in the Raunch: Pro- life Positions Emerge in 'Knocked Up' and 'Waitress' " ... And from the writer of "Believing Is Seeing: The Rhetoric of Redemptive Wager in 'The Polar Express' " ... the story of a man who takes movies seriously.

2008-09-01 06:00:19

A FILM about asylum seekers in Edinburgh has won an award at a US film festival. Trouble Sleeping is set among a group of asylum seekers from the Middle East and North Africa living in the Capital. The film was made with the help of asylum seekers in Edinburgh.

2008-08-30 09:00:42

By BRUCE HEADLAM By Bruce Headlam The New York Times SOMETHING JUST went horribly wrong," he says. The sound of hysterical laughter is heard.

2008-08-29 09:00:43

By Roderick Conway Morris Burn After Reading Directed by Ethan and Joel Coen (U.S.) * Reviewed by Roderick Conway Morris * To give away the ingenious twists of the whacky plot of "Burn After Reading" would be a crime against cinema-going humanity.

2008-08-24 00:00:24

By Nicholas Barber Film 2 Get Smart Peter Segal 111 MINS, 12A There's been a rash of prequels over the past few years, catering for those strange people who have always wanted to know where James Bond got his Aston Martin or how Batman manufactured his Bat-mask, but there's never been a prequel less necessary than Get Smart.

2008-08-19 09:00:45

"Tropic Thunder" knocks "Dark Knight" out of box office top LOS ANGELES, Aug.

Word of the Day
  • Stoppage; cessation (of labor).
  • A standing still or idling (of mills, factories, etc.).
The word chomage comes into English from French.]