Category Archives: Film

Editorial: Black and White in Trucolor

There is a sequence in Nicholas Ray’s Johnny Guitar where the lawmen all wear black. Joan Crawford appears in white. It is a crisp and striking visual moment, all the more so since it is a Western noir in color. Read More

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Two Writers and An Actor Write about Hollywood

James Baldwin, Zadie Smith and Sidney Poitier write with insight and knowledge about movies. Read More

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Les Diaboliques: Stripes and Polka Dots

In “Les diaboliques” (1955), Henri-Georges Clouzot uses black and white costumes to depict the duality of the human nature. Everyone has a dark side. Read More

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A Son’s Love Letter to His Mother

Franca: Chaos and Creation, Francesco Carrozzini’s documentary film about his mother, Franca Sozzani, is an intimate and emotional portrait of the legendary Vogue a Italia editor-in-chief, a moving mother-son story. Read More

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The French Noir Anti-Hero and The Trench Coat

The trench coat of the French noir anti-hero is either a detail of realism and narrative drive or a stylized element that values aesthetic and atmosphere. Read More

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