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Exploring ‘Double Indemnity’ and the Problematic Feminism of Film Noir

“The representation of women in Film Noir is murky territory — in some ways progressive, in other ways deeply misogynistic — certainly when assessing Phyllis in ‘Double Indemnity.'”

‘Les diaboliques’ and the Beginnings of the Erotic Thriller

“One of the most compelling things about ‘Les Diaboliques’ and its cinematic offspring is that viewers are always left with the sense that there are secrets untold, questions unanswered.”

Seeing Double: Richard Quine’s ‘Pushover’

“As a largely disregarded noir B-side, ‘Pushover’ deliberately recalls its more famous predecessor, playing upon audience expectations of MacMurray’s screen persona to create an experience of déjà vu.”

Film Noir Without the Femme Fatale: André De Toth’s ‘Pitfall’ and ‘Crime Wave’

“In ‘Pitfall’ and ‘Crime Wave,’ two seminal films bookending the classic noir cycle, director André De Toth develops a more nuanced view of marriage and the married couple.”

Vague Visages Writers’ Room: Weekend Vibes 6.8.18

Weekend Vibes is a Friday column about streaming recommendations, new release hype and entertainment events. 

Loneliness and the Romance of Death: On Alain Guiraudie’s ‘Stranger by the Lake’

“In us all lurks a potential Franck — desperate for intimacy, willing to risk oblivion for a moment’s embrace.”

More Than Shadows #2: On the Noir Legacy of Ida Lupino

“Ida Lupino may have thought of herself as a poor man’s Don Siegel as a director and Bette Davis as an actress, but I think that’s far from true.”

In a Lonely Place Movie Essay - 1950 Nicholas Ray Film

More Than Shadows #1: Series Introduction

“There will be unrequited love and monstrous desires amongst these essays.”

The Feminine Grotesque #5: Lilith’s Heir – On ‘The Strange Love of Martha Ivers’

A Series by Angelica Jade Bastién

The Dueling Cavalier: On (Re)-Reading Raymond Chandler for the First Time

“It was my first time reading Chandler, and yet it didn’t feel like it: I’d devoured so many of his influences that the writing seemed familiar, even if there was nothing quite like getting it from the original source.”