In the Vague Visages Writers’ Room on Facebook, freelancers were asked to comment about their favorite neo-noir films in celebration of #Noirvember.
“As a portrait of differing wartime experiences, ‘Dunkirk’ is too plot-oriented to be successful.”
“The film goes beyond strict and narrow generic classification and touches upon something universal, something profound about undying affection and the unreliability of reality.”
“‘The Beguiled’ plays out exactly as one might expect and never really stretches beyond its contained premise.”
“With so much gold mined from one visual element, it’s safe to assume that ‘Get Out’ will continue to entertain and provoke with multiple viewings, making it a valuable addition to any film lover’s collection.”
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“What is awkward about these reviews is how they oppose the film’s best qualities to its generic roots.”