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A History of Violence | Shadows of a shining knight

A History of Violence | Shadows of a shining knight

The return of Body Horror auteur David Cronenberg to American Cinema, A History of Violence fits perfectly into the filmmaker's corpus, into his “his central project: a sustained autopsy into the nature of existence”. (J. G. Ballard)

Batman: The Killing Joke | Who's the madman?

Batman: The Killing Joke | Who's the madman?

The Killing Joke explores the Joker's origins, philosophy and relationship with Batman. Hero and villain are actually similar.

Blade Runner | The Future on a Razor's Edge

Blade Runner | The Future on a Razor's Edge

Few movies deserve the title of "visionary" as much as Blade Runner. Directed by Ridley Scott, the movie depicts a dystopian future of rare vividness. And its implications, both timeless and contemporary, over the years made it a must-see classic.

Blade Runner 2049 | On how to be human

Blade Runner 2049 | On how to be human

Denis Villeneuve's Blade Runner 2049 invites the viewer to ponder the future of humankind and its place in the universe.

Brubaker’s Catwoman | Champion of the forgotten

Brubaker’s Catwoman | Champion of the forgotten

In Brubaker's Catwoman, Gotham City's most famous burglar will have a change of heart, becoming a champion of the poorest of the metropolis.

Cyberpunk 2077 Phantom Liberty | The spy of the Dark Future

Cyberpunk 2077 Phantom Liberty | The spy of the Dark Future

In Cyberpunk 2077 Phantom Liberty, spy movie meets cyberpunk noir as players navigate through an international conspiracy and double agents.

Daredevil: The Man Without Fear | Finding the true purpose

Daredevil: The Man Without Fear | Finding the true purpose

In Daredevil: The Man Without Fear, readers learn about the origins of the superhero, but, above all, about the duality that lives within him.

EastSiders | Real love is messy

EastSiders | Real love is messy

Produced thanks to crowdfunding campaigns, EastSiders tells the story of two young men discovering that real love is a mess.

Gaslight | When the personal becomes political

Gaslight | When the personal becomes political

Gaslight is a Victorian-era domestic gothic movie twitching with paranoia and claustrophobia telling the story of Paula, Ingrid Bergman.

How Alan Moore's Watchmen Changed Comics Forever

How Alan Moore's Watchmen Changed Comics Forever

Watchmen changed the idea of ​​comics itself and marks the beginning of the adulthood of the superhero concept.

Je suis leur silence | Of family secrets and hallucinations

Je suis leur silence | Of family secrets and hallucinations

Lafebre's first noir graphic novel, Je suis leur silence, is an emotional family story that successfully conveys the topic of mental illness.

Miracleman By Alan Moore | A society ruled by superheroes

Miracleman By Alan Moore | A society ruled by superheroes

Alan Moore's Miracleman is a tribute and a goodbye to Golden Age superheroes and it is a story about what would you do with boundless powers.

Ripley | A glacial neo-noir dressed in warm black and white

Ripley | A glacial neo-noir dressed in warm black and white

Released on Netflix in April 2024, Ripley is a neo-noir miniseries that sets a glacial mystery in a warm, black and white south Italy.

Taxi Driver | The Dark Night of the Psyche

Taxi Driver | The Dark Night of the Psyche

One of the best-known exponents of the New Hollywood movement, it grasped 1970s America's disillusionment with institutions and revived existentialism in cinema - the quote "Hell is other people" from Jean-Paul Sartre's play No Exit fits the movie better than any tagline.

Fargo | The endless war between Good and Evil, Chance and Inevitability

Fargo | The endless war between Good and Evil, Chance and Inevitability

In the world of Fargo, the characters are transformed by rediscovering their animal instincts, in a perennial struggle between Good and Evil, between Chance and Inevitability.

Veronica Mars | When teen drama meets neo-noir

Veronica Mars | When teen drama meets neo-noir

Created by Rob Thomas and aired in 2004, Veronica Mars assimilates teen drama structures to shape an engaging neo-noir mystery.

Mulholland Drive | All roads lead to the movies

Mulholland Drive | All roads lead to the movies

To drag the viewer into the depths of the psyche, David Lynch deconstructs the noir genre and twists its separate components: mystery, horror, humor, and – most importantly – romance. A maze to get lost within, Mulholland Drive prompts the viewers to give up logic and enjoy the dreamlike ride.

A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night is a love story

A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night is a love story

In A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night, billed as “the first Iranian vampire spaghetti western,” director Ana Lily Amirpour delights in subverting expectations.

Sunset Boulevard | The Dark Side of Hollywood

Sunset Boulevard | The Dark Side of Hollywood

Billy Wilder's Sunset Boulevard was released in 1950. The movie is about a former silent film actress who lives in regret of the past.

A Dangerous Toy | The Dark Ambitions of a Middle-Class Man

A Dangerous Toy | The Dark Ambitions of a Middle-Class Man

Inspired by Hollywood movies and spaghetti Westerns, A Dangerous Toy (1979) examines the dire effects of a gun on a humble accountant.

Spider-Man Noir | A socialist superhero during the Great Depression

Spider-Man Noir | A socialist superhero during the Great Depression

In the Spider-Man Noir comics, Peter Parker must face social corruption to figure out who is behind the murder of his uncle Ben.

Wolverine Noir | The struggle between instinct and rationality

Wolverine Noir | The struggle between instinct and rationality

The comics Wolverine Noir turns Logan into a tormented noir detective, struggling with his inner dichotomy between instinct and rationality.

The Dark Knight Returns by Frank Miller | What four different nemeses can tell

The Dark Knight Returns by Frank Miller | What four different nemeses can tell

The Dark Knight Returns by Frank Miller explores every aspect and conflict of Batman, making him face four different nemeses.

Catwoman: When in Rome | A perspective on elegance

Catwoman: When in Rome | A perspective on elegance

In When in Rome by Loeb and Sale, Catwoman flies to Italy to try to find her lost parents, helped by The Riddler and the local mafia.

The Law of Desire | Entertainment mixes with auteur cinema

The Law of Desire | Entertainment mixes with auteur cinema

It is this self-awareness, this mix of the comic and the sincere, that gives The Law of Desire its unique, contradictory personality: at once trashy and high art, playful, enjoyable entertainment as well as auteur cinema.

A History of Violence | Shadows of a shining knight

23 April, 2021

A History of Violence | Shadows of a shining knight

The return of Body Horror auteur David Cronenberg to American Cinema, A History of Violence fits perfectly into the filmmaker's corpus, into his “his central project: a sustained autopsy into the nature of existence”. (J. G. Ballard)

Batman: The Killing Joke | Who's the madman?

11 April, 2022

Batman: The Killing Joke | Who's the madman?

The Killing Joke explores the Joker's origins, philosophy and relationship with Batman. Hero and villain are actually similar.

Blade Runner | The Future on a Razor's Edge

09 March, 2023

Blade Runner | The Future on a Razor's Edge

Few movies deserve the title of "visionary" as much as Blade Runner. Directed by Ridley Scott, the movie depicts a dystopian future of rare vividness. And its implications, both timeless and contemporary, over the years made it a must-see classic.

Blade Runner 2049 | On how to be human

19 January, 2022

Blade Runner 2049 | On how to be human

Denis Villeneuve's Blade Runner 2049 invites the viewer to ponder the future of humankind and its place in the universe.

Brubaker’s Catwoman | Champion of the forgotten

17 January, 2022

Brubaker’s Catwoman | Champion of the forgotten

In Brubaker's Catwoman, Gotham City's most famous burglar will have a change of heart, becoming a champion of the poorest of the metropolis.

Cyberpunk 2077 Phantom Liberty | The spy of the Dark Future

30 December, 2023

Cyberpunk 2077 Phantom Liberty | The spy of the Dark Future

In Cyberpunk 2077 Phantom Liberty, spy movie meets cyberpunk noir as players navigate through an international conspiracy and double agents.

Daredevil: The Man Without Fear | Finding the true purpose

15 November, 2022

Daredevil: The Man Without Fear | Finding the true purpose

In Daredevil: The Man Without Fear, readers learn about the origins of the superhero, but, above all, about the duality that lives within him.

EastSiders | Real love is messy

14 October, 2022

EastSiders | Real love is messy

Produced thanks to crowdfunding campaigns, EastSiders tells the story of two young men discovering that real love is a mess.

Gaslight | When the personal becomes political

18 November, 2020

Gaslight | When the personal becomes political

Gaslight is a Victorian-era domestic gothic movie twitching with paranoia and claustrophobia telling the story of Paula, Ingrid Bergman.

How Alan Moore's Watchmen Changed Comics Forever

26 July, 2021

How Alan Moore's Watchmen Changed Comics Forever

Watchmen changed the idea of ​​comics itself and marks the beginning of the adulthood of the superhero concept.

Je suis leur silence | Of family secrets and hallucinations

24 February, 2024

Je suis leur silence | Of family secrets and hallucinations

Lafebre's first noir graphic novel, Je suis leur silence, is an emotional family story that successfully conveys the topic of mental illness.

Miracleman By Alan Moore | A society ruled by superheroes

23 August, 2021

Miracleman By Alan Moore | A society ruled by superheroes

Alan Moore's Miracleman is a tribute and a goodbye to Golden Age superheroes and it is a story about what would you do with boundless powers.

Ripley | A glacial neo-noir dressed in warm black and white

17 May, 2024

Ripley | A glacial neo-noir dressed in warm black and white

Released on Netflix in April 2024, Ripley is a neo-noir miniseries that sets a glacial mystery in a warm, black and white south Italy.

Taxi Driver | The Dark Night of the Psyche

22 March, 2022

Taxi Driver | The Dark Night of the Psyche

One of the best-known exponents of the New Hollywood movement, it grasped 1970s America's disillusionment with institutions and revived existentialism in cinema - the quote "Hell is other people" from Jean-Paul Sartre's play No Exit fits the movie better than any tagline.

Fargo | The endless war between Good and Evil, Chance and Inevitability

17 February, 2022

Fargo | The endless war between Good and Evil, Chance and Inevitability

In the world of Fargo, the characters are transformed by rediscovering their animal instincts, in a perennial struggle between Good and Evil, between Chance and Inevitability.

Veronica Mars | When teen drama meets neo-noir

30 December, 2021

Veronica Mars | When teen drama meets neo-noir

Created by Rob Thomas and aired in 2004, Veronica Mars assimilates teen drama structures to shape an engaging neo-noir mystery.

Mulholland Drive | All roads lead to the movies

21 July, 2021

Mulholland Drive | All roads lead to the movies

To drag the viewer into the depths of the psyche, David Lynch deconstructs the noir genre and twists its separate components: mystery, horror, humor, and – most importantly – romance. A maze to get lost within, Mulholland Drive prompts the viewers to give up logic and enjoy the dreamlike ride.

A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night is a love story

24 March, 2020

A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night is a love story

In A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night, billed as “the first Iranian vampire spaghetti western,” director Ana Lily Amirpour delights in subverting expectations.

Sunset Boulevard | The Dark Side of Hollywood

02 December, 2023

Sunset Boulevard | The Dark Side of Hollywood

Billy Wilder's Sunset Boulevard was released in 1950. The movie is about a former silent film actress who lives in regret of the past.

A Dangerous Toy | The Dark Ambitions of a Middle-Class Man

18 November, 2023

A Dangerous Toy | The Dark Ambitions of a Middle-Class Man

Inspired by Hollywood movies and spaghetti Westerns, A Dangerous Toy (1979) examines the dire effects of a gun on a humble accountant.

Spider-Man Noir | A socialist superhero during the Great Depression

29 December, 2021

Spider-Man Noir | A socialist superhero during the Great Depression

In the Spider-Man Noir comics, Peter Parker must face social corruption to figure out who is behind the murder of his uncle Ben.

Wolverine Noir | The struggle between instinct and rationality

08 November, 2021

Wolverine Noir | The struggle between instinct and rationality

The comics Wolverine Noir turns Logan into a tormented noir detective, struggling with his inner dichotomy between instinct and rationality.

The Dark Knight Returns by Frank Miller | What four different nemeses can tell

25 December, 2021

The Dark Knight Returns by Frank Miller | What four different nemeses can tell

The Dark Knight Returns by Frank Miller explores every aspect and conflict of Batman, making him face four different nemeses.

Catwoman: When in Rome | A perspective on elegance

27 September, 2021

Catwoman: When in Rome | A perspective on elegance

In When in Rome by Loeb and Sale, Catwoman flies to Italy to try to find her lost parents, helped by The Riddler and the local mafia.

The Law of Desire | Entertainment mixes with auteur cinema

02 September, 2020

The Law of Desire | Entertainment mixes with auteur cinema

It is this self-awareness, this mix of the comic and the sincere, that gives The Law of Desire its unique, contradictory personality: at once trashy and high art, playful, enjoyable entertainment as well as auteur cinema.