Tag: Film Noir

1949, Movies

野良犬 aka Nora Inu (1949, Akira Kurosawa)

I have Toshiro Mifune, the biggest Japanese actor of his generation, in more films that I could count. But when I first saw him in this, I didn’t even recognize him. I guess it’s his age and lack of beard. So many of the films I’ve seen him in were made just a bit later.

2016, Movies

City of Tiny Lights (2016, Pete Travis)

City of Tiny Lights takes a really traditional noir story (some might say tired) and ingeniously transplants it to contemporary London, in particular a multi-ethnic, predominantly Muslim neighbourhood. All the classic noir tropes are here but in a completely new form. SPOILERS