neo noir Archive

A shot from Roman Polanski's Chinatown
“Forget it, Jake. It’s Chinatown.” There are places that have a character of their own, and the Chinatown of the 1930s in Los Angeles definitely fits the bill. Up to 1910, this was a booming part of town, with...
A Shot from David Lynch's Mulholland Drive, part of our neo-noir survey
So what’s this neo-noir thing, you’ll ask? Film noir as we know it today was a label attached to films with common themes and plot devices that were predominantly produced between 1941’s The Maltese Falcon and 1958’s Touch of...
BFI Chinatown Poster
As aquatically conscious rapper Mick Jenkins would say: “water [is] more important than gold.” This could not be a truer fact, especially in today’s age of climate change. Being a lifelong resident of the Los Angeles area, I am...