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November Noir: Criterion Channel

Streaming November 2022 on The Criterion Channel:

“Shadowy atmosphere, seedy characters, pulp philosophy, and cynicism as thick as smoke: there’s nothing like film noir. As America returned from World War II, the national unconscious gave rise to a new breed of crime picture, populated by gumshoes, femmes fatales, and fall guys whose labyrinthine entanglements—captured in lush chiaroscuro cinematography—expressed a dark fatalism never before seen on the big screen. Where other Hollywood movies sought to recreate the magic of dreams, film noir aimed for the seductive danger of nightmares. Featuring some of the genre’s most ingenious directors (Edgar G. Ulmer, Otto Preminger, Henry Hathaway, Jules Dassin) and most magnetic stars (John Garfield, Veronica Lake, Burt Lancaster, Ida Lupino), this sampler will lead you down a few of noir’s darkest alleys.”

Block or Report
  • Out of the Fog
  • The Glass Key
  • This Gun for Hire
  • Detour
  • Fallen Angel
  • The Blue Dahlia
  • The Dark Corner
  • The Postman Always Rings Twice
  • Kiss of Death
  • Brute Force
  • The Naked City
  • Force of Evil
  • Cry of the City
  • Thieves' Highway
  • Caught
  • The Breaking Point
  • Panic in the Streets
  • He Ran All the Way
  • The House on Telegraph Hill
  • Sweet Smell of Success