A soldier introduces himself to the Peterson family, claiming to be a friend of their son who died in action. After the young man is welcomed into their home, a series of accidental deaths seem to be connected to his presence.
Julian, a drug-smuggler thriving in Bangkok's criminal underworld, sees his life get even more complicated when his mother compels him to find and kill whoever is responsible for his brother's recent death.
When Louis Bloom, a driven man desperate for work, muscles into the world of L.A. crime journalism, he blurs the line between observer and participant to become the star of his own story. Aiding him in his effort is Nina, a TV-news veteran.
A mysterious outsider's quiet life is turned upside down when he returns to his childhood home to carry out an act of vengeance. Proving himself an amateur assassin, he winds up in a brutal fight to protect his estranged family.
A cab driver finds himself the hostage of an engaging contract killer as he makes his rounds from hit to hit during one night in Los Angeles. He must find a way to save both himself and one last victim.
Seen 'Enter the Void', 'Only God Forgives', or 'Beyond the Black Rainbow' recently, and looking for more modern films with that slick neon aesthetic? Look no further than this aesthetically curated list dubbed 'Neon-Noir'. Our only question: how can something so bright be so dark?
Google translate informs us Los Angeles means 'The Angels'; but there are no angels in sight in this collection of gritty modern L.A. Noir flicks, which borrow heavily from earlier masterpieces like 'Chinatown' and 'The Big Sleep'
Dependability, manners, and fidelity are all well and good in a man - but they go out the window when one of these bad boys walks in the room sporting a leather jacket and a disdainful look directed squarely at authority. Enjoy the likes of 'Keith' and 'A Walk to Remember'!
Movies in the vein of 'Drive': sleek, sexy, dark, pessimistic, and gritty, these contemporary Crime-Noirs prove the genre has not faded to black; make sure to check out 'Blue Ruin' for a recent addition to the oeuvre!
Back in the day they said comic books rotted your brain, then they said watching TV rotted your brain - so, what do you think a movie that looks like a comic book is gonna do to the old grey matter? Only one way to find out!