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.
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?
These cinematic journalists will go through hell to get their story; depicting everything from the exposure of the Watergate scandal to Truman Capote's harrowing relationship with murderer Perry Smith, these journalistic thrillers are sure to deliver the scoop.
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'
A disturbing collection of contemporary thrillers, featuring some of the most harrowing performances of all time from actors like Christian Bale in 'The Machinist', Brad Pitt in 'Fight Club' and Jake Gyllenhaal in 'Zodiac'. Yoga for your mind!
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!
What makes Jake Jake? Is it his doe-eyed stare, his charming drawl, or his apparent ability to add 80 pounds of lean muscle on command, as seen in 'Southpaw'. If only he'd been that ripped for 'Brokeback Mountain' - nobody would've been telling him whom he could or couldn't love then.
From Freudian Australian gem 'The Babadook' to good old fashioned Hollywood blockbuster 'Captain America', this collection contains all the greatest thrillers from the newly passed year. Word to the wise: some films may be listed as 2015 due to differing release dates.