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Film, Thick as Thieves

Thick as Thieves

The thrillingly pure French heist picture Rififi delivers its obligatory moral -- Crime Doesn't Pay -- in the most unambiguous, irrevocable terms. Yet, blessedly, the lesson doesn't take. It's not that the movie, originally released in 1955 and back with…
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Film, Zoom Lens Zoom Lens

Zoom Lens

The "big house," midnight cityscapes, and sleazy hotels, yes -- but swamps? produce markets? LSD parties? Judging by the Roxie's exhaustive, 19-day festival, film noir is the most democratic of genres, placing its hapless heroes and molls with claws not…
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