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Calendar, Night&Day Gallic Noir

Gallic Noir

Say what you will about the French, but they were the first to seriously appreciate the sordid artistry of pulp fiction greats Cornell Woolrich and David Goodis. The young and restless moviemakers of the Nouvelle Vague, more attracted to post-war…
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Calendar, Night&Day Play It Again, François

Play It Again, François

The French New Wave blew a hurricane gale of fresh air into the stultified, hierarchical conventions of late-'50s world cinema, which continues to fill the sails of young filmmakers to this day. We all know — or think we know…
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Calendar, Night&Day Lesser-Known Nightmares

Lesser-Known Nightmares

There are no second chances in film noir. Hell, the first chance is a scam, a hundred-to-one shot, a fool’s errand or, if the sucker is lucky, a blind alley. There’s no learning from past mistakes, no returning to the…
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Culture, Stagecap

Angel Face

There are many fine noir details in Word for Word's 90-minute production of Cornell Woolrich's tale of a hardworking dame out to save her love-struck younger brother from the electric chair. But the overall feel of the production lacks the…
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