Adapted from the best-selling novel of the same by Patricia Highsmith (who also wrote “Strangers on a Train,” the basis for Hitchcock’s classic), and directed by Drive screenwriter Hossein Amini, The Two Faces of January is a brightly painted portrait drenched in noirish tendencies. The Two Faces of January begins in the picturesque city […]
Danny Boyle is no stranger to stylish thrillers. From Shallow Grave (1994) to 28 Days Later (2002), Boyle is a master of mystery and suspense. His latest film Trance (2013) takes many cues from film noir, incorporating a conflicted anti-hero, Simon, whose principles are rattled all the more by his memory loss. The psychological neo-noir […]
The most interesting aspect of Nolan’s screenplay is its portrayal of the femme fatale, Natalie (Carrie-Anne Moss). Arguably the most complex character in Memento.