By Roger Ebert
Occasionally there's simply not anything extra soaking up than observing a film that actually appears to be like at existence at the darkish part, revealing these darkish components of human nature that we discover so facinating. In Roger Ebert's alternatives of 27 video clips from the darkish aspect, he deals a various choice from a glance on the seamy part of existence in L.A. in Chinatown to a backwoods homicide long gone unsuitable in Blood easy. Throw in classics from Alfred Hitchcock, infamous and Strangers on a educate, and French excursions de strength, Bob le Flambeur and Touchez Pas au Grisbi and you've acquired the primer on movie noir.
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27 Movies from the Dark Side by Roger Ebert