The Big Sleep: An Out of Balance Camelot

Biographers tell us that, as a boy, Raymond Chandler was obsessed with tales of chivalry. And the 1946 adaptation of his first Philip Marlowe novel, The Big Sleep, seems to bring those ideas sharply into focus. Starkly filmed in black and white, the film shows us that there is no...
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The Drop: Cute is Serious Business

What do you get when you cross Chechen mobsters with former Brooklyn tough guys and a pit bull puppy? An accomplished novelist’s first foray into writing for the big screen, apparently. Bob Saginowski (Tom Hardy) lives a simple existence as a bartender in Brooklyn and that’s just how he wants...
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