by Dennis Harvey Last year the Roxie scored a big hit with “The French Had a Name For It,” a first-ever all-French spinoff of longtime programmer Elliot Lavine’s popular U.S. noir retrospectives. Now Lavine and former editor of Noir City Magazine Don Malcolm are back with a second edition that is primarily the brainchild of […]
by Pam Grady For noir fans walking into the Roxie Theater on Thursday, March 19, it will be as if they have merely been on an absurdly long intermission.
by Pam Grady All roads lead to Trenton, NJ after a young black man is lynched in the postwar American South in I Spit on Your Graves (J’irai cracher sur vos tombes) , Michel Gast’s 1959 fever dream revenge thriller, a surreal standout among the dozen rarely–seen titles that make up The French Had a […]
by Tim Sika In 1956 actor Don Murray exploded onto movie screens as Beauregard “Bo” Decker: the swaggering, handsome, gauche cowboy who romances low-rent chanteuse Marie (played by superstar Marilyn Monroe) in director Joshua Logan’s Technicolor Cinemascope film adaptation of the celebrated William Inge stage play Bus Stop.