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CertificationU Our Rating

Based on a true story, the film begins in 1932 with the killing of a Chicago cop and the sentencing of two young men for his murder. Fast-forward eleven years, and the boss of the Chicago Times newspaper is intrigued to find an advert by the mother of one of the killers, Frank Wiecek, asking for information about the crime, clearly Wiecek's mother thinks her son is innocent. PJ O'Neal (Stewart), one of the Times' top reporters, is dispatched to find out whether Mrs Wiecek's opinion is clouded by find out more...

Certification18 Our Rating

Polanski has a go at the film noir detective thriller, very bleak, very twisted and very menacing it is to. Nicholson plays a private-eye in pre-war LA who is hired to pursue an adultery case, but finds himself embroiled in a complicated murder investigation. find out more...

CertificationPG Our Rating

Years of police work have taught Detective Finlay that where there's crime there's motive. However he finds no usual motive when investigating a man beaten to death, this man was killed because he was a Jew. "Hate", Finlay says, "is like a gun." A landmark film noir nominated for five Academy Awards, including Best Picture. Edward Dmytryk directs a taught stylish tale that, certainly for its time, dared to explore a topic rarely covered in Hollywood; anti-Semitism in the US. find out more...

Certification15 Our Rating

Skint black ex-GI Easy Rawlins is asked to track down a mysterious missing woman with an illicit taste for black men. But two murders later he realises he's way out of his depth and, even worse, he himself has become the hunted. Sultry, smokey thriller set in an authentically recreated 1940's LA. Everything - the performances, Tak Fujimoto's elegant camerawork, the jazz and blues soundtrack, the snappy script - slots neatly into Franklin's overall design. A superbly stylish movie. find out more...

CertificationPG Our Rating

A classic noir adaptation of a Chandler novel with Dick Powell as the hardboiled, wise-cracking, incorruptible Marlowe in a seedy, decadent LA of shifting loyalties, unseen evil, phoneys, criminals, old money and family skeletons. Superb dialogue and definitive noir camerawork. find out more...

Certification15 Our Rating

Philip Marlowe has two cases on his books and they may not be as unconnected as they seem. Giant-sized Moose Malloy is straight out of jail and looking for Velma, his chorus-line girlfriend. Marlowe takes sympathy on him and agrees to track her down but all he finds is a dead-end. Meanwhile, smooth gigolo Lindsay Marriott is eager to buy back a rare jade necklace from thieves and hires Marlowe as protection during the transaction. The neon-drenched, smoke-filled LA of 1941 forms the background f find out more...

Certification15 Our Rating

We alternately follow the story from two sides; that of Superman TV star George Reeves, who is carrying on a not so secret affair with Toni Mannix, the wife of a powerful, ill-tempered MGM executive; and that of private dick Simo (the ritual noirish fall guy), who is later hired to investigate Reeves' supposed suicide. Simo found few Hollywood insiders ready to cooperate and his digging discovered plenty to suggest that the actor did not take his own life. Hollywood Land is a dark murder mystery find out more...

CertificationU Our Rating

After the subsequent murder of a scared running girl he picked up on the highway Mickey Spillane's anti-hero, dodgy private eye Mike Hammer, smells money and follows the threads on a seedy trip through the LA underworld. find out more...
LAURA (1944)

CertificationU Our Rating

A dark, intriguing thriller. The enigmatic Laura becomes an object of obsession to a hard-bitten journalist and is found dead shortly before her wedding. As the mystery deepens with every twist and turn, the detective on the case also falls under the spell of the tragic beauty. Classic film noir. find out more...

Certification15 Our Rating

1. Luther, still plagued by the death of Zoe faces a serial killer wearing a Punch mask and tries to rescue an old acquaintance's daughter from the dangerous world of drugs and prostitution.
2. Luther must rescue Ripley before Cameron sets out his final murdering piece; schoolkids that are set to be dumped and gassed. Meanwhile, Jenny's ruthless and vengeful boss is demanding compensation for stealing her protege.

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