By Roger Ebert
Occasionally there's simply not anything extra soaking up than looking at a film that actually appears at lifestyles at the darkish facet, revealing these darkish elements of human nature that we discover so facinating. In Roger Ebert's choices of 27 video clips from the darkish Side, he deals a different choice from a glance on the seamy part of lifestyles in L.A. in Chinatown to a backwoods homicide long past unsuitable in Blood Simple. Throw in classics from Alfred Hitchcock, Notorious and Strangers on a Train, and French excursions de strength, Bob le Flambeur and Touchez Pas au Grisbi and you've received the primer on movie noir.
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27 Movies from the Dark Side (Ebert's Essentials) by Roger Ebert