Least Wanted—Film Noir’s Character Actors: Wallace Ford
A haven for aging Hollywood actors, film noir had plenty of room for performers like Wallace Ford, who brought a hard-scrabble energy to the roles of has-beens and losers.
“Don’t You (Forget About Me)” Captures the Ache of Fleeting Friendships
The Scottish band Simple Minds took the Breakfast Club theme song to the top of the charts. But its success—and its plea for loyalty—couldn’t save the group from its ultimate demise.
A World-Cinema Master Gives the World One Last Look
After his father’s death in 2016, Ahmad Kiarostami helped complete the conceptually daring meditation on image-making the great Iranian director had been working on for the last five years of his life.
Wild Child: A Conversation with Sandi Tan
The award-winning director of Shirkers looks back on her memories of growing up as a rebellious teenage cinephile and the movie-besotted culture of her native Singapore.
24 Frames: The World Made Visible
After years of paring his filmmaking down to the bare essentials, Abbas Kiarostami delivered this gorgeous and boldly minimalist meditation on time, movement, and image-making.
The Key Moment: Drawing a New Look for Notorious
The artist behind our new cover for Hitchcock’s spy-noir masterwork remembers falling in love with the film as a child and walks through the process of illustrating one of its most iconic scenes.
Critic Imogen Sara Smith delves into the shadows of film noir in this ongoing series of articles about the genre’s most fascinating figures and abiding themes.