Posts by William Carroll

How Fargo brilliantly blurs the line between fact and fiction

By William Carroll

With its opening disclaimer, the Coen brothers’ homespun murder story lulls us into a false reality.

Why Angel Heart still haunts us 30 years on

By William Carroll

Alan Parker’s violent tale of private detectives and devil worship is a heady blend of neo-noir and horror.

Why Solaris is the greatest science fiction film ever made

By William Carroll

Andrei Tarkovsky’s magnum opus offers a stark, spectacular reminder of what it means to be human.

Lost Highway at 20 – In praise of David Lynch’s eerie LA neo-noir

By William Carroll

The cult director’s peek behind the curtain of this iconic American city reveals the horrors within.

A brief history of Prohibition in the movies

By William Carroll

Ben Affleck’s Live by Night continues a long Hollywood love affair with this crime-ridden era.

Personal tragedy and trauma in the films of Denis Villeneuve

By William Carroll

The Canadian director’s latest, Arrival, explores intimate themes present in his earlier work.

Why The Assassination of Jesse James is a masterful modern western

By William Carroll

Andrew Dominik’s 2007 biopic humanises America’s most storied outlaw.

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