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  • n. Plural form of neo-noir.

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  • The script read like a film noir, so he's been taking cues from "American noir movies of the 40s and neo-noirs such as Se7en and Michael Mann's The Insider".

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  • The characters in these neo-noirs usually conform to the stereotype we have of what a hitman or a tough guy is supposed to be like -ruthless, insensitive, sadistic - even if they're nothing but walking punchlines.

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  • These neo-noirs aren't presented as tragedy at all, but as comedy of the cruelest sort, the "grown-up" equivalent of slipping a frog down a girl's back.

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  • It's the final level that sets this book apart from the flavors-of-the-month and the overwrought neo-noirs of our time.

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  • I just get the same feeling from it that I get from too many neo-noirs.

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  • One of the few neo-noirs that is as good as (or better than) the original.

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  • But fortunately, it's not just another dull retread, like most "neo-noirs" by Hollywood and American indie directors.

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  • Wonder Boys (2000): Curtis Hanson produced one of the great neo-noirs in

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  • Friedkin's views are from the position of one of the preeminent filmmakers of the 1990s and the directors of the finest detective neo-noirs The French Connection in 1971 and again To Live and Die in L.A. in 1985, not to mention possibly one of the best horror films ever made The Exorcist in 1973.

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  • After an extraordinarily humane series of neo-noirs (Mystic River, 2001, etc.), Lehane has produced a brilliantly far-fetched page-turner that’s sure to be the most talked-about thriller of the year.

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