Interview

Flipping the noir formula

By Violet Lucca

An interview with Bette Gordon about Variety.

Essay

A Little Room for Turmoil to Grow Lucid In

By Violet Lucca

On Lionel Rogosin’s radical hybrid docs.

Nightmare Alley (1947)

Essay

Step Right Up

By Violet Lucca

On the sleazoid, A-picture noir Nightmare Alley (1947).

Essay

St. Clair Bourne and Paul Robeson United

By Violet Lucca

The cinematic intersection of two African-American pioneers yielded a pair of Robeson explorations, made by Bourne 30 years apart, and a doc that feels as if driven by Robeson’s guiding principles.