Jim Thompson’s After Dark, My Sweet

James Foley’s 1990 adaptation of Thompson’s novel begins as only the best noirs do: a handsome drifter arrives in town with dubious motives and immediately makes the acquaintance of a woman with sinister plans of her own.

A Death in the Family

James Grey’s debut feature Little Odessa (1994) is a grim family drama set in the Brighton Beach underworld. Starring Tim Roth and Edward Furlong with Maximilian Schell and Vanessa Redgrave costarring.

Woody Allen’s forgotten thriller

Cassandra’s Dream (2007) stars Ewan McGregor and Colin Farrell as two brothers desperate to succeed at any cost.