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.

Flesh + Blood

Nicholas Klotz’s La Question Humaine (2007) is a chilling corporate Holocaust thriller starring Mathieu Amalric and Michael Lonsdale.