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.