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The Conjuring Shared Universe, and why it is a success!

The Conjuring franchise had so much going for it from the get-go. Most influential of the lot being the continued involvement of director James Wan. The presence of one James Wan Over the years, Wan has enjoyed his position as a horror movie veteran in Hollywood. And definitely enough, his filmography speaks for it. From the much-loved Saw franchise to the Insidious series of films, Wan has his footprints all over the modern collegium… Read More »The Conjuring Shared Universe, and why it is a success!

Slasher Movies

The Best Classic Slasher Movies

Slasher Movies have their charm. Surely, there is something about watching people slashing and being slashed on and off-screen. Mighty indulgence for some, guilty pleasure for others, and wondrous treats for us here at Lost in Noir. Our Classic Slasher Picks Psycho (1960) Halloween (1978) Black Christmas (1974) Madhouse (1981) Friday The 13th (1980) A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984) Scream (1996) Previous Next Horror films have often banked on… Read More »The Best Classic Slasher Movies

Babylon Berlin (2017), and Why You Should Watch It!

Title: Babylon Berlin (2017) Language: German Genre: Noir Release: (Season 1 & 2) 2017, (Season 3) 2020 With contemporary beats of music, the thrill of vintage noir, and the timid political landscape of Germany, Netflix’s Babylon Berlin has a diverse range of experiences to offer its viewers. Adapted from the eponymous novel by famed German author – Volker Kutscher, Babylon Berlin quite literally takes you back in time. To the… Read More »Babylon Berlin (2017), and Why You Should Watch It!

PI (1998), and why you should watch it!

Just when you think horror movies can’t get any zanier, Aronofsky directs another psychological megalomaniac of a movie. Front and centre is PI (1998) – An underrated flick and a testament to noirs of the past. I would not argue with complaints of PI being a difficult watch, especially with the brusque shots and the melancholic black and white cinematography. But, since when has painstaking viewings always resulted in unsatisfactory experiences?… Read More »PI (1998), and why you should watch it!

Darren Aronofsky, and why he is the hero we deserve!

Darren Aronofsky is a celebrated auteur by all means. The man’s got crazy cinematic visions and has directed some of cinema’s most surreal films. With an eye for visual aesthetics and a disposition towards the unconventional, his take on neo noir is riddled with complex characterisation. Best Works of Darren Aronofsky Requiem for a Dream (2000), Black Swan (2010), The Wrestler (2008), and The Fountain (2006) rank as the most… Read More »Darren Aronofsky, and why he is the hero we deserve!

The Wailing

The Wailing (2016), and why you should watch it!

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It is not often you watch a movie like The Wailing (2016) and not talk about it… Discovery is oft surprising in ways they open doors to realms unvisited before. Movies do this to you! While Get Out (2017) subverted genre expectations, 2020 brought us Parasite. To many of us, this was our induction into South Korean movies. Indeed! Train to Busan (2016), The Host (2006), and Oldboy (2003) are… Read More »The Wailing (2016), and why you should watch it!

Lost in Noir

Breaking Convention in Cinema Consumption

Times that lead to the inception of Lost in Noir…. “Classes scheduled till March 31 have been abandoned in light of the recent events surrounding the spread of COVID-19” Sure at the time when the state announced a month long observance of shutting down educational institutions fearing the spread of the coronavirus, these holidays came as a respite from the dreary heat and the mundane project presentations. For us this… Read More »Breaking Convention in Cinema Consumption