In a string of films in the 1970s, Robert Altman placed his spin on everything from crime movies (Thieves Like Us, 1974) to Raymond Chandler's Philip Marlowe (The Long Goodbye, 1973). But Altman's self-proclaimed anti-Western, McCabe & Mrs. Miller, which followed popular comedy M*A*S*H in 1971, migh ... More >>
Ryan Demers, a Denver-based filmmaker, is the co-founder of Gaylord St. Productions, and has managed the impressive feat of helming two independent films without going completely bankrupt and abandoning the dream. The Honey Cooler, a farcical detective story set in the milieu of an economic ... More >>
It was an American writer, Dashiell Hammett, who wrested the detective novel from the polite confines of British tea parlors and morning rooms, packed with sleuthing aristocrats and poisoned butlers, and put it back in the gutter where it belongs. But it took a British writer, Philip Kerr, to retool ... More >>
With the classic noir flick The Maltese Falcon screening at the Esquire this weekend for Midnight Madness, we've been thinking a lot about our favorite noir films, from the classic era to the modern. While there are a few archetypes in the genre, many think it always stars a detective, which ... More >>
Manuel Ramos keeps mystery real with his latest Colorado potboiler.
Robert Altman wants your attention, if not your affection.
At Denver's Modern Drunkard magazine, the glass is always half full.