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Night and Day Film Noir Series Month Two: All About Touch of Evil

The Star continues its conversation with Brandon Ryan, the curator behind Central Cinema’s Night and Day film noir series, first by defining his criteria for what makes a film noir, and then delving into the convoluted and controversial production history behind the first of September’s offerings: Orson Welles’ Touch of Evil, a film both Ryan and the Star’s José Amador consider to be one of the finest in the genre.

Cinema

A Talk with Brandon Ryan, Curator of Central Cinema’s Night and Day Film Noir Series Part 2

Last week, we began a conversation with Brandon Ryan, the curator of the Night and Day Film Noir Series at the Central Cinema. The series is designed to feature two noir genre movies a month, a classic entry to be followed the subsequent week by a modern noir film. These conversations are comprised of general impressions and arcana attached to the movies in question, in order to whet the appetite and set some low key expectations going into a viewing