Hate Noir

September 16, 2014 9:33 PM

9 0

Movies don’t need villains even though the thriller genre, as seen in A Walk Among the Tombstones, makes it seem like they do. People who enjoy thrillers are so accustomed to the cat-and-mouse storytelling dynamic that they think the hero/villain dichotomy is unavoidable. It should have been avoided in A Walk Among the Tombstones, in which a pair of gay serial killers are hunted down by Liam Neeson playing Matthew Scudder, an ex-cop turned private investigator.

Ray and Albert (portrayed by David Harbour and Adam David Thompson) are not just the bad guys; they’re porn-corrupted boyfriends—evildoers and gynophobic creeps who abduct women then perform mutilations on them before killing them. This grotesque plot contrivance goes so far from what makes private ...

Read more

To category page