Noah Segan

Reviews

The Pale Door (2020)
Scare Package (2020)
Knives Out (2019)
Mohawk (2018)
Camera Obscura (2017)
Get the Girl (2017)
The Mind's Eye (2016)
Redeemer (2015)
Starry Eyes (2014)
Brick (2006)
Adam & Steve (2006)

Blog Posts

Far Flungers

A portside gallery of thwarted Destiny

"Port of Shadows" begins a revival run at the Music Box on 1/25, and is in the Criterion Collection.

Noir revolves on a shorthand of recognition; a cruel fact expertly utilized by Marcel Carné, when he cast two of the most identifiable of French film stars in his 1938 classic, "Port of Shadows" (Le Quai des Brumes). A pressing fog floods Le Havre in the director's pre-WWII drama, but even in the thickest mists, Jean Gabin and Michel Simon, then catapulted to fame recently in "Pépé le Moko" and "Boudu Saved from Drowning" could never find secrecy from their characters' shame-ridden pasts.