At Film International, Jeremy Carr reviews Fernando Ayala’s Argentine film noir, The Bitter Stems (Los tallos amargos, 1956) from Flicker Alley:
The imagery is not only its most strikingly noirish attribute, but it’s among the more dazzling of any film, of any genre.
Read the full review here.
Jeremy Carr teaches film studies at Arizona State University and is a Contributing Editor at Film International. He writes for the publications Cineaste, Senses of Cinema, MUBI/Notebook, Cinema Retro, Vague Visages, The Retro Set, The Moving Image, Diabolique Magazine and Fandor. He is the author of Repulsion (1965) from Auteur Publishing and a contributor to the collections ReFocus: The Films of Elaine May, from Edinburgh University Press, and David Fincher’s Zodiac: Cinema of Investigation and (Mis)Interpretation, from Fairleigh Dickinson University Press (December 2021).