Noir is a film genre that deals with cynicism and morally gray heroes. There haven’t been too many of them in recent years.
But the women at ScreenPrism think there’s a good option for one: The Dark Knight.
As the narrator for this video essay explains, noir reflects how people might be feeling after grand social upheavals. So, why haven’t there been more since 9/11? Well, they have a theory, and it involves Batman. Let’s see what they have to say about the subject in the video below.