Sunday, March 25, 2018

Indie Showcase: Trouble Is My Business (2018)

Some of the best films ever created over the course of the 20th century were purebred noir thrillers. From The Big Sleep to L.A. Confidential, there is no doubt that a classic noir movie can never get outdated in any shape or form. Trouble Is My Business is a new indie film that works in the cinematographic frame of this incredible genre. Here is why the film has to say about itself.

Detective Roland Drake falls for two beautiful Montemar sisters. One woman is dead and the other wants to kill him. “Trouble” is a new feature film that is a love letter to noir. Trouble Is My Business is a dark, doomed romance filled with mystery, murder and betrayal. Starring Brittney Powell and Vernon Wells. Written by Tom Konkle and Brittney Powell. Directed by Thomas Konkle. 

Clearly, the plot is as noir as it gets, featuring all of the well-known elements made famous by all those fedora-wearing detectives of film history. The story of the film is not just tense, but also action packed to the brim with fistfights, knife fights, and gunfights. All of this is noir to its core. In fact, the very name of the movie feels like a big homage to many noir titles, both from the silver screen and vintage detective novels.

Yet, in spite of it having a very noir approach, the film also comes with an interesting cinematography style. It features radiant colors and a very smart use of CGI, which do wonders for placing the film in an engaging world of its own. Clearly, all this points to the fact that no noir fans, even those who only slightly appreciate the genre, should miss out on watching Trouble Is My Business.

Right now, a special two-disc collector's edition of Trouble Is My Business is available for pre-order on Amazon which contains both color and black-and-white versions of the film. Get it right now or visit the film’s official website for more info.