NIGHT AND THE CITY is a brash, vibrant homage to a New York City that no longer exists. Irwin Winkler's second movie as a director is a remake of a 1950 film noir
that was set against the backdrop of London's wrestling scene. Though the setting has been changed to '90s New York and the
sport to boxing, the film still feels as though it's rooted in the '50s--a time when boxers had the glamour we now associate with pop stars, and when fighters, writers and shady promoters would rub shoulders in Greenwich Village bars. Though this oddly retro feel makes for some
credibility-straining moments, NIGHT AND THE CITY is still a fun ride, propelled by an engagingly ov...