Native American Noir may be a new genre for those who expect noir to be 1940's-era Robert Mitchum in a fedora, trench coat and smirk as he drives through a rainy city at night looking for clues. AMC's new limited series Dark Winds possesses the basic elements of the genre -- murders that need solving, unimpressed witnesses not inclined to help, and a hero who can take a punch -- at its core. Yet it adds a quality rarely found in noir or other genres: respect.
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