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Whether the world is at stake or it’s just another day in Chinatown, Jake, these stories are about dark deeds, suspense, and the adrenaline rush.

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September 14 2014

Mossad as Superspy: Is the Myth Slipping?

I’ve run across an interesting piece by Nathan Abrams, Professor of Film Studies at Bangor...
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September 13 2014

Bogie and Bacall: Key Largo (1948)

In tribute to the late Lauren Bacall, we’re looking at the four classic films she made...
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September 13 2014

Bogie and Bacall: Dark Passage (1947)

In tribute to the late Lauren Bacall, we’re looking at the four classic films she made with...
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September 11 2014

Lost Classics of Noir: Build My Gallows High by Geoffrey Homes

I didn’t set out to make a habit of, when writing appreciations of books for this site, also...
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September 10 2014

Gotham’s Girls: Comic Noir’s New Leading Ladies

Noir has long been a male bastion in comics, from Frank Miller reimagining Daredevil and Batman to...
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September 10 2014

Bogie and Bacall: The Big Sleep (1946)

In tribute to the late Lauren Bacall, we’re looking at the four classic films she made...
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September 9 2014

Fresh Meat: Nine Days by Minerva Koenig

Nine Days by Minerva Koenig is a debut mystery featuring Julia Kalas, a forty-something former mob...
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September 8 2014

The Honourable Woman: Trapped Inside the Feedback Loop

Like the Cold War, the endless Israeli-Palestinian conflict is the dramatist’s gift that keeps...
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September 7 2014

Ray Bradbury Writes Noir: Death Is a Lonely Business

I suspect most people think of science fiction and fantasy when they hear the name Ray Bradbury, who—along...
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September 5 2014

Fresh Meat: Night of the Jaguar by Joe Gannon

Night of the Jaguar is the debut thriller from Joe Gannon about a a former Sandinista guerrilla comandante...
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September 2 2014

Before I Go to Sleep by S. J. Watson

“The bedroom is strange. Unfamiliar. I don’t know where I am, how I came to be here. I...
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August 29 2014

Rosewater: Jon Stewart’s Directorial Debut

Last summer, Jon Stewart took a three month hiatus from his nightly The Daily Show gig to travel to...
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August 26 2014

Now Win This!: Thrillers and Killers Sweepstakes

This sweepstakes features six books and one ebook that will leave you checking your back. Nowhere...
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August 26 2014

Before Hannibal Lecter, There was Thomas Bishop: Shane Stevens’ Forgotten Killer

Credit for the serial killer subgenre usually goes to Thomas Harris. However, two years before Harris...
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August 21 2014

What Am I Bid for Johnny Depp as Charlie Mortdecai?

Much has been written, and will be written about Johnny Depp starring as Whitey Bulger in the upcoming...
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August 19 2014

Legends: Sean Bean Is Legendary But the Writing Isn’t (Yet)

The way Sean Bean’s craggy face commands the screen in the new television crime show, Legends,...
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August 15 2014

The Movies of 1944: When Strangers Marry

To celebrate the 70th anniversary of film noir’s landmark year, we’re looking at...
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August 15 2014

Not Dead Yet: Melbourne Edition

A Melbourne hospital recently mass-mailed 200 death certificates for live, recently discharged...
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August 11 2014

The Movies of 1944: The Woman in the Window

To celebrate the 70th anniversary of film noir’s landmark year, we’re looking at...
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August 11 2014

Almost 80 Years of Infamy: We Blame You, Oklahoma City!

On a hot August day in 1935, Reverend Charles H. North of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma's Third...
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August 11 2014

Hemlock Grove 2.10: Season Finale “Demons and the Dogstar”

Season 2 is at its end. This is the finale, and I’m hoping it’s a good one. You get one...
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August 10 2014

Hemlock Grove 2.09: “Tintypes”

This is it! Second to last episode! Ladies and gentlemen, place your bets! What are you expecting...
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August 10 2014

Hemlock Grove 2.08: “Unicorn”

More Olivia backstory! [That's all you get without SPOILERS!] Very Man in the Iron Mask....
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August 10 2014

Hemlock Grove 2.07: “Lost Generation”

Before I go on with commentary, I have to say at this point, we're coming down to the wire, which...
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August 10 2014

Hemlock Grove 2.06: “Such Dire Stuff”

I wasn’t wrong about Roman (Bill Skarsgård) being willing to do anything. Gene therapy?...
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August 9 2014

Hemlock Grove 2.05: “Hemlock Diego’s Policy Player’s Dream Book”

Okay, sometimes I just don’t get the titles for these episodes, but below the jump is the scene...
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August 9 2014

Hemlock Grove 2.03: “Luna Rea”

What? WHAT?! Okay, stop and rewind! She’s not dead?! [You've got to jump to find out...
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August 9 2014

Hemlock Grove 2.02: “Gone Sis”

Hemlock Grove has a history of bloody, gory intros and so far, it’s not slacking on upholding...
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August 9 2014

Hemlock Grove, Season 2: Binge Watch with Us All Weekend Long!

Are you ready to devour all ten episodes of the second season of Hemlock Grove, produced by Eli...
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August 9 2014

Hemlock Grove 2.01: “Blood Pressure”

It just wouldn’t be a new season of Hemlock Grove without the premiere of a weird and grisly...