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JakeHinkson
July 27 2014

The Movies of 1944: Laura

To celebrate the 70th anniversary of film noir’s landmark year, we’re looking at the six key films of 1944: Double Indemnity, Laura, Murder My Sweet, Phantom Lady, When Strangers Marry,...
JakeHinkson
July 23 2014

The Movies of 1944: Double Indemnity

This year film noir turns 70. While there had been some intermittent films leading up to the birth of the classic noir, in 1944 the dahlia bloomed with six key films: Double Indemnity, Laura, Murder...
Crime HQ
July 17 2014

“Make the World a Safer Place, Isn’t That Enough?”: A Most Wanted Man Trailer

When Philip Seymour Hoffman died in February of this year, he had several films that were either filming or in post-production. One of those films—in addition to the mega film franchise The...
BrianGreene
July 16 2014

Ringin’ Around the Rosie with Mumsy, Nanny, Sonny, and Girly (1969)

I’m part of a group of friends who have been dazzling one another with movies for decades now. We’re all cinephiles and we have similar tastes in films, yet each of us has our own individual...
Debbie.Meldrum
July 13 2014

From Page to Screen with 4:50 From Paddington: Is the Book Always Better?

I read the Agatha Christie's book version of 4:50 From Paddington way before I saw the TV-movie, directed by Martyn Friend. I was most likely in my late teens or early twenties when I read...
JoeBro33
July 10 2014

It’s Sir Ian McKellen’s Turn: Can There Be Too Much Sherlock Holmes?

This is the first official image released of Sir Ian McKellen as Sherlock Holmes in the upcoming film A Slight Trick of the Mind. Slated to premiere sometime in 2015, this is the first glimpse we've...
BrianGreene
July 9 2014

Moving In, Creeping Out: Roman Polankski’s The Tenant (1976)

One could reasonably expect that if a Criminal Element blogger were going to single out a Roman Polanski film for appreciation, the chosen title would be Chinatown (1974). But at the risk of committing...
Debbie.Meldrum
July 2 2014

From Page to Screen with Gone Baby Gone: Is the Book Always Better?

My only previous experience with Dennis Lehane was the movie version of Mystic River, but I was impressed by the story and as a result, Gone Baby Gone rose to the top of my to-be-read pile. The...
Crime HQ
June 27 2014

“Something’s Happening Out There”: Trailer for Deliver Us from Evil (And Sweepstakes!)

Deliver Us from Evil is slated to hit theaters July 2nd, and while it may seem like just another cookie-cutter horror film designed solely for teenagers looking for an excuse to get close, there...
BrianGreene
June 25 2014

Punishment Far Beyond the Crime: The Last Detail (1973)

When I decided to do a run of film appreciation pieces for this site I thought, “Ok, so I need to go through my DVD collection and pick out some favorites that have some kind of crime/suspense...
JakeHinkson
June 6 2014

Noir’s Hard Luck Ladies: Joan Crawford

In some ways, Joan Crawford might seem an odd choice for a hard luck lady of noir. Unlike many of the actors I’ve profiled in this series—people like Peggie Castle or Barbara Payton—who...
JenniferProffitt
June 5 2014

Power is a Fragile Thing: Sin City 2: A Dame to Kill For Trailer and Storyboard Art Released!

The Sin City films have all the attention to detail, grit, and striking art that made the comics so good. What could make the release of Sin City 2: A Dame to Kill For trailer even better? Why...
BrianGreene
June 4 2014

Dario Argento’s Giallo Thriller: The Bird with the Crystal Plumage (1970)

The term giallo gets thrown around a lot by people talking about certain films. Sometimes I wonder how diverse are the definitions of the genre held by those of us who use the word. I’m sure...
JoeBro33
May 23 2014

Kingsman: The Secret Service: Official First Look Trailer

The first official trailer has been released for Kingsman: The Secret Service, a film adapted from the comic book series The Secret Service by Mark Millar and Dave Gibbons. The film is set to star...
AngieBarry
May 21 2014

Vivisect the Director: Guillermo del Toro and Hellboy II: The Golden Army (2008)

With three technical Oscars for Pan’s Labyrinth under his belt, Guillermo del Toro returned to Hollywood with the clout necessary to finally have full creative control on a project. (It’s harder...
Crime HQ
May 20 2014

Alfonso Cuarón and J.K. Rowling to Reunite?

Fresh off his Academy Awarded success, Gravity, Director Alfonso Cuarón is in talks to return to the Harry Potter universe to direct J.K. Rowling's upcoming film Fantastic Beasts. Cuarón...
JakeHinkson
May 16 2014

Adventures In Screenwriting: The Amazing Leigh Brackett

Pop quiz: What do The Big Sleep, Rio Bravo, El Dorado, The Long Goodbye, and The Empire Strikes Back have in common? Answer: They were all written or co-written by the same woman, the amazing...
AngieBarry
May 7 2014

Vivisect the Director: Guillermo del Toro and Hellboy (2004)

Following the box office success of Blade II, it wasn’t a surprise when Guillermo del Toro announced his next film would also be a comic book adaptation. At the time, the Dark Horse series...
BrianGreene
April 25 2014

A Curious Lost Classic of Cinema: Road to Salina (1970)

There’s enough curious tidbits about the 1970 movie Road to Salina to fill up the space of this article, if we wanted to delve fully into those items. But the film itself needs to be discussed...
Debbie.Meldrum
April 20 2014

From Page to Screen with The Thin Man: Is the Book Always Better?

The movie version of The Thin Man (1934), written by Albert Hackett and Frances Goodrich and directed by W.S. Van Dyke, is one of my all-time favorite movies. What’s not to love? William...
TimLebbon
April 15 2014

My Zombie War: Snyder Beats Romero, and Other Horrific Curiosities

In my teens and early twenties, my two best mates and I spent a lot of time watching horror films, drinking Gareth's dad's beer and eating pizza. We saw some good films, some mediocre ones,...
AngieBarry
April 9 2014

Vivisect the Director: Guillermo del Toro and Mimic (1997)

Last week, I discussed Guillermo del Toro’s 1993 debut, Cronos, and now I'm back to examine his 1997 thriller Mimic, which opens with dire circumstances: a sickness akin to a Biblical...
JoeBro33
April 7 2014

New Trailer for The Drop: James Gandolfini’s Final Film

The Drop (previously titled Animal Hosptial), a Brooklyn-based mob-thriller is set to debut in theaters on September 19, 2014. Starring Tom Hardy and James Gandolfini, and written by Dennis Lehane,...
EdwardAGrainger
April 5 2014

From Henry Fonda to Jeff Bridges: A Wild West Primer

I can’t count the number of times people have said to me that they won't watch a Western because they just can’t sit through one of “those boring movies.” Not another...
EdwardAGrainger
March 26 2014

Connery. Sean Connery. Goes West… and Beyond

Sean Connery filmed one traditional Western: 1968’s Shalako. But two others have strong Western bonds (no additional charge for the bad pun) and deserve viewing by anyone who enjoys the genre. It...
Crime HQ
March 25 2014

The Mutants Are Almost Back: 2nd Trailer for X-Men: Days of Future Past

It's been 14 years since the original X-Men movie hit screens in 2000 and the franchise has yet to take it's foot off the pedal. After much critical praise following 2011's X-Men: First...
AndrewNette
March 9 2014

Wake In Fright (1971): Dusty and Thirsty in the Outback

If the popularity of writers such as Donald Ray Pollock, Cormac McCarthy, Daniel Woodrell and Frank Bill is anything to go by, rural noir is a big deal in the United States. While it may not...
Crime HQ
March 4 2014

And the Award for Deadliest Movie of All-Time Goes To...

In case you missed it, last week Criminal Element took a look at this year’s Academy Awards nominees and ranked them based solely on three categories: murder, mystery, and mayhem. In researching...
Crime HQ
February 20 2014

Legendary Outlaws: First Guardians of the Galaxy Trailer

What do a raccoon, a tree alien, and an assassin all have in common? They're the Guardians of the Galaxy and outlaws, featured in Marvel's latest comic book adaptation. They may be outlaws...
KateVossBlogger
February 13 2014

7 Deadly Books Hitting Screens in 2014

Immersing yourself in a good read and getting the opportunity to personally envision what the characters look like, imagine the setting and fill in the intricate details of the plot is an unmatched...