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Sunday 27 January 2013
Like a melancholy remake of The Terminator, Looper stars Joseph Gordon-Levitt as a hitman whose targets have been sent back to him from the future ... which is fine until he finds himself face to face with his older self (Bruce Willis).
Sunday 30 December 2012
Fine thrillers, quality documentaries, a top Bond villain ... and some pop disasters
Sunday 25 November 2012
Truth, guilt, morality, vengeance and murder ... so, sue me
Sunday 04 November 2012
The Nordic detective was modelled on Dirty Harry
Sunday 22 July 2012
Bess, a writer, lives in a small Danish town with her second husband Halland, who is found shot dead in the market square on page three. Nobody knows who shot him; Bess herself is the initial prime suspect.
Monday 25 June 2012
There is a piece of sleight-of-hand at the beginning of this novel by Swedish crime queen Asa Larsson.
Wednesday 08 February 2012
It's always pleasing when programmes contain practical advice and Death Unexplained delivered fairly early. It came from the police and was passed on by coroner Alison Thompson: "If by any chance you do kill your partner without meaning to, of course the best thing you can do is actually ring and say you've done it as soon as you can. Once you start prevaricating you've had it." Very understanding, the police. These things happen, just don't tell fibs about it. What's the best thing to do if you meant to kill your partner, they didn't say, but then you can't have everything.
Friday 03 February 2012
The hamlet of Küstendorf is like a Disneyland for cinema auteurs. Built by double-Palme d'Or-winning director Emir Kusturica, the village has streets named after Federico Fellini and Jean Vigo. The cinema is called the Stanley Kubrick Theatre and the restaurant carries the moniker Visconti. It's also been home to the Küstendorf Film and Music Festival since 2008.
Friday 27 May 2011
As a reader I define a book as "great" if I'm still thinking about it long after I've finished it. As a writer, I'm tougher. A great book is one that makes me re-evaluate what I'm doing, dig deeper, try harder, raise my own bar. But James Ellroy's 'The Black Dahlia' was something else entirely, far more than just a great book. It changed my life.
Friday 01 April 2011
For anyone who claims that UK TV drama's lack of ambition is down to a lack of US-size budgets, The Killing makes for rather damning contradictory evidence.
Thursday 17 March 2011
Friday 25 February 2011
The Convent of Our Lady of Mercy, a hilltop fastness located in a remote part of the Spanish sierra, is the setting for this unusual ecclesiastical whodunit.
Sunday 30 January 2011
Pigeon-holed by his fame as a film composer, Bernard Herrmann would have heaved a weary sigh at the shower on the cover. But the "Psycho Suite" is only the coda to a disc that otherwise focuses on the lyrical abstractions of Herrmann's European-influenced "Echoes", and the extended "Souvenirs de Voyage".
Sunday 23 January 2011
Sunday 19 September 2010
Quirky doesn’t begin to describe this Korean tale of a woman who will do anything to save her mentally challenged son from spending life in jail for a murder she is convinced he didn’t commit.
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