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The Ballad of Billy McCrae (cri-fi movie: trailer).

April 19, 2021 | By | Reply More
The Ballad of Billy McCrae (cri-fi movie: trailer).

In the crime thriller, The Ballad of Billy McCrae, a neo-noir piece starring David Hayman, Ian Virgo, and Sianad Gregory, a chap called Chris Blythe returns to his home town in Wales after losing a fortune in Canada. He falls in love with Elen, a volatile and charismatic woman. But Elen’s father Billy is a […]

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The Peculiar Abilities of Mr Mahler (short movie: horror-cri-fi).

April 4, 2021 | By | Reply More
The Peculiar Abilities of Mr Mahler (short movie: horror-cri-fi).

Here’s a new short 30-minute film in full, The Peculiar Abilities of Mr Mahler, where in East Germany, a special investigator with paranormal abilities is assigned the task of looking into the disappearance of a six-year-old boy. 

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The Simon And Kirby Library: Crime by Joe Simon and Jack Kirby (graphic novel review).

March 18, 2021 | By | Reply More
The Simon And Kirby Library: Crime by Joe Simon and Jack Kirby (graphic novel review).

‘The Simon And Kirby Library: Crime’ is another fine volume in the Titan books series collecting old works by these stars of Golden Age comics. Most readers will be more familiar with Kirby’s super-hero stuff, but super-heroes were not as popular in the era after World War II and creators turned to other genres. As […]

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Vigil (The Verity Fassbinder series book 1) by Angela Slatter (book review).

March 2, 2021 | By | Reply More
Vigil (The Verity Fassbinder series book 1) by Angela Slatter (book review).

When I saw this in the SFCrowsnest list of unclaimed review copies, it immediately struck me as something I might like. I’ve always been a fan of stories that combine detective fiction with the supernatural. Having said that, I generally prefer the supernatural element to not be too common. Worlds that have every sort of […]

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Resident Alien, Omnibus Volume 1 by Peter Hogan and Steve Parkhouse (graphic novel review).

January 21, 2021 | By | Reply More
Resident Alien, Omnibus Volume 1 by Peter Hogan and Steve Parkhouse (graphic novel review).

Despite the introduction to ‘Resident Alien Omnibus Volume 1’, saying that not all aliens visiting the Earth are invaders, I think this book series creators, writer Peter Hogan and artist Steve Parkhouse, forget the likes of the films ‘E.T. – The Extra- Terrestrial’ and ‘Starman’ who just want to get their people to rescue them. […]

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The Equalizer (new cri-fi/spy-fy reboot for classic TV series: trailer).

January 18, 2021 | By | Reply More
The Equalizer (new cri-fi/spy-fy reboot for classic TV series: trailer).

The Equalizer TV series is getting another CBS reboot for a certain retired secret agent to start their own little side-gig into vigilante justice for victims let down by the official forces of law. This one stars Queen Latifah as Robyn McCall, the grim narked-off agent of vengeance, and it looks rather good, as far […]

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Dark Web: Cicada 3301 (scifi Illuminati thriller movie: trailer).

January 13, 2021 | By | Reply More
Dark Web: Cicada 3301 (scifi Illuminati thriller movie: trailer).

Here’s a timely new near-future science fiction film/thriller called Dark Web: Cicada 3301. Ignore the rather strange title, this one actually looks like some action-oriented light-hearted fun that taps into the current zeitgeist of paranoia and politics. In the flick, a disillusioned hacker called Connor – working in a bar – discovers the existence of something […]

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Torpedo 1936 (comic-book review).

January 7, 2021 | By | Reply More
Torpedo 1936 (comic-book review).

Ed and Jim settle in for a professional review of Torpedo 1936, the Spanish comics series written by Enrique Sánchez Abulí and illustrated by Jordi Bernet, which opened up its pages on the adventures of Luca Torelli, a cold and rather nasty hitman anti-hero, and his sidekick Rascal, set in the rip-roaring Tommy Gun-toting gangster […]

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Nobody (cri-fi movie: trailer).

December 12, 2020 | By | Reply More
Nobody (cri-fi movie: trailer).

Better Call Sau… Nobody! Here’s the trailer for a very slick-looking thriller, Nobody, where actor Bob Odenkirk plays an everyday middle-aged Dad with everyday middle-aged Dad issues, until assassins come hunting him and he proves to be a little bit more than everyone thought. By the same crew that brought you the John Wick films. […]

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Lupin (Netflix cri-fi movie: trailer).

December 3, 2020 | By | Reply More
Lupin (Netflix cri-fi movie: trailer).

Here is another new cri-fi film from Netflix, Lupin. Those anime and manga fans among you hoping for a rehash of the Japanese manga series written and illustrated by Monkey Punch, I’m sorry to disappoint. This bad boy is loosely, and I mean very loosely, based on Arsène Lupin, the gentleman thief and master of disguise created in 1905 […]

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