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Red Notice: cri-fi/caper movie, film review by Mark Kermode.

November 4, 2021 | By | Reply More
Red Notice: cri-fi/caper movie, film review by Mark Kermode.

The cri-fi movie, Red Notice, is reviewed by our man of many movies, Mark Kermode. There is an FBI agent, the world’s most famous art thief, and his biggest adversary caught up in an international cat-and-mouse game throughout the world.

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Policing The Monstrous edited by Ashley Szanter (book review).

September 25, 2021 | By | Reply More
Policing The Monstrous edited by Ashley Szanter (book review).

With a title like ‘Policing The Monstrous’, pay attention to the sub-title, ‘Essays On The Supernatural Crime Procedural’. How do the police and other agencies handle crimes with a supernatural element? That already lays some ground rules for selection and the eleven writers here have chosen across the board, although not everyone. I mean, you […]

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The Many Saints of Newark (new cri-fi TV series: a review by Mark Kermode).

September 24, 2021 | By | Reply More
The Many Saints of Newark (new cri-fi TV series: a review by Mark Kermode).

The Many Saints of Newark, The Sopranos prequel,  is reviewed by Mark Kermode, who knows a few things about good (and bad) crime TV series. So, what did he think of this 1970s-set piece of retro gangster action?

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White Knight, Black Swan by David Gemmell (book review).

September 17, 2021 | By | Reply More
White Knight, Black Swan by David Gemmell (book review).

Writers who are starting to learn their trade are often told to write about what they know. It was always difficult to know if some of David Gemmell’s tales of his childhood were accurate or exaggerated. Regardless, his stepfather and thus Gemmell had knowledge of the criminal side of the community. Gemmell puts this to […]

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Red Notice (new Netflix cri-fi movie: trailer).

September 2, 2021 | By | Reply More
Red Notice (new Netflix cri-fi movie: trailer).

Here’s a new Netflix cri-fi movie, Red Notice, one of those light-hearted buddy movie thriller-cop-heist flicks where Interpol issue a Red Notice – a global alert to hunt and capture the world’s most wanted criminal… in this case, Gail Gadot. A daring heist brings together the FBI’s top agent (Dwayne Johnson) and two rival criminals […]

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Army of Thieves (zombie cri-fi movie on Netflix) (trailer).

July 26, 2021 | By | Reply More
Army of Thieves (zombie cri-fi movie on Netflix) (trailer).

Here’s a trailer for the Netflix prequel to Zack Snyder’s Army of the Dead movie, small-town bank teller Dieter gets drawn into bad habits when a mysterious woman recruits him to join a crew of Interpol’s most wanted criminals, attempting to heist a sequence of legendary, impossible-to-crack safes across Europe – using the zombie outbreak […]

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Occult Detective Magazine issue # 0 (emagazine review)

July 8, 2021 | By | Reply More
Occult Detective Magazine issue # 0  (emagazine review)

‘Occult Detective Magazine’ is a small British publication that builds on a tradition founded by William Hope Hodgson’s ace supernatural detective Carnacki that is continued by many others. Generously, they are giving away a bumper free issue to lure new readers. Here’s what you get. In ‘We’ll Always Have Paris’ by Mike Carey, the City […]

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The Many Saints of Newark (cri-fi film: trailer).

June 30, 2021 | By | Reply More
The Many Saints of Newark (cri-fi film: trailer).

Here’s the first trailer for New Line Cinema’s The Many Saints of Newark, a feature film prequel to the HBO drama series The Sopranos. Interestingly, it stars James Gandolfini’s real-life son Michael as the young mobster and central character. The film is set in the era of the Newark riots, when rival gangsters began to […]

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The Helm Of Midnight (The Five Penalties book 1) by Marina Lostetter (book review).

June 1, 2021 | By | Reply More
The Helm Of Midnight (The Five Penalties book 1) by Marina Lostetter (book review).

Decades ago, a killer stalked the streets, leaving behind the remains of his victims carved into hideously realistic flowers. Louis Chabon, famed surgeon and healer, was finally captured and executed for his crimes. No one knows how or why a death mask was made containing Chabon’s knowledge of human anatomy and skill with a knife, […]

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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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