Articles tagged crime film

‘Kid Glove Killer’ Solves Crime - With Science!

Kid Glove Killer had a fresh hook at the time of its 1942 release: the use of forensic science in criminal investigations.

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Mark Wahlberg’s Performance Comes Up Snake Eyes in the Remake of ‘The Gambler’

Mark Wahlberg's performance in this thrice-removed Dostoyevsky adaptation is all surface moves, dance steps without the music.

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Altman Turns to Crime in ‘The Long Goodbye’ and ‘Thieves Like Us’

These two crime pictures provide insight into the ways Robert Altman operated within and without Hollywood conventions.

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Liam Neeson and Ed Harris Make ‘Run All Night’ Electrifying

This paint-by-numbers crime film is buoyed by the sharp work of its lead actors.

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Columbia Pictures Film Noir Classics II’ Is Uneven, But With a Few Bleakly Satisfying Moments

In Human Desire, one of the five films included here, Broderick Crawford is one of those big lugs whose volume control dial has been permanently stuck somewhere between "bluster" and "bellow."

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//Mixed media

Because Blood Is Drama: Considering Carnage in Video Games and Other Media

// Moving Pixels

"It's easy to dismiss blood and violence as salacious without considering why it is there, what its context is, and what it might communicate.

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