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Friday, May 9 2014

Living the Nightmare of ‘An Unreal Dream’

An Unreal Dream explores the personal journey of one man in devastating circumstances, and proves itself to be more enlightening than one might imagine.


Wednesday, August 28 2013

Here’s a Thrilling Look at Comics from a New Perspective, and It’s Better Than Most Superhero Films

What happens when our sense of security is diminished and the lines between good and evil are no longer identifiable? What happens when heroes take on characteristics of villains, and perceived villains garner our sympathy?


Tuesday, June 7 2011

Deadly Cocktail, Perfect Mix: Styles Clash in Blue Estate 3

Even in meeting the demands of the crime noir genre, and giving the story a cooling off period Viktor Kalvachev brings an intensity to Blue Estate.


Monday, November 15 2010

‘Winter’s Bone’: Where Crime and Loss are the Only Family

A tough 17-year-old dropout searches for her missing father in the poverty- and meth-scared hills of the Missouri Ozarks.


Wednesday, September 1 2010

‘Ajami’ Tells of the Struggle to Survive By Any Means Necessary

An unflinching human look at the struggle of Jews, Arab Muslims, and Arab Christians to live together in at least a fragile manner.


Monday, July 26 2010

‘Girl by the Lake’: An Excellent Premise for a Classic Detective Story

Andrea Molaioli displays the confidence of a veteran filmmaker and lets the story play out without resorting to overly clever techniques.


Monday, July 19 2010

New Jurisdiction: How Will the Dark, Brooding ‘Luther’ Fare Stateside?

Airing on BBC America later in the year, the BBC's recent dark crime series, Luther, deserves to do as well stateside as it's doing here in the UK.


Monday, February 8 2010

Azrael #1-3

Scorsese-inspired and Petraeus-infused, Fabian Nicieza and Ramon Bachs' new Azrael is an incendiary powder keg, commenting one everything from the War on Terror to its title character's relevance to the very purpose of faith.


Sunday, November 15 2009

Boston Noir by Dennis Lehane, Ed.

This anthology is a lot like the city it aims to depict: occasionally impressive, at times insincere, and very proud of its quirks and foibles.


Wednesday, November 4 2009

The Boy Next Door: A Novel by Irene Sabatini

Sabatini’s book exudes an authenticity and warmth that can’t come from an author’s imagination alone, but from a lifetime of listening and observing.


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