Articles tagged crime

‘The Honeymoon Killers’ Is a Freak of Cinema That You Will Never Forget

Kastle puts you in a front row seat on a mad rollercoaster ride alongside the deranged characters of Martha and Ray that is at once thrilling and terrifying.

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‘Malice’ and ‘Blown Away’ Are Two ‘90s Thrillers With Popcorn Niche Appeal

Star casts and noirish action make for fun nostalgia viewing.

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The Good Wife: Season 7, Episode 1 - “Bond”

The Good Wife opens season seven with inevitable change that is fueled by so much staying the same.

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‘The Connection’ Makes Familiar Paths Exciting Again

Although there's not much new in its' story, the way that director Cédric Jimenez balances formal style and emotional substance makes The Connection a worthwhile watch.

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How to Get Away With Murder: Season 2, Episode 2 - “She’s Dying”

The slower pace of episode two allows for much-needed character moments and narrative developments.

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The Blacklist: Season 3, Episode 1 - “The Troll Farmer”

Season one of the espionage soap The Blacklist was fun, but season two was tired. Can season three recapture the excitement?

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Gotham: Season 2, Episode 2 - “Knock, Knock”

Turning focus to the off-kilter, almost wacky band of villains announcing themselves as the "Maniax", this episode pushes silliness into the realm of the macabre with more violence, more madness, and more theatricality.

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The Jinx: The Life and Deaths of Robert Durst

The Jinx is a truly one-of-a-kind true crime viewing experience, and one that will never be repeated again (which almost forgives the DVD's complete absence of bonus features).

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Holding Death Hostage: Human Enigma in ‘The Order of Death’

Hugh Fleetwood's story of murder and guilt evades the clear resolutions of mystery-narratives, opting for a disturbing disquisition on human enigma.

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How to Get Away With Murder: Season 2, Episode 1 - “It’s Time to Move On”

Fresh off an Emmy Win, Viola Davis brings Annalise Keating back to the screen, with plenty of blood on her hands.

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“Damned If You Do…”: ‘Gotham’ - Season 2, Episode 1

This season premiere opens the door for Gotham to shake things up in the Caped Crusader's city, leaving viewers with exciting questions about the fates (which may not be set in stone) of these beloved characters.

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‘Gotham’ Season 1: The City that Gave Rise to the Dark Knight

Gotham gives a sense of realism and depth to a city on the edge of anarchy, a cesspool of corruption and madness that spawns the kind of villainy only a superhero born of that place could combat.

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As in Real Life, the Characters in ‘Sicario’ Are Motivated—But Not Always Stable

Authority and outrage both go a long way toward defining the cause in Sicario, Denis Villeneuve's grim contemplation of the ongoing drug war.

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Johnny Depp Plays a Monster in ‘Black Mass’

Gangster Jimmy (Depp) is less deviant than representative, here; an embodiment of the delusions that drive institutions.

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Mr. Robot: Episode 10 - “zer0_day.avi”

Both the world and Elliot fall apart, as the long-awaited E Corp hack finally comes to fruition.

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The Awful Beauty of ‘The Tribe’

In a bleak tale of violence and revenge, The Tribe astonishes with style even more than it shocks with content.

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Postmortem: Did ‘True Detective’ Do Justice to Latino California?

In its shift to the different psychosphere of California, the show’s second season perpetuated Latino stereotypes instead of giving us a deeper and truer examination of the Golden State

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“This Is My Design”: How Hannibal Turned Into a Modern Television Classic

"Hannibal's not God. He wouldn't have any fun being God. Defying God, that's his idea of a good time." With Hannibal taking its final bow, a bloody good time was had by all.

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The Evolution of Racism: Coded Bigotry and Aggression in ‘Show Me a Hero’

With overt acts of racial violence are now less socially acceptable, writers David Simon and William F. Zorzi expose the coded racist rhetoric in the middle third of Show Me a Hero.

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Mr. Robot: Episode 9 - “m1rror1ng.qt”

Despite some Fight Club similarities, 'm1rror1ng.qt' proves that Mr. Robot stands on its own as a compelling, brilliant series.

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Incubus Flies High and Left of the Flock at the Santa Barbara Bowl

// Notes from the Road

"Brandon Boyd’s wide-ranging metaphysical interests have long given Incubus a deeper thematic subtext than many of their alt-rock peers, so it’s no wonder the band is approaching their 25th anniversary next year.

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