Articles tagged crime

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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Corrupted Ideals, Seedy Underbellies: There’s No Place for Heroes in ‘Show Me a Hero’

Writer David Simon and director Paul Haggis explore the seedy innerworkings of institutional politics in a powerful new miniseries.

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‘Hackers’ Proved to Be Ahead of Its Time

Initially received with mixed reviews, Hackers has become something of a cult classic whose plot eerily makes more sense today than when it did when it was released.

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An Excellent Ensemble Shines In ‘The Casual Vacancy’

The series does an admirable job of adapting J.K. Rowling’s dense book into a miniseries, even with the sacrifice of several storylines.

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‘Report to the Commissioner’ Explores Personal Politics on the Force

New York City's seedy underbelly of pimps and prostitutes is explored in this crime drama of police department politics.

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Police Brutality Is in the Headlines, So Where Is Our Jim Gordon of ‘Gotham’?

If you didn’t watch the first season of FOX’s Gotham, you’ve missed out on some fascinating commentary on the real-world problems of police brutality and corruption.

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‘Broadchurch’ Retains Its Suspense and Offers Another Excellent Season

Broadchurch not only continues to draw in and engage viewers, it also finds a way to add even more interest in its second season, making for a wholly satisfying series.

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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.

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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?

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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.

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‘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.

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‘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.

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‘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.

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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.

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8 Feb 2010 // 10:00 PM

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.

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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.

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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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23 Oct 2008 // 11:00 PM

Identities in Flux

Kaufman’s Synecdoche, New York is performance art as civilization-annihilating Godzilla, whereas Eastwood's Changeling is a film that wins the stranger than fiction category, hands-down.

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8 Jul 2008 // 10:59 PM

Dreamland by Tom Gilling

Really, someone should start a union for mysterious women in thrillers and demand better conditions.

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Ubisoft Understands the Art of the Climb

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"Ubisoft's Assassin's Creed and Grow Home epitomize the art of the climb.

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