'The Prowler' Reveals the Horror of Getting
PopMatters'The Prowler' Reveals the Horror of Getting What You WantPopMattersThe DVD extras are useful: commentary by “czar of noir” Eddie Muller, a making-of with James Ellroy and Trumbo's son, the aforementioned appreciation by Tavernier, a feature on the restoration, and the original trailer, which advertises it as a strange ...
Posted on 15 August 2017 | 8:38 am
A Scandalous Crime Drama Explores A Code Of
A Scandalous Crime Drama Explores A Code Of Honor That Goes Well Beyond Good Cop, Bad CopA PlusL.A. Confidential — loosely based off the 1990 neo-noir book written by James Ellroy — tells the story of the city that has a million mysteries through the journey of three police officers who, despite all working for the Los Angeles Police ...
Posted on 11 August 2017 | 3:50 am
'Did You Wonder Who Fired The Gun?': Locarno
Screen International'Did You Wonder Who Fired The Gun?': Locarno ReviewScreen InternationalOne family's incendiary history assumes the dimensions of a James Ellroy novel in Did You Wonder Who Fired The Gun?, an intensely personal work from documentarian Travis Wilkerson (An Injury To One, Machine Gun Or Typewriter, etc). His forensic ...
Posted on 8 August 2017 | 11:19 pm
This Northern Irish author's new novel could
thejournal.ieThis Northern Irish author's new novel could be the next Gone Girlthejournal.ieNeville grew up devouring books by Stephen King, before moving on to writers like James Ellroy and Thomas Harris. So when he first sat down to write in his early 30s – having decided that it was 'now or never' to try this writing lark – he naturally ...
Posted on 30 July 2017 | 12:19 am
From Sherlock Holmes to Tartan Noir, a
Telegraph.co.ukFrom Sherlock Holmes to Tartan Noir, a decade-by-decade guide to the best British crime novelsTelegraph.co.ukWith his repetitive, incantatory prose and meta-historical mingling of real and imagined events, Peace is the closest British equivalent to James Ellroy, and like his American master his work is often baffling, occasionally boring and thoroughly ...
Posted on 28 July 2017 | 11:02 pm
BWW Review: ROSS MACDONALD: FOUR NOVELS OF
When the worm turned again a generation later, writers like Elmore Leonard and James Ellroy gave murder straight back to the people who were at least well-suited for it psychologically, even if they were clueless bunglers. They, like Hammett and Chandler ...
Posted on 20 August 2015 | 7:11 pm
Spoiler alert: True Detective serves up
If you know your noir, from Chandler to Chinatown to James Ellroy (all influences on this season), you’ll know it’s a common theme. The best they could hope for was to get out alive. It didn’t take a lot to recognise that solving the murder of ...
Posted on 13 August 2015 | 2:27 pm
True Detective season 2 episode 8 recap:
It's not that there was anything wrong with the story in itself, which is labyrinthine in a deliberately knotty, LA noir, James Ellroy-esque way, but it was revealed in huge exposition dumps, rather than by our characters actually deducing anything.
Posted on 11 August 2015 | 6:35 pm
'True Detective's Second Season Ends With a
Pizzolatto is an skilled literary magpie: In season one, he borrowed, and sometimes outright stole, from Thomas Ligotti and Alan Moore; in season two, he threw the history of California noir — James Ellroy, "High Sierra," "Chinatown" — into a blender ...
Posted on 11 August 2015 | 2:02 am
What did “True Detective” in: How Nic
The show’s tone is too grim. Vince Vaughn wasn’t up to the task. The season was too derived from David Lynch or James Ellroy. Some disappointed viewers even blamed it on the downbeat bar singer. Yours truly ventured that the season suffered from ...
Posted on 10 August 2015 | 5:17 am