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Posted on 19 July 2018 | 7:12 am
'City of Devils' review: Paul French
'City of Devils' review: Paul French conjures colorful Shanghai underworld of 1930sPost-BulletinFrench, an Edgar Award winner for his 2011 book, “Midnight in Peking,” and a veteran China hand, conjures out of old records, newspaper clippings and survivors' memories a true story with the dark resonance of James Ellroy's novel “L.A. Confidential ...
Posted on 18 July 2018 | 3:24 am
Music Review: Spayed Koolie - 'Ashtray
Music Review: Spayed Koolie - 'Ashtray Change' Metes Out Southern Swamp Rockseattlepi.com (blog)... band's name - Spayed Koolie - was borrowed from swing fiddler, Spade Cooley, who was popular during the '40s and '50s. Widely recognized in pop culture, Cooley was a persistent character in James Ellroy's novels, among many other cultural ...
Posted on 16 July 2018 | 7:33 am
Le portrait chinois d'Olivier Marchal :
Sud OuestLe portrait chinois d'Olivier Marchal : James Ellroy, apéro et Notre-Dame de ParisSud OuestNé à Talence et Testerin de cœur, ancien flic, Olivier Marchal est comédien et réalisateur de films et de séries. Si vous étiez un plat ? Homard grillé/frites/salade du Café Costes… C'est très snob, je sais… Si vous étiez un lieu ? La Co (o) rniche ...
Posted on 16 July 2018 | 5:12 am
The Times Daily Quiz - The Times
The TimesThe Times Daily QuizThe Times8 John Singer Sargent. 9 Place de la Concorde — the largest square in Paris. 10 Charles Mingus. 11 César Aira. 12 Ctesiphon — the capital of the Parthian and Sasanian empires. 13 Arnold of Villanova or Arnaldus de Villa Nova. 14 Cricket. 15 James Ellroy.
Posted on 15 July 2018 | 4:01 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