Displaying items by tag: Crime

Tuesday, 20 April 2021 13:06

The Hit


When people talk about classic British gangster films, invariably they mention Get Carter or The Long Good Friday, yet other classic British gangster films

Published in Film
Sunday, 28 March 2021 16:36

Cover Girl Killer - The Original Slasher Film

Set in the seedy, tawdry backstreet world of strip clubs, tacky photo-shoots, and faded glamour which characterised parts of late 1950s London, Cover Girl Killer would have made (and indeed probably did make) an ideal bottom-of-the-bill companion to such contemporary productions as Peeping Tom.

Published in Film
Saturday, 06 March 2021 14:23

Humour In -Thriller

Whilst compiling the material for ‘A THRILLER in Every Corner’, a major appeal of the project involved studying the multifaceted elements so judiciously placed in the storylines to make up each complete programme. In many episodes, a highlight was the blend of knowing homage, sly reference, wit, and outright black humour.

Published in Film
Tuesday, 28 January 2020 12:20

Just Mercy Reviewed

Based on a true story, Walter McMillian (Jamie Foxx), an Alabaman logger was sent to prison for a murder he did not commit in 1987.

Published in Film

Three teenagers leave Los Angeles and drive north to Alaska, wind up robbing a pipeline and taking one of the employees' hostage. Starring Desi Arnaz Jr, Robert Carradine, Melanie Griffith and Anne Lockhart,  directed by Joseph Ruben

Published in Video of the Week
Screenwriter and novelist GF Newman (22nd May 1948) best known for the creation of TV character Judge John Deed (2001-2007) starring the talented and versatile Martin Shaw, a maverick judge who forgoes the usual pomp and circumstance associated with our legal system, in particular the courtroom, and New Street Law (2006-2007), a drama about two rival law firms of barristers based in Manchester,
Published in Film
Thursday, 07 December 2017 17:13

Seven Day Fool – Jason Disley Reviewed

Seven Day Fool is the debut novel by Torquay based, Manchester born, writer and poet Jason Disley. I met Disley a few years back via FaceBook when I stumbled upon a ‘friend’ posting several poems. I was instantly engaged, as his words were soulful and moved like jazz music, a real modern day Beat poet as legend Allen Ginsberg.
Published in Culture
Sunday, 08 January 2017 15:35

The Brummagem Boys

In post-First World War England (1914-1918), crime was rife and threatening to spiral out of control.

Published in Culture
Tuesday, 13 December 2016 11:22

Queen of Crime Martina Cole Talks to ZANI

She puffs on a cigarette before bed. The taste of nicotine helps the blonde bombshell to be reflective, knowing that something has got to give, something has got to change.

Published in Culture
So, the crime case that shocked the world and invented Reality Show Culture got made into a series.
Published in Film
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