Marcia Lynx Qualey writes about Agatha Christie’s popularity and influence in the Arab world! “So many Agatha Christie novels were published in Arabic in the mid-20th century that Hercule Poirots and Miss Marples overflowed handcarts and bookshelves from Algiers to Cairo to Amman to Muscat. These original editions, […]
At Lit Hub, Rebecca Rego Barry writes about the history of Bonibooks. “What exactly are Bonibooks? Let’s start with their originator, Charles Boni, who along with his older brother, Albert Boni, was a publishing pioneer. While still in college, he and Albert founded the Washington Square Book Shop […]
As with so many other events, the 2021 Hong Kong International Film and Television Market (Filmart) moved online and so I was able to attend this year. Along with Noir City International / the 18th Annual San Francisco Film Noir Festival, the New York Asian Film Festival and […]
At Film School Rejects, Sheryl Oh looks at the career–so far–of actor Carey Mulligan in both film and television–from Pride and Prejudice and Doctor Who to Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps, Drive and Mudbound.
Angelica Jade Bastién writes about Cary Grant at Criterion.com. “The body never lies. Instead, it keeps score, with our very gestures and walk and physical eccentricities speaking to the traumas and desires we’d like to keep hidden. But there are some people so aware of this truth, and […]
At RogerEbert.com, Roxanne Hadadi writes on the films of Jeremy Saulnier. “[W]hat Saulnier has built into his Blue Ruin, Green Room, and Hold the Dark trilogy is not only a flair for the gory and grisly, but a consistent acknowledgment of the role this country’s regimented class system […]