Marya E. Gates has some thoughts on Andrew Dominik’s Blonde (2022), Marilyn Monroe, and the photography of Weegee. “Weegee would take this idea of distorted reality even further with his doctored images of celebrities like Marilyn Monroe, warping them ever so slightly, enough so that they feel off […]
Friend of the Gutter Kate Laity considers Patricia Highsmith’s Tom Ripley and his career on film at Punk Noir magazine. “Tom Ripley was by all accounts her favourite character, one she identified with to the extent that she signed a letter to a friend ‘Pat H, alias Ripley’ […]
Alluvium looks at Raja Nawathe’s Gumnaam, a 1965 Bollywood adaptation of Agatha Christie’s And Then There Were None. “Gumnaam is perhaps best known in the West for its song and dance sequence ‘Jaan Pehechan Ho’ in which Laxmi Chhaya is accompanied by the rock and roll group Ted […]
Mike White, Rob St. Mary and the Mysterious Mr. X take a look at Michael Mann’s Manhunter with special guests Tom Noonan, Chris Elliott, Adam Resnick and Prof. Jonathan Rayner at The Projection Booth.
Mental Floss takes an in-depth look at Patricia Highsmith and The Talented Mr. Ripley. “With the charming sociopath Ripley, she’d created a new type of character entirely. In five novels over the next four decades, he’d become not only her most acclaimed and memorable creation but the prototype […]
The Thrilling Adventure Hour is a beacon in a grittily realistic, grimdark pop culture landscape, one guiding lost souls to fun, charm and adventure. And I’m glad to see The Thrilling Adventure Hour adapted from podcast radio play into graphic novel because I like what it portends for […]