“Parasite, the first foreign language film to win the Academy Award for best picture, and the first to be condemned in public by a U.S. president, is a story of poverty and inequality. The movie, which is also the first Korean movie to win an Oscar, is centered […]
At Crime Reads, Tara Moss writes about Philip Marlowe, fashion and her own crime fiction. “Marlowe (and his creator) notice the clothes, the hairstyle, the gloves and what they signal about the person wearing them. This is no mere description, not simply the delightful painting of an aesthetic […]
This week Guest Star Kate Laity writes about Dorothy B. Hughes’ Ride the Pink Horse (1946) and “folk horror noir.” ~~~ In the back of my mind for some time has been the thought knocking around that the godmother of noir, Dorothy B. Hughes, could also be a […]
From the Archives: Lock, Stock and Barrel: Charting Chivalry, Brotherhood and Honour in A Better Tomorrow and Sonatine and their Inspirations
Guest Star Sayantan Mondal is a PhD Scholar working on the genre of Postcolonial Science Fiction. Apart from this he likes to write about films. But more than that he likes to watch them. And he hopes one day when he will be able to recover from his […]
The Gutter’s own Carol joins Mike White and Jedidiah Ayres to talk about Robert Montgomery’s film noir, Ride The Pink Horse (1947). Dorothy B. Hughes is discussed! And there’s an interview with Sarah Weinman!
At Crime Reads, Wendy Walker recommends 8 thrillers in which women disappear. “Most missing person cases are the result of the person having walked away voluntarily. Some return on their own. Some choose to stay gone. And then there are those—the outliers—whose disappearance involves criminal activity. Below is […]