Tag: crime

Bengali Noir

“Looking for film noir in India is to miss the point of Indian cinema altogether.”–Lalitha Gopalan, “Bombay Noir,” A Companion to Film Noir. (Hoboken, NJ: Blackwell Publishing Ltd., 2013). There’s a lot about Calcutta—the center of the Bengali film industry, metropolitan capital of the state of West Bengal, […]

Bullitt on BBC Radio 4

BBC Radio 4 has an adaptation of Robert L. Pike’s Bullitt. “Lieutenant Clancy, head throbbing from days without sleep, is assigned to protect important Mafia witness Johnny Rossi. But when he is found dead, Clancy has only a matter of hours to find the killer before his enemy, […]

There are Witches in the Woods

There are witches in the woods. You might see them celebrating their sabbats or raising wands and athames on full moon nights. Jacob Sprenger and Heinrich Krämer say, on the nights of the dark moon, you can see witches working their magic or stealing men’s most precious parts […]

Revisiting Dakota North

This week’s Guest Star is Nick Hanover on the underappreciated Dakota North! ~~~ 1986 was a year of changes for comics, with the Big Two working overtime to freshen up their respective lines with series that could compete with the booming indie world for adult readers who were […]