Tag Archives: Raymond Chandler

Agatha Christie: Nice Mysteries, Shame About the Prejudice

Agatha Christie has a certain reputation. If you’ve never read her books, you might associate her with twee, cozy, country mysteries featuring genteel and civilised murderers who delicately despatch their victims, perhaps a body in a library, the kind of coffee-table read favoured by older

Blood Simple

‘It’s the same old song/ but with a different meaning, since you been gone’— Blood Simple is back in cinemas ahead of a blu-ray release by Studiocanal, and there’s no review more pithy than the Four Tops song given pride of place on the film’s

The Long Goodbye

Despite the number of classics that fit under the banner, film noir is a style of crime cinema that has been bizarrely confined to the era of its inception. More often than not, those films made outside of the 1940s and 50s tend to be