Miami Vice (1986) – Streetwise, and Forgive Us Our Debts

Sonny Crockett (Don Johnson) and Ricardo Tubbs (Philip Micheal Thomas) deal with a strung-out undercover cop, Vic Romano (Bill Paxton!) and the hooker he is in love with,  Carla (Deborah J, Adair). Written by Dennis Cooper this episode first debuted on 5 December, 1986. It also features Wesley Snipes as Silk, a pimp running his…

Fear (2017) – Dirk Kurbjuweit

Hitting trade paperback on Canadian book shelves this week is this engrossing thriller penned by German author Dirk Kurbjuweit. A captivating tale the novel explores themes of love, family, perceptions of masculinity, and the rule of law. The novel opens with a murder. And a confession. For months Randolph Tiefenthaler and his wife, Rebecca and…

The Passion of Joan of Arc (1928) – Carl Theodor Dreyer

No makeup, close-ups and harsh lighting put Maria Falconetti on the screen as Joan of Arc in a way that hasn’t been seen since. Carl Dreyer’s retelling of the story of the French heroine is the next big title in DK Book’s The Movie Book. We are invited to take a front row seat for…

The Night Of

There is so much out there in the way of binge worthy television that it can be hard to catch things the first time around, which is why things like PVRs, Blu-Ray and DVDs seem to be paying off more and more. HBO was kind enough to allow me to correct a mistake I’d made….

The Pinkertons S01E02 -Double Shot

Adam Moore’s and Kevin Abrams’ Wild West mystery series continues this week with its second episode. The series is still setting its tone and pacing, and maybe I’ve been watching too many mystery shows lately, but this one was easily resolved. On the upside, there is some nice character development and back story for our…

The Lady From Shanghai (1947) – Orson Welles

Welles takes us in to the film noir world as he writes, directs and stars in this adaptation of Sherwood King’s novel; the next recommendation from the Great Movies – 100 Years of Film book following my screening of Citizen Kane. Welles plays Michael O’Hara, replete with Irish accent, a rough and tumble sailor, who…