Category Archives: Crime film

True Detective

Long before it was a television series, True Detective was the name of an American magazine that specialised in lurid, sensationalised stories of real-life crimes, often told from the point-of-view of the grizzled police veterans who investigated them. This reference point is … Continue reading

South Korean cinema influences

Today, I’m very happy to welcome Chris Irvin to Pulp Curry. Chris is a short story writer, one of the editors of the great short fiction site, Shotgun Honey, and the author of the recently released novella, Federales. Federales is  about a … Continue reading

Richard Burton and the face of a Villain

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0xsL4zBmbl0

Richard Burton has been on my mind ever since I watched him a couple of weeks ago in the strange 1971 British film, Villain. Burton was a regular fixture on the TV screen in our house when I was young. … Continue reading

The Don Siegel Rule

I had to give it a name, so I called it the Don Siegel Rule. I was watching Charley Varrick recently, the 1973 heist film directed by Siegel, starring Walter Matthau as an ex-crop duster and stunt pilot turned bank who, … Continue reading

MIFF progress report #3: A Touch of Sin and Call Girl

The third and final part of my report back from the 2013 Melbourne International Film Festival (MIFF) looks at the Chinese film A Touch of Sin and Call Girl, a Swedish neo noir set in the early seventies. First up, Call … Continue reading