Category Archives: Crime film

My 2014 Melbourne International Film Festival top ten

The Melbourne International Film Festival (MIFF) kicks off in few days. As usual, there’s a packed program full of cinematic goodness. If you’re wanting to check some films out but are stumped as to what to see, here’s my ten … Continue reading

The Burglar and unbearable anxiety of late film noir

What I love about the canon of cinema known as film noir is just when you think you’ve seen the all important films, along comes something and blows you away. Thus was the case recently when I watched the 1957 … Continue reading

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