Walter Matthau, man of action?

The series of ten Martin Beck novels written by Swedish husband and wife Per Wahloo and Maj Sjowall between 1965 and 1975 are not entirely conventional mysteries. They are police procedurals which focus on the tedious sifting of facts and clues which may or may not lead anywhere, in which accident and coincidence often abruptly […]

Blasts from the past

Trash diversions

Resurrecting a pre-tax shelter classic: The Rainbow Boys (1973)

Criterion Blu-ray review: Giuseppe De Santis’ Bitter Rice (1949)

Beware the children!