Tag: mystery

FILM REVIEW: Bad Times At The El Royale

There is much to be said for watching a film that revels in tense unpredictability. Far too often movies fall into the realm of the foreseeable. You know how it will end from the moment it begins [or a little longer into the film, but not by much]. Thankfully, Bad Times at the El Royale

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BOOK REVIEW: The Labyrinth of the Spirits by Carlos Ruiz Zafon

The final volume from the critically acclaimed Cemetery of Forgotten Books cycle, in which the reader is transported once again into the mesmerising world of intrigue, suspense and compelling stories of beloved and new characters. The beautiful and enigmatic Alicia Gris is at the centre of this final volume, and her investigation leads to the

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FILM REVIEW: In Darkness

There’s a sub-genre of thriller which we might call the ‘blind woman in peril’ movie which generally revolves around the witnessing of a murder. Jennifer 8 and Blink are good examples, though the daddy of them all is late 60’s melodrama Wait Until Dark, which featured Audrey Hepburn as a sight impaired woman, trapped at home, desperately defending herself against

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FILM REVIEW: Murder on the Orient Express

One raging snowstorm, one broken-down train, one bloody murder, a dozen or so suspects, and only one detective who could possibly make sense of it all. The man for the job is Hercule Poirot, a Belgian detective invented by the world’s most popular crime writer, Agatha Christie. Murder on the Orient Express is the fourth

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