Before He Kills Again (Series Review: “The Alienist”)

A disturbing investigation into a series of gruesome murders in turn of the century New York City, introducing controversial new methods in criminal forensics. Based on the spectacular 1994 novel that read more like historical fiction, The Alienist illustrates a brutal world of poverty and privilege on the precipice of social and political change. Continue Reading →


Small Town Crime Noir, In Reverse (Film Review: “Shimmer Lake”)

If you can count backwards from five, you’re sure to enjoy one of the freshest crime thrillers to come out of small town America since Fargo. Continue Reading →


Bright Lights, Big City (Film Review: “Metro Manila”)

A young family’s dreams of a new life turn into a nightmare from which there’s only one way out in the harrowing film, Metro Manila. Continue Reading →