Books, TV, and Movies

Killing Eve is the best thing I’ve seen on TV for a while. Let me try and encourage you to watch.

last updated: 8 November 2018; people: Kim Bodnia  Jodie Comer  Sandra Oh  Phoebe Waller-Bridge  Villanelle  tags: Killing Eve 

Have you been watching The Bridge? If you haven’t, here’s why I think you should…

last updated: 10 July 2018; people: Sofia Helin  Kim Bodnia  tags: The Bridge 

John le Carré’s 1974 novel Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy was adapted to be a movie and tv miniseries. Seek out all three.

last updated: 13 February 2018; people: John le Carre  Gary Oldman  George Smiley  Alec Guiness  tags: Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy 

I’ve been watching Comrade Detective. It’s fun…at least the idea is amusing, but I’m not sure it quite sustains over the full series.

last updated: 14 November 2017; people: Kim Basinger  Channing Tatum  Joseph Gordon-Levitt  tags: Comrade Detective 

On the face of it, Sexy Beast is a gangster movie. In truth, it’s a love story. Sure, there are all the elements of a British gangster movie, a retired criminal living in Spain who is drawn back for one last job—a safe deposit vault heist. But dig deeper to …

last updated: 11 July 2017; people: Ray Winstone  Ben Kingsley  tags: Sexy Beast 

If you haven’t watched BrainDead, can I suggest you do: it’s hugely entertaining.

last updated: 9 May 2017; people: Danny Pino  Mary Elizabeth Winstead  tags: BrainDead  The Cars  You Might Think 

The Power of the Dog by Don Winslow is a great book. If you haven’t read it, fix that and read it now.

last updated: 11 April 2017; people: Don Winslow  tags: The Power of the Dog  Drug Enforcement Agency  US Mexico border  narco traffickers 

Walter Mosley’s novel Devil in a Blue Dress is a noir masterpiece pulling together threads of race, friendship and betrayal, and political corruption in the context of post-war America. Read the book, then watch the movie—and watch the movie for the electric …

last updated: 10 January 2017; people: Don Cheadle  George Clooney  Denzel Washington  Tom Sizemore  Jennifer Beals  Walter Mosley  tags: Devil in a Blue Dress  Ocean's Eleven 

Goliath has pretty much every cliché there could be: Billy McBride was a hotshot lawyer, but he drank—and still drinks—and now is down on his luck, having lost his employment and his wife…but he’s still close to his daughter. He lives (and has …

last updated: 13 December 2016; people: Billy Bob Thornton  David E Kelley  William Hurt  Nina Arianda  tags: Goliath 

In 2007, Meredith Kercher was murdered in Perugia, Italy. Few people remember Meredith Kercher, however, nearly everyone remembers Amanda Knox, with whom Kercher shared an apartment. Knox was found guilty—but was subsequently acquitted—of the murder of …

last updated: 8 November 2016; people: Amanda Knox  Rudy Guede  Meredith Kercher  Raffaele Sollecito  Giuliano Mignini  tags: Netflix