Crime films

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The Show review – Alan Moore brings vaudevillian dazzle to Northampton noir
Moore has created a Chandlerian shoal of red herrings, drawing viewers into a dark and dense mystery set in the very centre of England

Phil Hoad

13, Oct, 2021 @2:00 PM

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Brusque cops and femmes fatales: discovering Gilles Grangier’s forgotten noir gem
Le Désordre et la Nuit, shown as part of a retrospective for the great thriller director at Lyon’s Lumière film festival, is a well-crafted treat for fans of the genre

Peter Bradshaw

11, Oct, 2021 @3:22 PM

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Whitetail review – Deliverance-style backwoods thriller in hock to macho survivalism
Entertaining but emotionally stunted film about a family hunting trip starts out with promising menace but gets bogged down in a thicket of dialogue

Phil Hoad

11, Oct, 2021 @12:00 PM

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The Many Saints of Newark review – Sopranos prequel keeps it in the family
Michael Gandolfini is goosebump-inducing as the young Tony Soprano, amid race riots and antagonism towards rival African American gangs

Peter Bradshaw

21, Sep, 2021 @4:00 PM

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The Maltese Falcon review – dreamlike tension and the greatest MacGuffin of all time
A dark, steely performance from Humphrey Bogart is at the cynical heart of John Huston’s adaptation of the classic detective novel

Peter Bradshaw

17, Sep, 2021 @11:00 AM

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Copshop review – lean, mean nailbiter with a pop-culture fetish
Joe Carnahan’s claustrophobic thriller is packed with the satisfying basics: neat setups and payoffs and gratuitous violence

Phil Hoad

10, Sep, 2021 @7:10 AM

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The 30 best mobster movies – ranked!
Ahead of the Sopranos prequel The Many Saints of Newark hitting cinemas, here are 30 organised crime flicks you must see before you sleep with the fishes

Anne Billson

09, Sep, 2021 @12:00 PM

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No Man of God review – edgy tête-à-tête with Ted Bundy
Director Amber Sealey manages to dodge serial-killer fetishisation, as Elijah Wood’s FBI profiler interviews Bundy on death row

Leslie Felperin

09, Sep, 2021 @6:00 AM

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Yakuza Princess review – stylish gangster tale makes its kills count
Story of a yakuza turf war survivor smuggled to Brazil has real style and a devil-may-care cheek

Mike McCahill

08, Sep, 2021 @9:00 AM

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Rise of the Footsoldier: Origins review – lock, stock … and lots of bad haircuts
The unkillable crime saga rewinds to the 90s for yet another helping of lairy geezers going at it. Will you stay awake this time?

Leslie Felperin

03, Sep, 2021 @8:00 AM

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Vinnie Jones: ‘My career flew off the rails. The wheels were going. There wasn’t a spare seat!’
The footballer-turned-movie hard man is back, starring in a new Footsoldier film. He talks about how his film and TV career exploded and refinding his dignity

Joel Golby

27, Aug, 2021 @7:00 AM

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The Last Job review – Richard Dreyfuss is a retiree on a rampage in muddled melodrama
Dreyfuss is a former mobster resorting to violence in a film whose delightful score can’t save it from being a hot mess

Leslie Felperin

25, Aug, 2021 @9:00 AM

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