Tag: murder

Deathtrap

Archikulture Digest

A writer hits a dry spell and then murders his wife, all in the name of making a hit.

Assassins

Assassins

Archikulture Digest

A musical about attempts to assassinate The President. Only Sondheim could pull it off.

The Burningmoore Deaths

Screen Reviews

Former Queensryche lead singer Geoff Tate stars as a father-turned-murderer who wreaks havoc on the crew of a home improvement show in an interesting mash-up of faux documentary and found footage horror movie.

Mark of the Devil

Mark of the Devil

Screen Reviews

Explicit torture in the middle ages leads to death, dismemberment and a new found respect for the American justice system and the inquisition.

23rd Psalm

Screen Reviews

An angel appears on the street as a prostitute and cures the problems of the destitute as a detective chases her murderer.

Milk

Screen Reviews

Harvey Milk gets the biopic treatment from Gus Van Sant. Carl F Gauze worries that the man’s life and work might be overshadowed by the need for this to be an Important Movie.

Mystechs

Music Reviews

Hot Tub of Blood (Death by Karaoke). Review by Carl F Gauze.

Rebus: Set 2

Screen Reviews

Ken Stott returns as the hard-drinking, hard-smoking, DI John Rebus for a second set of mysteries, based on the books by Ian Rankin. This series sees Rebus dealing with complex ciphers, underworld bosses, duplicitous businessmen, and dead cats, along with the requisite murders in each episode. Joe Frietze gives his best good cop/bad cop.

Anatomy of a Secret Life

Print Reviews

Psst! Carl F Gauze has a secret to tell about secrets. Peek over his shoulder while he delves into a new psychological study on the motivation and results of living a secret life.

The Weeping Buddha

Print Reviews

Carl F. Gauze doesn’t need CSI, he’s got Heather Dune Macadam’s The Weeping Buddha, a tightly written muder mystery revolving around modern forensic science and traditional police leg work.

Johnny Dowd

Interviews

Steve Stav goes way down with songwriter Johnny Dowd about “happy music,” the death penalty, and being called a genius.

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Henry V

Henry V

Archikulture Digest

Blood, guts, and kicking butt in France — it’s the age-old story of Shakespeare. Carl F. Gauze once again enjoys the salacious violence and complicated plot points of Henry V, in the moody dark of Orlando Shakes.

New Music Now 011: Nora O’Connor

New Music Now 011: Nora O’Connor

Features

On today’s New Music Now, Judy Craddock talks to our musical guest, Nora O’Connor, about her solo album, My Heart, and the captivating new music she’s listening to right now. Tune in for great music, and more ’90s references than you can shake a scrunchie at.

Big Time Gambling Boss

Big Time Gambling Boss

Screen Reviews

Writer Kazuo Kasahara and director Kôsaku Yamashita transcend genre conventions to create the memorable film Big Time Gambling Boss. Phil Bailey reviews.

Frank Bello

Frank Bello

Features

Frank Bello’s new memoir Fathers, Brothers, and Sons: Surviving Anguish, Abandonment, and Anthrax takes us from a New York childhood, to Anthrax stadium tours, to fatherhood with the charming informality of a conversation with an old friend. Then I’m Gone, Bello’s first solo EP, provides accompaniment. Joe Frietze reviews.