Criminal Record #6 – Denzel Washington and the Value of Charisma

From police procedurals to heists, American film noir and French policiers via South Korean serial killers, Criminal Record is a column delving into the rich and heady cinematic history of crime films. This time, a look at Denzel Washington’s career as a crime film leading man.

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Criminal Record #5 – Gay Desire and the Psychosexual Thriller

From police procedurals to heists, American film noir and French policiers via South Korean serial killers, Criminal Record is a column delving into the rich and heady cinematic history of crime films. This week, a look at gay thrillers of the last ten years.

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Criminal Record #4 – “This is a Film About DOPE!” – Pickup Alley

From police procedurals to heists, American film noir and French policiers via South Korean serial killers, Criminal Record is a new column on Flip Screen, delving into the rich and heady cinematic history of crime films. This time around, a trip back to a forgotten noir that presaged the Bond films.

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Criminal Record #3 – The Devil is in the Detail – Jean-Pierre Melville

From police procedurals to heists, American film noir and French policiers via South Korean serial killers, Criminal Record is a column delving into the rich and heady cinematic history of crime film and TV. This week, a love letter to Jean-Pierre Melville, France’s patron saint of laconic cool.

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Criminal Record #2 – Populist TV, Populist Authority in ‘Money Heist’ (2017)

From police procedurals to heists, American film noir and French policiers via South Korean serial killers, Criminal Record is a column delving into the rich and heady cinematic history of crime film and TV. This week, a look at the success of Netflix’s Money Heist

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Class, Capitalism and Crime in ‘The Long Good Friday’

From police procedurals to heists, American film noir and French policiers via South Korean serial killers, Criminal Record is a new column on Flip Screen, delving into the rich and heady cinematic history of crime films. First up, an Easter-themed look at The Long Good Friday.

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