All posts tagged "Texas"

  • Entertainment
    DVD/Blu-ray: Finger-Lickin’ Good “Killer Joe” Deliciously, Deliriously Tawdry Noir

    If you think you’ve seen gritty, pulpy, trashy noir, then you certainly haven’t seen “Killer Joe.” Unapologetically tawdry, twistedly perverse and proudly NC-17, and of course, nastily entertaining, this blackly comic, Southern Gothic exploitation pic revels in trailer trash and lurid, black-hearted behavior. It might call for a shower afterwards to scrub...

  • Entertainment
    “Bernie” an Unusually Amusing, Touching True-Crime Story

    As “Bernie” opens, a title card informs that “what you’re fixin’ to see is…a true story,” referring to a 1998 article in the Texas Monthly by Skip Hollandsworth. Bernhardt “Bernie” Tiede of Carthage, Texas was convicted of first-degree murder for shooting 81-year-old Marjorie Nugent in the back four times and then storing...

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    George Wier Releases the Next Bill Travis Mysteries Novel: Slow Falling

    Anyone who has read the Bill Travis Mysteries or any of George Wier\’s novels probably feels like they know the author well enough to be on a first name basis.   “I\’d like for my readers to walk away with a feel for who I am, what my values are, my outlook...