It’s a film-heavy week of links below, leaning hard on the classics, as I’d argue we often should. Plus, I’ve got some lovely longer pieces for you to open in a tab on your phone and maybe discover two weeks from now excited you forgot to read it. Or at least that’s how I most often read things.
I’ve had some trouble lately digging up quality podcasts to share with you. If you have a recent fave that’s (even tangentially) crime-related, fictional or not, we’d love to hear about it. Tell us at @WeTalkMovies so we can spread the gospel.
- Tired of bloated blockbusters and boring retreads? Maybe Hollywood needs another Bonnie and Clyde moment, argues The Guardian (with me in the background nodding like it was my idea)
- Did you catch our review of All the Queen’s Horses, about the largest-ever municipal case of fraud? The doc has premiered in New York, but until it gains wider distribution, you can learn more about the kind of white collar crime that inspire it by checking out this TEDEd talk with the filmmaker, Kelly Richmond Pope, about how people can rationalize this degree of fraud
- A lovely appreciation of filmmaker Jean-Pierre Meliville, master of the crime thriller
- As a Don Winslow superfan (he once said “Hi, I’m Don” to me at a book signing), news that he just sold the film rights to one his non-fiction books—The Last Good Heist: The Inside Story Of The Biggest Single Payday In The Criminal History Of The Northeast—is second only to news he’ll be the one writing the screenplay
- I can’t tell if I think this is funny or a deep existential bummer
- The writer was proud of this headline which, if he is a parent, is also a Dad Joke
- Is Jessica Biel’s new series, The Sinner, based on a true crime? Maaaybe? Is it based on a novel which is maybe based on a true crime? Definitely. Full details if you’re interested
- Not a story about crime, but one about a kind of accidental deception, and ultimately about connectedness
- Is rogue capitalism a crime?
- Speaking of capitalism, exorcism in France is on the rise. (It makes sense if you read this)
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