Writes about crime fiction, film and culture at Hardboiled Wonderland.

Favorite films

  • Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Garcia
  • Miller's Crossing
  • Lost Highway
  • Sorcerer

Recent activity

  • Cigarette Burns

  • The Burnt Orange Heresy

  • Heist

  • Commando

Recent reviews


Popular reviews

  • White Sands

    White Sands

    Very happy for the opportunity to revisit this one for an appearance on The Projection Booth podcast. What does stand out again is the cast. Holy cow is it stacked. Always somebody interesting to watch and appreciate especially 30 years on as both Willem DaFoe and Samuel L. Jackson have built tremendous careers.

    It's a high-desert daylight noir that twists about perhaps too much for its own good. Curious to know how writer Daniel Pyne might have directed the material…

  • The Squeeze

    The Squeeze

    The best new to me 70s crime picture I've seen in a while. Just fucking cold, hard, misanthropic nastiness. Really terrific. Stacy Keach is fantastic.