This World, Then The Fireworks

Adapted from a little-known novella by apocalyptic pulp-visionary Jim Thompson, written in the '50s but published posthumously, this exercise in period noir is a spider's nest of luridness driven by incest, nymphomania and murderous insanity, and all but suffocated by its meticulous production design. Warped by a childhood whose turning point was their...read more

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Our favorite star-crossed Loch…
Oct 18, 2005 4:00 AM EDT
Our favorite star-crossed Loch Ness Monster hunters are back together this week, hot on the trail of the Big Bad Specimen A that Laura managed to tag last time. Seriously, if these two aren't MFEO (that's Made For Each Other) in their obsessive-compulsive Captain Ahab routine, I don't know who is. When Rich gets a load of Laura's shrine-o'-newspaper-clippings, he tells her, "I thought I'd gone overboard." Guess what, Surface cast? I'm instituting a dollar-a-pun rule — it's a crisp gr (more…) Read more