Bangkok Right Now

March 2021 The important thing first – alcohol is being served in restaurants again. I know, from talking with colleagues all over the world, the pandemic has had a profound impact on our lives.  It is somewhat ironic that the time period I am currently …

Noir Crime Movie Review: Everybody Has A Plan 2012

Viggo does a nifty double act here, and neither character could be called heroic; just about everyone is a villain, and if not they’re either cops or victims. The setting is river marshland, as much a character as the actors. The acting is solid throughout …

The Simple Art of Murder

In The Simple Art of Murder, Raymond Chandler lays a hard series of jabs to the guts of most “detective” novels prior to and including his own era – he wields a harsh pen against some of his contemporary’s. What follows are then short stories penned by the “sage grandfather of noir”.