DVD Review Father Brown Season 6

DVD Review—Father Brown Season Six

Father Brown has been on the rise over the last few seasons, and Chris Chan has his DVD review to let you know if Father Brown Season Six should be added to your queue.   The sixth season of Father Brown shows a notable improvement over the early seasons, as well as the continuation of […]

DVD Review—Acquitted, Spring Tide, and Those Who Kill

DVD Review—Acquitted, Spring Tide, and Those Who Kill

Looking for your next binge-worthy show? Why not try one of these Scandinavian crime dramas! Acquitted, Spring Tide, and Those Who Kill have something for every crime drama aficionado, from the classic “whodunnit?” to even more twisted, dark stories.   DVD Review–Acquitted: Seasons One and Two (Norwegian language series), Spring Tide: Season One (Swedish language series), and Those Who Kill (Danish […]

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DVD Review—Top of the Lake: China Girl

DVD Review—Top of the Lake: China Girl   Coming about half a decade after the release of the original series Top of the Lake, the second season, subtitled China Girl, is striking by both how similar the sequel is to its predecessor, and how simultaneously shockingly different it is as well.   The original series […]

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DVD Review: The Americans Season 6

DVD Review: The Americans Season 6 (Warning: Oblique spoilers for previous seasons of The Americans follow.) The Americans is a high-concept television series in which the initial premise could have led to any point on the spectrum of quality. In lesser hands, the tale of two Russian spies living undercover as subversives in the United States could […]

The Verdict on American Mystery Classics: A Treat for Mystery fans…

The Verdict on American Mystery Classics: A Treat for Mystery fans…

The Verdict on American Mystery Classics: A Treat for Mystery fans… W.H. Auden once wrote: “Some books are undeservedly forgotten; none are undeservedly remembered.” Otto Penzler, the prolific editor of crime fiction and the proprietor of New York City’s “The Mysterious Bookshop,” is bringing back classic mystery novels from the past that have been long […]

DVD Review– Fargo: Season 3

DVD Review– Fargo: Season 3

DVD Review– Fargo: Season 3   The TV series Fargo has always argued that to be a hero, one does not need to be superhuman, just humane. That sentiment is at the heart of the series, which shows that though a significant portion of the evil in the world is caused by deliberate malice, a […]

DVD Review– The Palermo Connection

DVD Review– The Palermo Connection

DVD Review– The Palermo Connection   The Italian-language miniseries The Palermo Connection centers around twin themes: first, that it is impossible to escape your past, and second, that it is impossible to escape your conscience.   When Angelo Caronia (Riccardo Scamarcio), a talented but arrogant investigator for the Italian police, alienates his superiors and is […]

DVD Review– Rex Stout’s Nero Wolfe: The Complete Series and Nero Wolfe (Italian language series)

DVD Review– Rex Stout’s Nero Wolfe: The Complete Series and Nero Wolfe (Italian language series)

DVD Review– Rex Stout’s Nero Wolfe: The Complete Series and Nero Wolfe (Italian language series)   Alongside Perry Mason, Nero Wolfe is the foremost American fictional detective.  Created by Rex Stout, the Wolfe mysteries spanned four decades and have been continued by Robert Goldsborough.  Wolfe is larger than life due to his eccentricities.  Wolfe loves […]

DVD Review– Murder on the Orient Express

DVD Review: Murder on the Orient Express

DVD Review: Murder on the Orient Express   (NOTE: This review will contain major spoilers for the 2017 movie Murder on the Orient Express.)  “I have lived long enough to know what I like. What I dislike, I cannot abide.”  The above quote is from Michael Green’s screenplay for the 2017 film adaptation of Murder […]