CRIME CULTURE

CRIME CULTURE: The Irishman

Director Martin Scorsese reunites with old buddies Robert De Niro, Al Pacino, Harvey Keitel and an out-of-retirement Joe Pesci for one last hurrah making a masterpiece of a gangster film. Gary Johnston with this review of ‘The Irishman’.

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CRIME CULTURE: Red Joan

Inspired by true events, Red Joan is a new historical spy thriller co-starring Judi Dench. Aiming for heft and gravitas, it instead ends up being a serious let-down with racist caricatures taking centre stage alongside some of the most tedious British stiff upper lips seen in a long while, writes Therese Taylor.

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CRIME CULTURE: Narcos – Mexico

It’s the latest instalment in the increasingly popular ‘Narcos’ series from Netflix. This time the action switches to the ‘greenfields’ of Mexico in the 1980s as Sinaloa’s Guadalajara Cartel go from wide-eyed cannabis innovators to cynical cocaine couriers for the Colombians.

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CRIME CULTURE: Casting JonBenet

Any unsolved crime, especially something as heinous as the murder of a child, is bound to attract speculation. The thought that a killer like that lurks among us is haunting.Perhaps that’s why Casting JonBenet manages to be so beguiling twenty years after the infamous and still unsolved murder of six-year-old pageant queen JonBenet Ramsey. Sophie Winter with her verdict.