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City of Lies
Time does no favors to this delayed investigation into Biggie’s murder
"...Ultimately, City of Lies is more James Ellroy than docudrama, resulting in a tired police thriller..."

March 26, 2021 Movie Review by Matthew Monagle

Brothers by Blood
Cold and slow gang war on the streets of Philadelphia
"...classics of the era like Richard Price's Clockers and James Ellroy's L.A. Quartet. In no small part that was..."

Jan. 29, 2021 Movie Review by Richard Whittaker

Mank
Corruption, lies, and credits on the set of Citizen Kane
"...Hollywood rather than baseball, he'd have written Mank. If James Ellroy had dug into studio internal memos instead of..."

Nov. 20, 2020 Movie Review by Richard Whittaker

ATX Television Festival Goes From Small Screen to Big Screen to Small Screen Again
How the celebration of TV is leading the way in streaming fests as it becomes ATX TV ... From the Couch!
"...screening of the "lost" pilot for CBS's adaptation of James Ellroy's L.A. Confidential – have simply slid back a..."

June 5, 2020 Screens Feature by Richard Whittaker

The Irishman
Scorsese's filmmaking excellence can't mask a flawed retreading of mob history
"...This is Scorsese trying to wade into James Ellroy territory – most especially the mob vs. Kennedy..."

Nov. 8, 2019 Movie Review by Richard Whittaker

ATX TV Fest Scores Parenthood Reunion for 2020
Justified, LA Confidential, Oz also join schedule
"...of the 2018 unaired pilot for the adaptation of James Ellroy's L.A. Confidential. The third adaptation – after the..."

Nov. 6, 2019 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

Austin Film Festival Review: DC Noir
George Pelecanos gives us glimpses of Washington crime and life
"...It's a very simple equation. As James Ellroy is to L.A., and David Simon is to..."

Nov. 4, 2019 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

Three Cheers!
"...sour, dour, and hydrochloride expressions, kept reminding me of James Ellroy, whose right-wing nastiness has distilled into a kind..."

April 1, 2019 Postmarks

1960s Austin Gangsters
The noir novelist digs into the capital city's criminal past and unearths characters who are lively, colorful, and interesting
"...hero Tim Overton, his crony Jerry Ray "Fat Jerry" James, and their white-trash buddies could band together to commit..."

Oct. 2, 2015 Arts Feature by Tim Stegall

Austin Film Fest: Brian Helgeland Honored, More Panelists Announced
Annual fest spotlighting writers teases out a few more names
"...was able to extract a coherent narrative out of James Ellroy's labyrinthine doorstopper of a novel, L.A. Confidential. Or..."

Sept. 2, 2015 Screens Post by Josh Kupecki

Bombay Velvet
Indian crime drama
"...at press time. Indian crime drama was inspired by James Ellroy's L.A. Quartet...."

May 15, 2015 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Brainquake
Sam Fuller's last novel is the perfect cap on his legacy of true-to-life, flamboyant, high-impact storytelling
"...the novice, it's also a perfect introduction. Overall, had James Ellroy not unleashed Perfidia, Brainquake would have been this..."

Dec. 26, 2014 Arts Review by Tim Stegall

Perfidia
The first book in this new L.A. Quartet shows new depth, scope, and craftsmanship in James Ellroy's canon
"...Perfidiaby James Ellroy Alfred A. Knopf, 720pp., $28.95..."

Oct. 24, 2014 Arts Feature by Tim Stegall

The Texas Book Festival: Who's Out, Who's In?
The lineup changes slightly as big event draws nigh; schedule now live
"...Well, of course James Ellroy is still going to be there...."

Oct. 1, 2014 Books Post by Wayne Alan Brenner

Texas Book Festival 2014: The Full Party List
Among the 275 authors: Oates, Ellroy, Mosley, Lear, Dean
"...all released in the last year; master of noir James Ellroy, who's launching another epic investigation into L.A.'s dark..."

Sept. 11, 2014 Books Post by Robert Faires

Bedside Manner
Rules to read by
"...Woman in White, when the latest fever dream from James Ellroy was published, and it was all I could..."

Aug. 20, 2012 Books Post by Josh Kupecki

The Fun Platform
Helen Knode's new murder mystery finds her leaving noir and stepping into the light
"...made complete sense: She met and married noir king James Ellroy of Black Dahlia fame. The San Francisco Chronicle's..."

April 27, 2012 Books Feature by Cindy Widner

Rampart
Woody Harrelson reunites with the director of The Messenger to create this portrait of a very dirty cop.
"...It should come as little surprise that James Ellroy, the master of corrupt L.A. cop stories (L.A...."

Feb. 24, 2012 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Take Five
Recommended at Cine las Americas
"...charisma was Captain Dudley Smith, the knee-breaking bully of James Ellroy's L.A. Quartet. The film's brooding and disturbing conundrum..."

April 22, 2011 Screens Feature by Richard Whittaker

The Year in Books
Freedom, Finkler, and Kids of America
"...is necessary to understand this misunderstood art form. – James Renovitch..."

Jan. 7, 2011 Books Feature by Kimberley Jones

Bedside Manner: Mogwai's Travel Reading
What Savlov's dog is napping on these days
"...Ivers and the Lost History of New Wave Theatre, James Ellroy's self-sex therapy-cum-memoir The Hilliker Curse). Atop the stack..."

Nov. 30, 2010 Books Post by Marc Savlov

Sick City
This L.A. noir is fearless about naming, shaming, and spoofing brand-name burn-outs
"...washed up in Hollywood's shadow. If this were still James Ellroy's City of Angels, O'Neill's protagonists would be the..."

July 23, 2010 Books Review by Richard Whittaker

Walk Away From the Light
Cinema Club showcases overlooked noirs
"...to education and preservation efforts (its advisory board includes James Ellroy and Dennis Lehane). Next week, Muller will present..."

July 9, 2010 Screens Feature by Kimberley Jones

Blood's a Rover: A Novel
Ellroy's oh-the-humanity neo-noir crimespeak bubbles up not from the heart nor from the head but from the gut
"...Blood's a Rover: A Novelby James Ellroy Knopf, 656 pp., $28.95..."

Sept. 18, 2009 Books Review by Marc Savlov

Private Midnight
Private Midnight vaults from police procedural to erotic thriller to occult horror to philosophical tome
"...seedy way. When it fails, it's like Damon Runyon, James Ellroy, and Dennis Miller dukin' it out for keyboard..."

April 10, 2009 Books Review by Richard Whittaker

Street Kings
This new crime drama starring Keanu Reeves is directed by the screenwriter of Training Day and based on a story by crackerjack crime novelist James Ellroy.
"...L.A. streets, and no one knows that better than James Ellroy, the crime novelist who wrote the story on..."

April 18, 2008 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Tokyo Year Zero
British-born David Peace comes on like James Ellroy with a pint of warm Yorkshire ale in his hand
"...British-born David Peace comes on like James Ellroy with a pint of warm Yorkshire ale in..."

Sept. 28, 2007 Books Review by Richard Whittaker

The Black Dahlia
Brian De Palma returns with a new crime thriller drawn from James Ellroy's fictional account of the notorious Los Angeles murder of a would-be Hollywood starlet dubbed the Black Dahlia.
"...life in a book or a movie, such as James Ellroy's former, which begat Brian De Palma's latter, is..."

Sept. 22, 2006 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Summer Reading
Michael Connelly's ace homicide detective Harry Bosch is back with LAPD after three years' retirement
"...X in the sky. Plus, there are references to James Ellroy, another guy whose name is synonymous with obsession..."

May 27, 2005 Books Feature by Jesse Sublett

Short Cuts
Local writer Amanda Eyre Ward gets her debut novel, Sleep Toward Heaven, picked up by Sandra Bullock's Fortis Films.
"...garnering praise from all quarters, including L.A. Confidential author James Ellroy, who called it "a bonaroo first novel!" "My..."

May 9, 2003 Screens Column by Marc Savlov

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