Story | Jul 8, 2011 | 8:42 AM
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Story | Jul 17, 2011Guilt was Patricia Highsmith's great theme. In her books even the good know they're not innocent, and they carry an apprehension that they too will be found out. "Night was falling quickly, with visible speed like a black sea creeping over the earth," reflects Robert Forester at the beginning of "The Cry of the Owl" (Grove: 272 pp., $14), one of her lesser-known works from 1963 and one of her most unsettling. Which is saying plenty.
Story | Aug 8, 2011 | 12:19 PM
Story | Apr 15, 2011
Out of curiosity, I picked up this paperback for 50 cents at the Southern California Library’s book sale because the 1947 movie based on Dorothy B. Hughes’ novel is often mentioned as a classic film noir, and of course it’s...
Story | Nov 19, 2011
Viggo Mortensen, star of "A Dangerous Method," has obsessive work habits, says director and collaborator David Cronenberg.