The Daily News May Have Found a Gem of a Neo Noir at the LA Film Festival: Too Late

Too Late stars John Hawkes as a Los Angeles private detective. Shot with only 5 shots, each of which is a single shot, 20 minutes long. The film also shows the scenes out-of-order. This sounds like the making of an interesting film! Dennis Hauck is the first time director for this film and from the sounds of it, a promising one. Read Bob Strauss’ full review of Too Late in the link below. I really look forward to seeing this one.

http://www.dailynews.com/arts-and-entertainment/20150613/la-film-festival-review-too-late-an-audacious-neo-noir/1

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Review: The Maid’s Version by Daniel Woodrell

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This is a short book written by Daniel Woodrell, someone I’ve been wanting to read for a while.  I learned of Woodrell because of the movie Winter’s Bone a great southern noir staring Jennifer Lawrence and John Hawkes(I will re watch this and review it at a later time).  I really enjoyed this gritty real looking movie and was very interested in reading the book(still am).  I picked this book up on my Nook because it was on sale for $2.99. Though this is a short book it was really dense with great language.  The story was good, flashing to different times in the characters lives, made for a puzzle that all came together in the end.  This is one of those books that may be even better on a second read so you can pick up on all the little clues through out.  I hope to check out more of Woodrell’s books, especially Winter’s Bone, Tomato Red and the Bayou Trilogy.