Crimeculture’s Film Reviews

Crimeculture’s new series of film reviews are written by Lauren Randall.

Blue Velvet (1986)

Johnny Handsome (1989)

The Girl Who Played with Fire (2010)

Drive (2011)

We Need To Talk About Kevin (2011)

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2009)

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2011)

Archive of Crimeculture’s Film Reviews

The Big House Film Society Reviews

Roger Westcombe is the founding President of the Big House Film Society, which specialises in film noir and classic thrillers. He has designed and presented specialist seminars on a variety of topics including ‘Teaching film noir ‘at the 2002 international CAMEO (Council of Australian Media Educators Organisation) conference, ‘Joining The Dots’. In 2003 he presented the first of an annual series of introductory film noir seminars for students, ‘Pulp Diction’. He is a graduate of the B.A. (Communications) program at the University of Technology, Sydney (1990).

The Big House Film Reviews currently available are: 

À Bout de Souffle

Ace in the Hole

Act of Violence

Beyond a Reasonable Doubt

The Big Combo


Border Incident

The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari


Cisco Pike


The Dark Mirror


The Enforcer

Foreign Correspondent

Gun Crazy

He Walked By Night

I Confess

The Killers

Kiss Me Deadly

Kiss of Death

Kiss or Kill

M  (1931)

M  (1951)

Manchurian Candidate

The Man Who Cheated Himself

Mean Streets

Miller’s Crossing


Murder by Contract

Night Moves

Night of the Hunter

Pretty Poison


Raw Deal

Reckless Moment


Scarlet Street

Scorsese – Student Shorts

The Set-Up

Slightly Scarlet


They Live By Night

This Gun For Sale

Touch of Evil

Undercover Man

Where Danger Lives

Where the Sidewalk Ends

White Heat