Archive for ‘September, 2014’

Has Lee Child lost his edge?

Personal, the latest novel featuring anti-hero Jack Reacher, is a shallow, bare-bones mess — and the second sub-par Child novel is as many years. What’s going on here?

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The Drop is a terrific, tense crime drama

James Gandolfini is great in his last role, but it’s Tom Hardy that makes this film about a bar in Brooklyn, a murder mystery, a robbery and an abused puppy really shine.

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Big swing, big miss: Tana French’s new The Secret Place is an overstuffed mess

After five good-to-excellent novels set in modern Ireland, French’s latest (about a murder at a Dublin private school) goes on too long and tries too hard to do too much.

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