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E45 — Richard Stark’s The Hunter — Deep Dive — Cinema Spotlight — Five Round Burst

In Episode 45 we do a deep dive of Richard Stark’s The Hunter. Did we like it? Yes, but. . . Also in this episode, Justin discusses two classic noir films in Cinema Spotlight, and we get back to basics in Five Round Burst. Get in touch with the show: pointblanknoir@gmail.com Twitter: @pointblanknoir Facebook: Point …

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Bonus Episode — Quarantine Edition — Riot in Cell Block 11

Odds are you are under some type of stay at home order or doing some sort of social distancing. We’ve got you covered with a mini-episode. We both watched “Riot in Cell Block 11.” It’s a classic prison noir film that we both enjoyed. We talk about the film without any major spoilers, and it’s …

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E39 — Blood of the Wicked (Pt. 2) — Deep Dive — Cinema Spotlight — Five Round Burst

Welcome to Point Blank! We return to Sao Paulo, diving deep into Leighton Gage’s Blood of the WIcked, the first Chief Inspector Mario Silva investigation. We’ll also reflect on City of God (2003), a Brazilian crime film that both of us agree is a modern classic, and we give you five Brazilian crime fiction hard …

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E38: Brazilian Noir – – Books of the Decade – – Blood of the Wicked (Part 1)

Welcome to Point Blank! In this episode we travel down to the beautiful beaches, massive cities, and humid jungles of Brazil to explore Brazilian Noir. We’ll introduce Leighton Gage’s ‘Blood of the WIcked’ the first Chief Inspector Mario Silva investigation. We’ll take a look at some of the crime fiction books of the decade, and …

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E36: Out (Part 1) — Natsuo Kirino — Japanese Noir — Dog Eared Classics

In Episode 36, we head as far east as we’re going to go on on our Noir Trip Around the World as we take you to the industrial wastelands of working class Tokyo with our introduction to Natsuo Kirino’s very popular and controversial crime noir, Out. In Subject Unknown, we chat about Japanese Noir, and …

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E35: My Sister, The Serial Killer (Part 2) — Deep Dive — Forgotten Classics? — 5 Round Burst

Welcome to Point Blank Podcast! In Episode 35, we take a close look at two sisters; ones a killer, the other cleans up the mess. We travel to Lagos, Nigeria a place think with a gritty noir feel where we cover Oyinkan Braithwaite’s wildly popular “My Sister, The Serial Killer.” We look at the work …

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E32: Total Chaos (Part 1) — Jean-Claude Izzo — Mediterranean Noir — Well Thumbed Classics

We’ve packed our bags and hopped the pond to explore the noir of the Mediterranean focusing in on Marseilles, France. We introduce ‘Total Chaos’ by Jean-Claude Izzo and the broader topic of Mediterranean Noir. In ‘Well Thumbed Classics’ we cover two collections one featuring the Western Noir of Harry Whittington and the other the work …

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E16: Queenpin (pt. 2) — Deep Discussion — Megan Abbott

All Abbott! All Queenpin! We discuss this wonderful neo-noir tale from one of the “Queens of Noir.” There are spoilers, as we do discuss the whole book, but we believe this one is worth more than one read. Get in Touch! Join our Goodreads Group Visit our Patreon Email Us Facebook Twitter Don’t forget to rate …

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E15: Queenpin (pt. 1) — Megan Abbott — Antiheroes — 5 Round Burst

Discussion! Reviews! Antiheroes! We introduce Megan Abbott’s “Queenpin,” talk films, review a few books, and have an interesting talk about antiheroes thanks to a listener question. Books Reviewed: “Paradise Travel” by Jorge Franco “Among the Thugs” by Bill Buford “She Rides Shotgun” by Jordan Harper “Lamentation” by Joe Clifford “Dark Harbor: The War for the New York …

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