Malice

Books / Reviews Nov 1, 2014

Malice

by Tim Hornyak

"The incident took place on April 16, 1996, a Tuesday." This meditative, clever novel from the author of 2011's "The Devotion of Suspect X" begins with a journal entry by Osamu Nonoguchi, a children's author who happens upon the body of his friend and ...

'Purachina Deta (Platinum Data)'

Film / Reviews Mar 15, 2013

'Purachina Deta (Platinum Data)'

by Mark Schilling

Why are so many Japanese sci-fi thrillers so sure our near-future rulers will try to tyrannize us, dehumanize us or, as in "Batoru Rowaiaru (Battle Royale)," make us slaughter each other, even when our only crime is possessing raging adolescent hormones? Given what I've ...